CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 - 12:07 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
#CBSE Class 12th

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education has released CBSE Chemistry Syllabus for class 12. This syllabus comprises the topics and chapters need to study for CBSE 12th exams. All the questions in class 12th chemistry paper will be asked from CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020. So, students should refer to CBSE 12th Chemistry syllabus strictly to prepare for the exams. To prepare practical note-book they should practise with the experiments mentioned in CBSE class 12 chemistry practical syllabus. By knowing CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020, they will come to know about important topics. Around 160 periods are required to study entire CBSE 12th Chemistry syllabus. After that students should start revising the same and practise with the sample papers to ace the exams. Go through the complete article to know more about CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020 and download them.

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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020 (Theory)

The theory exam of CBSE 12th chemistry will be held for a total of 70 marks and the time of 3 hours will be given to write all the answers. The questions will come from 15 units and chapters based on the topics mentioned below. Check the overview and details of CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020 along with exam pattern:

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Overview of CBSE 12th Chemistry Syllabus 2020

Unit No.

Unit Name

No. of Periods Required

Marks

1

Solutions

10

23

2

Electrochemistry

12

3

Chemical Kinetics

10

4

Surface Chemistry

8

5

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

8

19

6

p -Block Elements

14

7

d -and f -Block Elements

12

8

Coordination Compounds

12

9

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

12

28

10

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

12

11

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

14

12

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

12

13

Biomolecules

12

14

Polymers

6

15

Chemistry in Everyday Life

6

Download CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Sample Papers 2020 to practise with the types of questions asked in the exam.

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020 (Topics and Units)

Solutions

Types of solutions, solid solutions, colligative properties, Raoult's law, osmotic pressure, the elevation of boiling point, abnormal molecular mass, depression of freezing point, Van't Hoff factor, etc.

Electrochemistry

Redox reactions, specific and molar conductivity, Kohlrausch's Law, electrolysis, dry cell, lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, fuel cells, corrosion, etc.

Chemical Kinetics

Rate of a reaction, factors affecting the rate of reaction; order and molecularity of a reaction, integrated rate equations and half-life, concept of collision theory. Activation energy, Arrhenius equation, etc.

Surface Chemistry

Adsorption, factors affecting the adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis, colloids and suspension lyophilic, Brownian movement, properties of colloids, Tyndall effect, coagulation, electrophoresis, emulsion, etc.

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Principles and methods of extraction, reduction; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc and iron, etc.

p -Block Elements

Group 16, 17 and 18 Elements: General introduction, occurrence, oxidation states, electronic configuration, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses; dioxygen, Sulphur, Sulphuric Acid, Oxoacids of halogens, etc.

d -and f -Block Elements

General introduction, magnetic properties, electronic configuration, interstitial compounds, metallic character, catalytic property, ionic radii, colour, ionization enthalpy, Lanthanoids, Actinoids, etc.

Coordination Compounds

Coordination compounds - Introduction, ligands, importance, coordination number, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear, colour, magnetic properties and shapes. Bonding, VBT, and CFT, Werner's theory, etc.

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes, Haloarenes, Uses and environmental effects of - iodoform, dichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, trichloromethane, DDT, freons, etc.

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers - Nomenclature, physical and chemical properties, uses, methods of preparation. acidic nature of phenol, etc.

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes and Ketones: uses, nomenclature, methods of preparation, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, nature of carbonyl group.

Carboxylic Acids: uses, nomenclature, acidic nature, physical and chemical properties, methods of preparation, etc.

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

Amines: uses, nomenclature, classification, methods of preparation, structure, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines. Cyanides and Isocyanides, Diazonium salts, etc.

Biomolecules

Carbohydrates - Classification, Importance; Proteins, polypeptides, proteins, the structure of proteins; enzymes. Hormones, Vitamins - Classification and functions. Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA, etc.

Polymers

Copolymerization, natural and synthetic polymers. Biodegradable and nonbiodegradable polymers, etc.

Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemicals in medicines, Chemicals in food, etc.

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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020 (Practical)

The practical exam of CBSE 12th is organized for a total of 30 marks. Students need to prepare a practical notebook and project work. The practical notebook is prepared as per the experiments mentioned in CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020. The evaluation scheme and experiment list of CBSE 12th chemistry practical are given in the following tables:

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Practical Syllabus - Evaluation Scheme

Evaluation Scheme

Marks

Volumetric Analysis

8

Salt Analysis

8

Content-Based Experiment

6

Project Work

4

Class record and viva

4

Total

30

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2020 - Practical Experiment List

Students can download the CBSE 12th Chemistry syllabus using the link given above to download the complete syllabus of practicals. The image of CBSE 12th chemistry practical experiment list is given below for reference:

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CBSE Class 12 Preparation Tips for Chemistry

  • After analyzing the CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020, students should start studying the topics.

  • Start with NCERT books to grab all the concepts then jump to other reference books for class 12 CBSE Chemistry to practise with the types of questions asked from a particular topic.

  • Make notes on important topics of CBSE class 12 Chemistry syllabus 2020 and revise them regularly to keep remember for a long time.

  • Practise with CBSE 12th question papers to know about major aspects of the exam such as types of questions, important questions that round every year.

  • After solving the question paper get the written answers evaluated to know about shortcomings and improvise them to produce better CBSE 12th result 2020.

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nit me b.arch admission keleye cbse class 12th me kitna pecentage hona chahiye.

SAKSHI KULSHRESHTHA 15th Jan, 2020

Taj, NIT me BArch me admission ke liye JEE Mains Paper 2 dena hota hai. Admission Paper 2 ke rank ke hisaab se hoga. Lekin admission ke liye aapko ya to 12th boards me 75% marks chahiye (SC/ ST ke liye 65%) ya aapko apne board ke top 20 percentile me hona chahiye.

Board wise top 20 percentile cutoff marks ke liye aap neeche diye website pe jaa skte hain: https://josaa.nic.in/webinfocms/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=162&iii=Y

2019 ka CBSE ka top 20 percentile cutoff marks (category wise) neeche diya hai:

  • General: 432/500
  • OBC-NCL: 424/500
  • SC: 410/500
  • ST: 390/500
  • PwD: 390/500


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how to prepare myself for humanities 12 th board papers.

Rose Mary George 12th Jan, 2020

Hi Shyam ,

First of all you should collect all the materials which you need for your preparations.This should include texts which you are planning to refer,notes and most importantly previous year question papers with answers.

Secondly make timetable so that you can complete the portions within the time provided. Just roughly refer the previous year question papers so as to get an idea about the pattern of questions .

Now it's time to study. You should understand each and every topic and also maintain your own views about  the same.

It is subject in which the examiner evaluates you on length but you should have a very good time management. Also keep in mind that examiner is not going to read all your answers.Underline important points,make flow charts etc.

Hope this helps.

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Is stream change allowed after 11th?

Abinash Panigrahi 3rd Jan, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Change of stream is a very complicated procedure which can be done only while you're in your 11th and during a certain time decided by the school authorities. But you can't just change your stream after 11th.

But you can do it if you want to repeat your 11th again and start over with the 1st year itself. Only through this way you can get to change your stream.


Hope you got your answer!

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ÑÍthesh 25th Dec, 2019

Hello !!
NSE exam results will be released  in the month of january 2020.Thank you!!

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