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    Author(s)Sudarsan Guha/ J D Lee
    Publish YearMarch 2018


    Wiley Wiley's J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry for JEE (Main & Advanced), 4ed, 2019 by Sudarsan Guha/ J D Lee

    This book is an adaptation of the classic book Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee (fifth edition) which is widely used by students preparing for engineering entrance examinations. This adapted version provides a more concise treatment of the subject as per the syllabus requirements but does not compromise on essentials. The explanation of fundamental concepts is simple and straightforward, offering a right blend of theory and applications. The adaptation has been carried out with the purpose of making the book the best fit for engineering aspirants.

    About the Author

    John Lee was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK and has authored many books and journal articles.


    Sudarsan Guha is a respected teacher of Inorganic Chemistry and currently teaches at Allen Career Institute, Kota, which is a prestigious coaching academy for engineering aspirants. He was earlier associated with Bansal classes in Kota. He has B.Sc. in chemistry from Belur Ramakrishna Mission College, B. Tech in ceramic engineering from Calcutta University and M. Tech from IIT Kanpur.

    Table of Content


    Note to the Student

    1. Structure of an Atom

    1.1 Atoms

    1.2 Some Important Definitions

    1.3 Electronic Configuration of an Atom

    2. Periodic Table and Periodic Properties  

    2.1 Periodic Table  

    2.2 Classification of Elements Based on Electronic Configuration  

    2.3 Periodic Trends In Properties  

    3. Chemical Bonding

    3.1 Attainment of a Stable Configuration

    3.2 Types of Bonds

    3.3 Transitions Between the Main Types of Bonding

    3.4 The Covalent Bond

    3.5 Valence Bond Theory

    3.6 Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory

    3.7 The Extent of d Orbital Participation in Molecular Bonding

    3.8 Types of Covalent Bonds (Sigma (s) and Pi (p) Bonds)

    3.9 Molecular Orbital Method

    3.10 LCAOMethod

    3.11 Rules for Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals

    3.12 Examples of Molecular Orbital Treatment for Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules

    3.13 Examples of Molecular Orbital Treatment for Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules

    3.14 Dipole Moment

    3.15 The Ionic Bond

    3.16 Close Packing

    3.17 Ionic Compounds of the Type AX (ZnS, NaCl, CsCl)

    3.18 Ionic Compounds of the Type AX2 (CaF2, TiO2, SiO2)

    3.19 Layer Structures (CdI2, CdCl2, [NiAs])

    3.20 Lattice Energy

    3.21 Stoichiometric Defects

    3.22 Nonstoichiometric Defects

    3.23 Born–Haber Cycle

    3.24 Polarizing Power and Polarizability – Fajans’ Rules

    3.25 Melting Point of Ionic Compounds

    3.26 Solubility of Ionic Compounds

    3.27 Electrical Conductivity and Colour

    3.28 Acidic Nature of Oxides

    3.29 Thermal Stability of Ionic Compounds

    3.30 Weak Forces

    3.31 Interactions between Ions and Covalent Molecules

    3.32 The Metallic Bond

    3.33 Theories of Bonding in Metals

    3.34 Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors

    4. Hydrolysis

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Hydrolysis Through SN1 Mechanism

    4.3 Hydrolysis Through SN2 Mechanism

    4.4 Hydrolysis Through Addition–Elimination Mechanism

    4.6 Hydrolysis Through Redox Reaction

    4.5 Hydrolysis Through Addition Mechanism

    4.7 Hydrolysis Through Push–Pull Mechanism

    4.8 Hydrolysis Through Mixed Mechanism

    5. Coordination Compounds

    5.1 Double Salts and Coordination Compounds

    5.2 Werner’s Work

    5.3 More Recent Methods of Studying Complexes

    5.4 Classification of Ligands

    5.5 Effective Atomic Number (EAN)

    5.6 Shapes of d Orbitals

    5.7 Bonding in Transition Metal Complexes

    5.8 Valence Bond Theory

    5.9 Crystal Field Theory

    5.10 Effects of Crystal Field Splitting

    5.11 Tetragonal Distortion of Octahedral Complexes (Jahn-Teller Distortion)

    5.12 Square Planar Arrangements

    5.13 Tetrahedral Complexes

    5.14 Magnetism

    5.15 Extension of the Crystal Field Theory to Allow for Some Covalency

    5.16 Nomenclature of Coordination Compounds

    5.17 Isomerism


    6. Metallurgy

    6.1 Types of Ores

    6.2 Principal Steps in the Recovery of a Metal From its Ore

    6.3 Concentration or Dressing of Ore

    6.4 Conversion of Concentrated Ore into its Oxide

    6.5 Different Reduction Processes

    6.6 Purification or Refining of Metal

    6.7 Theromodynamics of Reduction Process

    6.8 Alloys and Amalgams

    6.9 Different Types of Furnaces Used in Metallurgy

    6.10 Extraction of Silver

    6.11 Extraction of Gold by Cyanide Process

    6.12 Extraction of Tin

    6.13 Extraction of Magnesium

    6.14 Extraction of Aluminium

    6.15 Extraction of Lead

    6.16 Extraction of Copper

    6.17 Extraction of Zinc

    6.18 Extraction of Iron


    7. Qualitative Salt Analysis

    Tests for Acid Radicals

    7.1 Action of Dilute Acids

    7.2 Tests for CO23-/HCO3- and SO23-/HSO3- Radicals

    7.3 Tests for Sulphide (S2-) Radical

    7.4 Tests for Thiosulphate (S2O32-) Radical

    7.5 Tests for Nitrite (NO2-) Radical

    7.6 Tests for Acetate, Formate and Oxalate Radicals

    7.7 Tests for Halide (Cl-, Br-, I-) Radicals

    7.8 Tests for Nitrate (NO3-) Radical

    7.9 Tests for Sulphate (SO24-) Radical

    7.10 Tests for Borate (BO33-) Radical

    7.11 Tests for Phosphate (PO34-) Radical

    7.12 Tests for Chromate (CrO24-) and Dichromate (Cr2O72-) Radicals

    7.13 Tests for Permanganate (MnO4-) and Manganate (MnO42-) Radicals

    Tests for Basic Radicals

    7.14 Dry Tests for Basic Radicals

    7.15 Wet Tests for Basic Radicals

    7.16 Some General Tests for Cations

    7.17 Specific Tests for Some Cations

    Heating Effects

    Single Correct Choice Type Questions

    Multiple Correct Choice Type Questions

    Comprehension Type Questions

    Assertion–Reasoning Type Questions

    Integer Answer Type Questions

    Matrix–Match Type Questions


    8. Hydrogen and the Hydrides

    8.1 Electronic Structure

    8.2 Position in the Periodic Table

    8.3 Abundance of Hydrogen

    8.4 Preparation of Hydrogen

    8.5 Properties of Molecular Hydrogen

    8.6 Isotopes of Hydrogen

    8.7 Ortho and Para Hydrogen

    8.8 Hydrides

    8.9 The Hydrogen Ion

    8.10 Hydrogen Bonding

    9. The s-Block Elements and their Compounds

    Group 1 – The Alkali Metals

    9.1 General Properties

    9.2 Structures of the Metals, Hardness and Cohesive Energy

    9.3 Flame Colours and Spectra

    9.4 Colour of Compounds

    9.5 Chemical Properties

    9.6 Oxides, Hydroxides, Peroxides and Superoxides

    9.7 Sulphides

    9.8 Oxosalts – Carbonates, Bicarbonates, Nitrates, Nitrites and Sulphates

    9.9 Halides and Polyhalides

    9.10 Hydrides

    9.11 Solubility and Hydration

    9.12 Solutions of Metals in Liquid Ammonia

    9.13 Compounds with Carbon

    9.14 Complexes, Crowns and Crypts

    9.15 Biological Importance

    9.16 Differences Between Lithium and the Other Group 1 Elements

    9.17 Preparation of Sodium Hydroxide

    9.18 Electrolytic Processes

    9.19 Preparation of Sodium Carbonate

    9.20 The Solvay (or Ammonia – Soda) Process

    Group 2 – The Alkaline Earth Elements

    9.21 General Properties

    9.22 Anomalous Behaviour of Beryllium

    9.23 Chemical Properties

    9.24 Hydroxides

    9.25 Hardness of Water

    9.26 Reaction with Acids and Bases

    9.27 Oxides and Peroxides

    9.28 Sulphates

    9.29 Nitrates

    9.30 Hydrides

    9.31 Halides

    9.32 Nitrides

    9.33 Carbides

    9.34 Complexes

    9.35 Biological Role of Mg2+ and Ca2+

    9.36 Differences Between Beryllium and the Other Group 2 Elements

    10. The p-Block Elements and their Compounds

    The Group 13 Elements

    10.1 Oxidation States and Types of Bonds

    10.2 General Properties

    10.3 Preparation of Boron

    10.4 Reactions of Boron

    10.5 Reactions of the Other Elements

    10.6 Compounds of Boron and Oxygen

    10.7 The Other Group 13 Oxides

    10.8 Tetrahydridoborates (Borohydrides)

    10.9 Halides

    10.10 Complexes

    10.11 Differences Between Boron and the Other Elements

    10.12 Boron Hydrides

    10.13 Reactions of the Boranes

    10.14 Structures of the Boranes

    10.15 Organometallic Compounds

    The Group 14 Elements

    10.16 Structure and Allotropy of the Elements

    10.17 Differences Between Carbon, Silicon and the Remaining Elements

    10.18 Physical Properties

    10.19 Chemical Reactivity

    10.20 Carbides

    10.21 Oxygen Compounds of Carbon

    10.22 Carbonates

    10.23 Sulphides of Carbon

    10.24 Oxides of Silicon

    10.25 Oxides of Germanium, Tin and Lead

    10.26 Silicates

    10.27 Classification of Silicates

    10.28 Glass

    10.29 Organosilicon Compounds and the Silicones

    10.30 Hydrides of Silicon

    10.31 Complexes

    10.32 Internal p Bonding Using d Orbitals

    10.33 Halides

    10.34 Organic Derivatives

    The Group 15 Elements

    10.35 General Properties and Structures of the Elements

    10.36 Hydrides

    10.37 Liquid Ammonia as a Solvent

    10.38 Hydrogen Azide and the Azides

    10.39 Nitrogen Fixation

    10.40 NPK Fertilizers

    10.41 Halides

    10.42 Oxides of Nitrogen

    10.43 Oxoacids of Nitrogen

    10.44 Oxides of Phosphorus

    10.45 Oxoacids of Phosphorus

    The Group 16 Elements – Chalcogens

    10.46 General Properties

    10.47 Structure and Allotropy of the Elements

    10.48 Physical Properties

    10.49 Chemical Reactivity

    10.50 General Properties of Oxides

    10.51 Oxides of Sulphur

    10.52 Oxoacids of Sulphur

    10.53 Oxohalides

    10.54 Hydrides

    10.55 Halides

    The Group 17 Elements – The Halogens

    10.56 Extraction and Uses of the Elements

    10.57 General Properties

    10.58 Reaction with Water

    10.59 Reactivity of the Elements

    10.60 Hydrogen Halides HX

    10.61 Halides

    10.62 Halogen Oxides

    10.63 Oxoacids

    10.64 Interhalogen Compounds

    10.65 Polyhalides

    10.66 Pseudohalogens and Pseudohalides

    The Group 18 Elements – Noble Gases

    10.67 Occurrence and Recovery of the Elements

    10.68 Uses of the Elements

    10.69 Physical Properties

    10.70 Special Properties of Helium

    10.71 Chemical Properties of the Noble Gases

    10.72 Chemistry of Xenon

    10.73 Structure and Bonding in Xenon Compounds

    10.74 Structures of Some Xenon Compounds

    11. The d-Block Elements and Some of their Compounds

    11.1 Variable Oxidation State

    11.2 Complexes

    11.3 Size of Atoms and Ions

    11.4 Density

    11.5 Melting and Boiling Points

    11.6 Reactivity of Metals

    11.7 Ionization Energies

    11.8 Colour

    11.9 Magnetic Properties

    11.10 Catalytic Properties

    11.11 Nonstoichiometry

    11.12 Abundance

    11.13 Chromate and Dichromate

    11.14 Manganate and Permanganate

    11.15 Silver and its Compounds

    11.16 Zinc Compounds

    11.17 Copper Compounds

    11.18 Iron Compounds

    12. The f-Block Elements and Some of their Compounds

    12.1 Lanthanoids

    12.2 Actinoids

    12.3 Comparison between Lanthanoids and Actinoids


    Single Correct Choice Type Questions



    Appendix A Abundance of the Elements in the Earth’s Crust

    Appendix B Melting Points of the Elements

    Appendix C Boiling Points of the Elements

    Appendix D Densities of the Solid and Liquid Elements

    Appendix E Electronic Structures of the Elements

    Appendix F Some Average Single Bond Energies and Some Double and Triple Bond Energies

    Appendix G Solubilities of Main Group Compounds in Water

    Appendix H Atomic Weights Based on 12C = 12.000

    Appendix I Values of Some Fundamental Physical Constants

    Appendix J Electrical Resistivity of the Elements at the Stated Temperature

    Appendix K Hardness of Minerals – Mohs’ Scale

    JEE(Main) Paper (2016)

    JEE(Advanced) Paper (2016)