CBSE- Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus

CBSE chemistry syllabus that covers all the required topics and units in an organized manner. Students from different boards can also visit this syllabus for reference. CBSE board conducts studies and research before modifying and prescribing syllabus for any class and subsequently implements changes time to time. Now download Chemistry syllabus for class 11 and know which are the chapters and units included and eliminated from the previous syllabus.

The list of units in class 11 Chemistry is mentioned below.


  1. Some Basics Concepts of Chemistry
  2. Structure of Atom
  3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. States of Matter
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions
  9. Hydrogen
  10. The s-block Elements
  11. The p- block Elements
  12. Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  13. Hydrocarbons
  14. Environmental Chemistry

1.A. Importance of Chemistry
1.B. Nature of Matter
1.C. Significant figures
1.D. Empirical and molecular formula
1.E. Chemical reactions
1.F. Uncertainty in Measurement
1.G. Laws of Chemical Combinations
1.H. Dalton’s Atomic Theory
1.I. Atomic and Molecular Masses
1.J. Mole concept and molar masses and percentage composition
1.K. Stochiometry and stoichiometric calculation

2.A. Sub-atomic Particles: Discovery of electrons
2.B. Discovery of protons and neutrons
2.C. Charge to mass ratio of electrons
2.D. Miliken’s oil drop experiment
2.E. Atomic Models: Thomsons model of atom
2.F. Rutherfords’ model and limitation
2.G. Atomic number and mass number, isotopes and isobars
2.H. Bohr’s model
2.I. Wave nature of electromagnetic radiation
2.J. Plank’s quantum theory
2.H. Photoelectric effect
2.I. Dual behavior of electromagnetic radiation
2.J. Atomic spectra
2.K. Line spectrum of Hydrogen
2.L. Bohr’s Model for Hydrogen Atom
2.M. Towards Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
2.N. Dual behavior of matter
2.O. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
2.P. Quantum Mechanical Model of Atom
2.Q. Hydrogen atom and Schrodinger equation
2.R. Orbitals and quantum number
2.S. Shapes of atomic orbital
2.T. Energy of atomic orbitals
2.U. Auf Bau’s principle, Pauli’s exclusion principle, Hund’s rule of
maximum multiplicity

2.V. Electronic configuration of atoms, stability of completely filled and
half filled electrons
3.A. Why do we need to classify elements
3.B. Genesis of periodic classification
3.C. Modern periodic law and the present form of periodic table
3.D. Nomenclature of elements having atomic atoms > 100
3.E. Electronic configuration of elements and the periodic table
3.F. Electronic configuration and type of elements: s,p,d, and f blocks
3.G. Metal non-metals and metalloids
3.H. Periodic trend in properties of elements: atomic radii
3.I. Ionic radius
3.J. Ionisation enthalpy
3.K. Electron gain enthalpy
3.L. Electronegativity
3.M. Valency or oxidation states
3.N. Anamolous property of second group elements
3.O. Periodic trend and chemical reactivity
4.A. Kossel-Lewis approach to chemical bonding
4.B. Octet rule
4.C. Covalent bonding
4.D. Lewis representation of simple molecules
4.E. Formal charge
4.F. Limitation to octet rule
4.G. Ionic or electrovalent bond
4.H. Bond parameters
4.I. Resonance structures
4.J. Polarity of bonds
4.K. VSEPR theory
4.L. Shapes of simple molecules according to VSEPR theory
4.M. Valence bond theory
4.N. Orbital overlap concept
4.O. Type of orbital overlap
4.P. Hybridisation
4.Q. Types of hybridization involving sp,sp2, sp3 and sp3d
4.R. Molecular orbital theory
4.S. Linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO)
4.T. Condition for combination of atomic orbitals
4.U. Bonding in some homonuclear diatomic molecules
4.V. Hydrogen bonding
5.A. Intermolecular forces
5.B. Intermolecular forces vs thermal interactions
5.C. The gaseous state
5.D. Boyle’s law
5.E. Charle’s law
5.F. Gay Lussac law
5.G. Avagadro’s law
5.H. Ideal gas equation
5.I. Dalton’s law of partial pressure
5.J. Kinetic molecular theory of gases
5.K. Behaviour of real gas: Deviation from ideal gas
5.L. Liquifaction of gas
5.M. Liquid state- vapor pressure
5.N. Viscosity and surface tension
6.A. Thermodynamics terms: system of surrounding, types of system,
State of system

6.B. Internal energy as state function, work and heat
6.C. First law of thermodynamics – Application
6.D. Isothermal and free expansion of ideal gas
6.E. Enthalpy
6.F. Extensive and Intensive properties
6.G. Relationship between Cp and Cv for an ideal gas
6.H. Measurement of ΔU and ΔH
6.I. Enthalpy change: Standard enthalpy of reaction
6.J. Enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, formation
6.K. Enthalpy of atomization, sublimation, phase transition, solution
6.L. Hess’s law of constant heat summation
6.M. Spontaneity
6.N. Second law of Thermodynamics
6.O. Entropy and spontaneity
6.P. Gibbs energy and spontaneity
6.Q. Gibbs energy change and equilibrium
6.R. Third law of thermodynamics
7.A. Equilibrium in physical processes: solid-liquid equilibrium,
Liquid-vapor equilibrium, Solid vapor equilibrium

7.B. Equilibrium Involving Dissolution of Solid or Gases in Liquids
7.C. General Characteristics of Equilibria Involving Physical Processes
7.D. Equilibrium in Chemical Process: Dynamic Equilibrium
7.E. Law of Chemical Equilibrium and Equilibrium Constant
7.F. Homogeneous Equilibria
7.G. Heterogeneous Equilibria
7.H. Application of Equilibrium Constant: Predicting the extent of reaction
7.I. Prediction of direction of reaction
7.J. Calculating equilibrium concentrations
7.K. Relation between equilibrium constant, reaction constant and
Gibbs energy

7.L. Factors affecting equilibrium
7.M. Factors affecting equilibrium (concentration, inert gas and Pressure)
7.N. Factors affecting equilibrium (catalyst and temperature)
7.O. Le-chatelier principle
7.P. Ionic equilibrium in solution
7.Q. Acids, bases, and salts
7.R. Ionisation of acids and bases
7.S. Acidic strength, concept of pH
7.T. Ionisation of weak acids and bases
7.U. Di and polybasic acids and bases
7.V. Factors affecting acidic strength
7.W. Hydrolysis of salts
7.X. Buffer solution
7.Y. Solubility equilibria of sparingly soluble salts
7.Z. Common ion effect on solubility of ionic salts
8.A. Classical idea of redox reaction- oxidation and reduction reaction
8.B. Redox reaction in term of electron transfer reactions
8.C. Oxidation number
8.D. Types of reactions
8.E. Balancing of redox reaction
8.F. Redox reaction as basis of titration
8.G. Redox reaction and electrode processes
9.A. Position of Hydrogen in periodic table
9.B. Di-hydrogen: Occurrence and isotopes
9.C. Preparation of di-hydrogen
9.D. Properties of di-hydrogen and use
9.E. Hydrides
9.F. Physical and chemical properties of water
9.G. Hard and soft water
9.H. Hydrogen peroxide: Preparation and physical and chemical properties
9.I. Hydrogen peroxide: Structure and uses
9.J. Heavy water
9.K. Hydrogen as fuel
10.A. Group 1 elements: Alkali metals
10.B. Physical and chemical properties of alkali metals
10.C. General characteristics of compounds of alkali metals
10.D. Diagonal relationship
10.E. Anomalous properties of lithium and beryllium
10.F. Some important compounds of sodium: sodium carbonate
10.G. Sodium chloride
10.H. Sodium hydroxide
10.I. Sodium hydrocarbonate
10.J. Biological importance of sodium and potassium
10.K. Group 2 element : Alkaline earth metals
10.L. Chemical properties of group 2 elements and uses
10.M. General characteristics of compounds of alkaline earth metals
10.N. Some important compounds of calcium: Calcium oxide, calcium

10.O. Calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate
10.P. Biological importance of magnesium and calcium
11.A. Group 13 elements: boron family: electronic configuration, atomic
radii, electronegativity, ionization enthalpy

11.B. Physical properties and chemical properties of boron family
11.C. Important trends and anomalous properties of boron
11.D. Some important compound of boron: Borax, orthoboric acid, dibornae
11.E. Uses of boron and aluminium and their compounds
11.F. Group 14 elements: carbon family: electronic configuration, covalent
radii, electronegativity, ionisation enthalpy

11.G. Physical and chemical properties of carbon family
11.H. Important trends and anomalous behavior of carbon
11.I. Allotropes of carbon
11.J. Some important compound of carbon and silicon: Carbon monoxide,
carbon dioxide

11.K. Silicon dioxide, silicones, silicates and zeolites
12.A. General Introduction
12.B. Tetravalence of carbon: Shapes of organic compound
12.C. “Structural representation of organic compounds: Complete,
Condensed and Bond-line, Structural Formulas, Three-Dimensional Representation of Organic molecules”

12.D. Classification of organic compound
12.E. Nomenclature of organic compounds: Nomenclature of alkanes
12.F. Nomenclature of organic compounds having functional group
12.G. Nomenclature of substituted benzene compound
12.H. Isomerism
12.I. Fundamental concepts of organic reactions mechanism
12.J. Nucleophiles and electrophiles, electron movement in organic reactions
12.K. Inductive effect
12.L. Resonance structures and resonance effect
12.M. Electromeric effect and hyperconjugation
12.N. Method of purification of organic compounds: Sublimation,crystallization, distillation
12.O. Differential extraction and chromatography
12.P. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds: detection of carbon and hydrogen, test for nitrogen
12.Q. Test for sulphur, halogen and phosphorus
12.R. Quantitative analysis for carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen
12.S. Quantitative analysis for Halogen, sulphur, phosphorus and oxygen
13.A. Classification
13.B. Nomenclature of alkenes, alkanes and alkynes
13.C. Alkanes: Isomerism
13.D. Preparation of alkanes
13.E. Physical and chemical properties of alkanes
13.F. Combustion
13.G. Pyrolysis
13.H. Conformations
13.I. Alkenes: structure of double bond and isomerism
13.J. Preparation of alkenes
13.K. Physical and chemical properties of alkenes
13.L. Mechanism of antimarkovnikov addition
13.M. Mechanism of Markovnikov addition and oxidation
13.N. Ozonolysis
13.O. Alkynes: isomerism, structure of triple bond
13.P. Preparation of alkynes
13.Q. Physical properties of alkynes
13.R. Acidity of alkynes
13.S. Addition reaction and polymerisation
13.T. Aromatic compound: Nomenclature
13.U. Isomerism, structure of benzene
13.V. Resonance, aromaticity and stability of benzene
13.W. Preparation of benzene
13.X. Physical and chemical properties of benzene
13.Y. Mechanism of electrophilic substitution reaction
13.Z. Friedel Crtaft’s alkylation and caylation reaction
13.Z1. Directive influence of functional group in monosubstituted benzene
13.Z2. Carcenoginicty and toxicity
14.A. Environmental pollution
14.B. Atmospheirc pollution (tropospheric pollution): Gaseous pollutants,particulate pollutants
14.C. Global warming and greenhouse effect
14.D. Acid rain
14.E. Ozone hole
14.F. Water pollution: causes
14.G. International standard for drinking water
14.H. Soil pollution
14.I. Industrial waste
14.J. Strategies to control environmental pollution
14.K. Green chemistry introduction and application in day to day life