Comprehensive Chemical Sciences

Integrated Sciences is calling authors for the ‘Comprehensive Chemical Sciences‘ – an edited book series for providing quality study & guidance material to CSIR-UGC NET aspirants. Authors can select the Chapters below (unassigned) from the latest syllabus by CSIR and compile the material. The Unassigned tag on chapter indicate that particular chapter is available for selection while the ‘Assigned’ section indicate that particular chapter has already been selected by some Author. The Authors need to select and provide details in a form provided at the end of syllabus.

Editor: Dr. B.S. Chhikara
Associate Editor: Dr. R.C. Mishra.

CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturer-ship
CHEMICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry

Chapter IC-1. Chemical periodicity
Unassigned

Chapter IC-2. Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules (VSEPR Theory).
Unassigned

Chapter IC-3. Concepts of acids and bases, Hard-Soft acid base concept, Non-aqueous solvents.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-4. Main group elements and their compounds: Allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, industrial importance of the compounds.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-5. Transition elements and coordination compounds: structure, bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-6. Inner transition elements: spectral and magnetic properties, redox chemistry, analytical applications.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-7. Organometallic compounds: synthesis, bonding and structure, and reactivity. Organometallics in homogeneous catalysis.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-8. Cages and metal clusters.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-9. Analytical chemistry- separation, spectroscopic, electro- and thermoanalytical methods.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-10. Bioinorganic chemistry: photosystems, porphyrins, metalloenzymes, oxygen transport, electron- transfer reactions; nitrogen fixation, metal complexes in medicine.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-11. Characterisation of inorganic compounds by IR, Raman, NMR, EPR, Mössbauer, UV-vis, NQR, MS, electron spectroscopy and microscopic techniques.
Unassigned

Chapter IC-12. Nuclear chemistry: nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, radio-analytical techniques and activation analysis.
Unassigned

Physical Chemistry:

Chapter PC-1. Basic principles of quantum mechanics: Postulates; operator algebra; exactly-solvable systems: particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, including shapes of atomic orbitals; orbital and spin angular momenta; tunneling.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-2. Approximate methods of quantum mechanics: Variational principle; perturbation theory up to second order in energy; applications.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-3. Atomic structure and spectroscopy; term symbols; many-electron systems and antisymmetry principle.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-4. Chemical bonding in diatomics; elementary concepts of MO and VB theories; Huckel theory for conjugated π-electron systems.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-5. Chemical applications of group theory; symmetry elements; point groups; character tables; selection rules.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-6. Molecular spectroscopy: Rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules; electronic spectra; IR and Raman activities – selection rules; basic principles of magnetic resonance.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-7. Chemical thermodynamics: Laws, state and path functions and their applications; thermodynamic description of various types of processes; Maxwell’s relations; spontaneity and equilibria; temperature and pressure dependence of thermodynamic quantities; Le Chatelier principle; elementary description of phase transitions; phase equilibria and phase rule; thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal gases, and solutions.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-8. Statistical thermodynamics: Boltzmann distribution; kinetic theory of gases; partition functions and their relation to thermodynamic quantities – calculations for model systems.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-9. Electrochemistry: Nernst equation, redox systems, electrochemical cells; Debye-Huckel theory; electrolytic conductance – Kohlrausch’s law and its applications; ionic equilibria; conductometric and potentiometric titrations.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-10. Chemical kinetics: Empirical rate laws and temperature dependence; complex reactions; steady state approximation; determination of reaction mechanisms; collision and transition state theories of rate constants; unimolecular reactions; enzyme kinetics; salt effects; homogeneous catalysis; photochemical reactions.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-11. Colloids and surfaces: Stability and properties of colloids; isotherms and surface area; heterogeneous catalysis.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-12. Solid state: Crystal structures; Bragg’s law and applications; band structure of solids.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-13. Polymer chemistry: Molar masses; kinetics of polymerization.
Unassigned

Chapter PC-14. Data analysis: Mean and standard deviation; absolute and relative errors; linear regression; covariance and correlation coefficient.
Unassigned

 

Organic Chemistry

 

Chapter OC-1. IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules including regio- and stereoisomers.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-2. Principles of stereochemistry: Configurational and conformational isomerism in acyclic and cyclic compounds; stereogenicity, stereoselectivity, enantioselectivity, diastereoselectivity and asymmetric induction.
Unassigned

Chapter OC- 3. Aromaticity: Benzenoid and non-benzenoid compounds – generation and reactions.
Unassigned

Chapter OC- 4. Organic reactive intermediates: Generation, stability and reactivity of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes and nitrenes.
Assigned

Chapter OC-5. Organic reaction mechanisms involving addition, elimination and substitution reactions with electrophilic, nucleophilic or radical species. Determination of reaction pathways.
Unassigned

Chapter OC- 6. Common named reactions and rearrangements – applications in organic synthesis.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-7. Organic transformations and reagents: Functional group interconversion including oxidations and reductions; common catalysts and reagents (organic, inorganic, organometallic and enzymatic). Chemo, regio and stereoselective transformations.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-8. Concepts in organic synthesis: Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-9. Asymmetric synthesis: Chiral auxiliaries, methods of asymmetric induction – substrate, reagent and catalyst controlled reactions; determination of enantiomeric and diastereomeric excess; enantio-discrimination. Resolution – optical and kinetic.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-10. Pericyclic reactions – electrocyclisation, cycloaddition, sigmatropic rearrangements and other related concerted reactions. Principles and applications of photochemical reactions in organic chemistry.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-11. Synthesis and reactivity of common heterocyclic compounds containing one or two heteroatoms (O, N, S).
Unassigned

Chapter OC-12. Chemistry of natural products: Carbohydrates, proteins and peptides, fatty acids, nucleic acids, terpenes, steroids and alkaloids. Biogenesis of terpenoids and alkaloids.
Unassigned

Chapter OC-13. Structure determination of organic compounds by IR, UV-Vis, 1H & 13C NMR and Mass spectroscopic techniques.
Unassigned

 

Interdisciplinary topics

Chapter IS-1. Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.
Unassigned

Chapter IS-2. Catalysis and green chemistry.
Unassigned

Chapter IS-3. Medicinal chemistry.
Unassigned

Chapter IS-4. Supramolecular chemistry.
Unassigned

Chapter IS-5. Environmental chemistry.
Unassigned

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Term and Conditions for Authors:

1. Authors are free to select more than one chapters/related chapters for material compilation.
2. More than one authors can collaborate to compile the material for a particular chapter. (In case more than one authors request for any particular Chapter before it is assigned, then a mutual collaboration may be requested or would be mutually resolved).
3. Authors will prepare the chapter material keeping in mind the CSIR-UGC exam.
4. Authors will submit the assigned chapter material by 31st January 2014 positively.
5. Authors agree to update their chapter annually (content and questions updates and revisions according the questions that appear in the CSIR-UGC exam (june and December) of previous year. Authors who fail to update contents for consecutive year, their chapter update may be assigned to any other willing authors. This will also be the case if any particular material gets lower rating/feedback by the readers.

Authors Benefits:

1. Authors will get a Royality for respective chapter content.
2. Get a chapter in editor books for inclusion in their curriculum vitae/biodata.

Guidelines for content preparation:
1. Prepare all the text covering the complete syllabus for selected chapter/s.
2. Include all question from previous exams of CSIR-UGC NET (indicate when it appeared in exam like June 2013) relevant to respective chapter. Discuss the Answers with reasoning/hint.
3. The Chemical structures should be prepared keeping the ACS settings for structures (can use Chemdraw or Accelyris Draw (free software) for drawing structures).
4. Provide enough graphics, images, diagrams for easy understanding of the topic.
5. The contents should be elaborated (density of material discussed should be low) for easy understanding to the reader. Understanding tips should be provided at appropriate place in boxes or right side columns of pages.
6. The manuscript should have appropriate short title for the contents covered (like the title of chapter of a book). The manuscript layout should have ‘Title’, Authors, Affiliations, and text. Introduce appropriate headings. Text font may be kept as Calibri, 11 single spaced. The graphics/images/chemdraw structures should be introduced in the text (instead of end of chapter). It will be appropriate if question from previous years are provided in the boxes at places of appearance of relevant text in the manuscript. A Copyeditor will set the final layout and text styles. In the end provide a brief biography of each author (preferably include a small passport size photograph for each author).

 

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