VITMEE Chemistry Syllabus 2019-20

VITMEE Chemistry Syllabus 2019-20VITMEE Chemistry Syllabus 2019-20

Vellore Institute of Technology Master’s entrance examination (VITMEE) For M.Tech and MCA Admission 2019-20 VITMEE Syllabus for MCA VITMEE Syllabus and Eligibility Chemistry

VITMEE Chemistry Syllabus

Atomic Structure

Planck’s quantum theory – wave particle duality -Heisenberg’s principle – Schrodinger equation – particle in a box and hydrogen atom – VB and MO theories.


Rotational and vibrational spectra – harmonic unharmonic oscillator and Rigid Rotor – selection rules – fundamentals, overtones and combinational bands – calculation of force constants (diatomic molecules) – Group requencies – electronic spectroscopy – potential energy diagram – term symbols – selection rules – LS and JJ coupling – Frank Condon principle – oscillator’s strength – effect of solvent’s on spectrum.

VITMEE Chemistry Syllabus 2019-20


First law of thermodynamics – second law – third law terms and their relations.

Chemical kinetics and equilibrium

Rate constants of chemical reactions, temperature dependence, collision and transition state theories -consecutive and parallel reactions – chemical equilibrium and response of chemical equilibrium to temperature and pressure.

d and f block elements

General characteristics of d and f block elements; coordination chemistry structure and isomerism, stability, theories of metal-ligand bonding (CFT and LFT), mechanisms of substitution and electron transfer reactions of coordination complexes. Electronic spectra and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes, lanthanides and actinides. Metal carbonyls, metal-metal bonds and metal atom clusters, metallocenes; transition metal complexes with bonds to hydrogen, alkyls, alkenes and arenes; metal carbenes; use of organometallic compounds as catalysts in organic synthesis. Bioinorganic chemistry of Na, K, Mg, Ca, Fe, Co, Zn, Cu andMo.


Crystal systems and lattices, Miller planes, crystal packing, crystal defects; Bragg’s Law, ionic crystals, band theory, metals and semiconductors, different structures of AX, AX2, AX3 compounds, spinlals.

Instrumental methods of analysis

Atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy including ICP-AES, UV-visible spectrophotometry, NMR, Mass, Mossbauer spectroscopy (Fe and Sn), ESR spectroscopy, chromatography including GC and HPLC and electro-analytical methods (coulometry, cyclic voltammetry, polarography – amperometry, and ion selective electrodes). Determination of structures of organic and inorganic compounds using UV-visible, IR, NMR and mass spectroscopy.


Chirality of organic molecules with or without chiral centres. Specification of configuration in compounds having one or more stereogenic centres. Enantiotopic and diastereotopic atoms, groups and faces. Stereospecific synthesis. Conformational analysis of acyclic and cyclic compounds. Geometrical isomerism. Configurational and conformational effects on reactivity and selectivity/ specificity.

Reaction Mechanism

Electrophilic and Nucleophilic substitution informations in aliphatic and aromatic compounds various mechanisms

–   Addition and Elimination reactionsvarious mechanisms

–   Reaction intermediates carbocations, carbanions, carbenes, nitrenes and free radicals.

Organic synthesis

Synthesis, reactions, mechanisms and selectivity involving the following – alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, halides, nitro compounds and amines. Use of compounds of Mg, Li, Cu, B and Si in organic synthesis. Concepts in multistep synthesis – retrosynthetic analysis, disconnections, synthons, synthetic equivalents, reactivity umpolung, selectivity, protection and deprotection of functional groups.

Heterocyclic compounds

Structure and reactions of furan, pyrrole, thiophene, pyridine, indole and their derivatives.


Structure, properties and reactions of mono- and di-saccharides, physicochemical properties of amino acids, chemical synthesis of peptides, structural features of proteins, nucleic acids, steroids, terpenoids, carotenoids, and alkaloids.

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