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How Can I Improve My Organic Chemistry For IIT JEE?

The Joint Entrance Examination, widely known as JEE, is one of the most sought after entrance examinations in the country. With over 2.2 lakh students appearing for the exam trying to get an admission into the best of the IIT’s, NIT’s or the Central Funded Technical Institutes in the country. The exam has been divided into 2 stages now; JEE Mains conducted by the CBSE and JEE Advanced conducted by the joint admission board of the IIT’s. With organic chemistry being a vital segment of the exam, having a list of all the important equations and reactions which can come for the exam can help you recollect them for the exam. So let’s list out a few of the important organic chemistry tips which have proven to be useful to students in the previous year’s JEE exams.

1. Understand the syllabus: Knowing what you need to study comes first. Get the complete chemistry syllabus and separate out the organic chemistry portion. Spend time on topics like the concept of Hybridization, IUPAC Nomenclature, Isomerism, Resonance,Hyperconjugation.

2. Find a good reference book: Getting a good Organic chemistry reference book will completely change your outlook on the subject. Understand the basics and the reason behind the chemical reaction rather than trying to by-heart the reactions. Keep in mind not to overdo it, as different reference books offer a different approach to explain different topics. This can either help you understand the topic from different angles or make it all into a mess for you.

3. Basics First: Start from general organic chemistry, understand the basics first. Learn about the nomenclature of the different branches of organic chemistry, resonance and many other concepts properly as this will help you grasp the rest of the subject properly.

4. Practice Question Papers: Get your hands on some previous year questions and some sample papers. Filter out the organic chemistry topics and try solving them on your own.

Topic Weightage
General Organic Chemistry 9%
Aldehyde  Ketone 5%
Alcohol Phenol and Ether 7%
Nitrogen Containing compounds 2%
Carboxylic Acids 2%
Hydrocarbons 2%
Biomolecules 2%

As you can see from the table above, the weightage lies mostly with general organic chemistry. Thus, make sure you are thorough with the NCERT 11th and 12th organic chemistry topics to ensure your foundation is strong in the topic. For a different outlook on IIT-JEE chemistry topics, check out this YouTube channel-

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