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Author(s)Vipul Mehta
Publish YearApril 2018


Physical Chemistry for NEET and other Medical Entrance Examinations is a definitive text offering for medical aspirants. This compelling solution is designed to take care needs of students preparing for NEET-UG, (formely AIPMT) for admission to MBBS and dental courses across the country. The premise is to encourage self-study in students and help them develop understanding of the concepts and build an aptitude to apply the same learning to solve problems.


About the Author

With over 10 years of experience in the education industry, Vipul Mehta, an IIT Bombay alumnus has excelled in many roles in the past decade, from being a teacher, a mentor, to an entrepreneur. He has taught over 20,000 students for Indian competitive examinations and International Olympiads and has produced numerous All India Toppers and International Chemistry Olympiad Medalists. Vipul is also the adapting author of Wiley Physical Chemistry for JEE (Main and Advanced).


Vipul has addressed over 100 seminars on various topics like time and stress management, and has also written a series of articles for leading newspapers to help students excel in competitive examination.

Table of Contents


1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Mole – Basic Introduction

1.3 Percentage Composition

1.4 Mole Concept – Stoichiometry

1.5 Principle of Atom Conservation (POAC)

1.6 Concentration Terms

1.7 Miscellaneous Application of Mole Concept:

1.8 Volumetric Analysis


2 Structure of Atom

2.1 Discovery of Electron

2.2 Discovery of Protons and Neutrons

2.3 Some Prerequisites of Physics

2.4 Atomic Models

2.5 Representation of Atom with Electrons

2.6 Nature of Waves

2.7 Nature of Electromagnetic

2.8 Planck’s Quantum Theory

2.9 Spectra -Continuous and Discontinuous

2.10 Bohr’s Model for Hydrogen Atom

2.11 Photoelectric Effect

2.12 Dual Nature of Matter

2.13 Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

2.14 Number of Waves Made by the Electron

2.15 Quantum Mechanical Model of Atom

2.16 Orbitals and Quantum Numbers

2.17 Electronic Configuration of Atoms


3 States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

3.1 Characteristics of Gases

3.2 Pressure as Measured Property of Gas

3.3 Gas Laws

3.4 Ideal Gas Law

3.5 Faulty Barometer

3.6 Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures

3.7 Graham’s Law of Effusion and Diffusion

3.8 Kinetic Theory of Gases

3.9 Molecular Collisions

3.10 Real Gases and Their Deviation from Ideal Gas Behavior

3.11 Compressibility Factor

3.12 Liquefaction of Gases

3.13 Heat Capacity and Specific Heats of Gases

3.14 Liquid State

3.15 Intermolecular Forces in Liquids

3.16 Characteristic Properties of Liquids: Surface Tension and Viscosity


4 Thermodynamics

4.1 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

4.2 The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

4.3 Energy of the Thermodynamic System

4.4 The First Law of Thermodynamics

4.5 Calculation of Work in Different Processes

4.6 Enthalpy or Heat Content, H

4.7 Expansion and Compression of an Ideal Gas

4.8 Calorimetry

4.9 Thermochemistry

4.10 Thermochemical Equations

4.11 Laws of Thermochemistry

4.12 Enthalpies of Different Types of Reactions

4.13 Bond Enthalpy and Bond Dissociation Enthalpy

4.14 Spontaneity

4.15 Entropy and Spontaneity

4.16 Gibbs Energy and Spontaneity

4.17 Second Law of Thermodynamics

4.18 Gibbs Energy Change and Equilibrium

4.19 Third Law of Thermodynamics

5. Hydrogen and its Compounds

5.1 Physical Equilibria

5.2 Chemical Equilibria – Dynamic Equilibrium

5.3 Law of hemical Equilibrium and Equilibrium Constant

5.4 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Equilibria

5.5 Applications of Equilibrium Constants

5.6 Gibbs Energy Change and Chemical Equilibrium

5.7 Simultaneous Equilibrium

5.8 Le Chatelier’s Principle and Factors

6. The s-Block Elements and their Compounds

6.1 Weak and Strong Electrolytes

6.2 Ionization of Electrolytes

6.3 Concepts of Acids and Bases

6.4 Acid–Base Equilibria and Ionization Constants

6.5 Relative Strength of Acids and Bases

6.6 Ionization of Polyprotic Acids

6.7 Factors Affecting Acid Strength

6.8 Acid–Base Neutralization – Formation of Salts

6.9 pH Calculation of Single Monobasic Acid or Monoacidic Base

6.10 pH Calculation of a Mixture of Two Acids or Bases

6.11 pH Calculation for Polyprotic Acids

6.12 Hydrolysis of Salts and pH of Their Solutions

6.13 Buffer Solutions

6.14 Acid–Base Titrations

6.15 Theory of Indicators

6.16 Solubility Equilibria of Sparingly Soluble Salts

6.17 Preferential Precipitation of Salts

6.18 Applications of Solubility Product

7. Redox Reactions

7.1 Oxidation Number Concept

7.2 Oxidation and Reduction

7.3 Calculation of n-Factor in a Reaction

7.4 Balancing of Redox Reactions

7.5 Stoichiometry of Redox Reactions and Concept of Gram Equivalents

7.6 Volumetric Analysis

7.7 Redox Titrations

7.8 Applications of Redox Reactions


8 Solid State

8.1 Classification of Solids

8.2 Crystal Lattices and Unit Cells

8.3 Calculations Involving Unit Cell Dimensions

8.4 Cubic Lattice – Simple, Face Centered and Body Centered

8.5 Close-Packing in Crystals

8.6 Packing Efficiency or Packing Fraction

8.7 Tetrahedral and Octahedral Voids

8.8 Radius Ratio Rule and Ionic Radius

8.9 Simple Ionic Compounds

8.10 X-Ray Diffraction Used to Study Crystal

8.11 Defects in Crystals

8.12 Electrical Properties of Solids

8.13 Magnetic Properties of Solids

8.14 Dielectric Properties of Solids


9 Solutions

9.1 Type of Solutions

9.2 Solubility

9.3 Effect of Nature of Solute and Solvent

9.4 Effect of Temperature on Solubility

9.5 Effect of Pressure on Solubility of Gases

9.6 Different Methods for Expressing

9.7 Vapor Pressure of Solutions

9.8 Enthalpy of Solution

9.9 Ideal Solutions

9.10 Non-Ideal Solutions

9.11 Colligative Properties and Determination of Molar Mass

9.12 Abnormal Molar Masses and van’t Hoff Factor


10 Electrochemistry

10.1 Electrochemical Cells

10.2 Electrode Potential

10.3 Measurement of Electrode Potential

10.4 Thermodynamics of a Cell

10.5 Nernst Equation

10.6 Calculation of Eo cell

10.7 Types of Electrodes

10.8 Concentration Cells

10.9 Electrolytic Cells and Electrolysis

10.10 Applications of Electrolytic Process

10.11 Batteries

10.12 Electrical Conductance

10.13 Conductance in Solutions of Electrolytes


11 Chemical Kinetics

11.1 Rate of a Chemical Reaction

11.2 Factors Influencing Rate of a Reaction

11.3 Differential Rate Expression and Rate Constant

11.4 Elementary and Complex Reactions

11.5 Molecularity of a Reaction

11.6 Order of a Reaction

11.7 Calculations of Order and Molecularity Based on

11.8 Pseudo Order Reactions

11.9 Integrated Rate Equations

11.10 Half-Life of Reactions and Radioactivity

11.11 Determination of Order of Simple

11.12 Effect of Temperature – Arrhenius Theory

11.13 Effect of Catalyst

11.14 Collision Theory


12 Surface Chemistry

12.1 Adsorption

12.2 Factors Affecting Adsorption

12.3 Adsorption Isotherms

12.4 Some Applications of Adsorption

12.5 Catalysis

12.6 Types of Catalytic Reactions

12.7 Theory of Heterogeneous Catalysis

12.8 Shape-Selective Catalysis by Zeolites

12.9 Enzyme Catalysis

12.10 Catalysts in Industry

12.11 Colloids

12.12 Preparation of Colloids

12.13 Purification of Colloidal Solutions

12.14 Properties of Colloidal Solutions

12.15 Coagulation or Precipitation and Hardy–Schulze Rule

12.16 Protection of Colloids

12.17 Emulsions

12.18 Role of Colloids in Natural Phenomena and in Industry


Industrial Applications of Colloids

Chapter in Two Minutes

Solved Examples

Solved Previous Years’ NEET Questions

Additional Objective Questions

Answer Key

Hints and Explanations