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Chemistry book for IIT JEE

  1. Jun 12, 2006 #1

    I've just passed the 10th standard board exams from the West Bengal board and am preparing for the IIT-JEE. I'll like to know what good texts for chemistry are that will give me the concepts and problems needed to prepare for IIT-JEE. For those who don't know what IIT-JEE is, it's an engineering entrance exam taken after the 12th standard and is one of the most difficult exams in the world. The syllabus is something close to the 1st/2nd year graduation course in USA. Suggestions I've received include:

    1)Physical Chemistry-PW Atkins
    2)Physical Chemistry-P Bahadur
    3)Inorganic Chemistry-JD Lee
    4)Organic Chemistry-Morrison and Boyd

    Of these, I need the Physical Chemistry book most urgently because I've found that the book I'm currently using (KL Chugh) does not cover the entire IIT-JEE syllabus. Thanks for your help.

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  3. Jun 12, 2006 #2


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    The JEE syllabus is not comparable to a grad level course (though this isn't saying that many grad students will pass the JEE).

    I second Atkins and M&B. I have no idea about Bahadur (and I don't remember much about J D Lee).
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  4. Jun 13, 2006 #3
    Some others told me that these books like Atkins and M&B are used at 1st year graduation courses in USA, so it seems to me the course is similar. I've also seen the lecture notes of MITs Physics course 8.01 and they follow exactly the syllabus of JEE. In any case, it seems Atkins is a good choice. Who publishes/distributes the book in India?
  5. Jun 13, 2006 #4
    I have the following books, and I plan to give the JEE (though I am not completely focussed on it, I have kept many options open).

    IIT Chemistry by OP Aggarwal (JPN Publications) (2 parts)
    Chemistry for IIT-JEE by Tata-McGraw Hill
    Organic Chemistry by Solomon and Ryhle

    You could try getting books which are IIT-JEE specific.

    Also, get some books which publish the past papers of the JEE as they will give you an idea as to which all questions are usually asked. I have a book which has the past 13 year of papers published.

  6. Jun 14, 2006 #5
    I've heard of OP Agarwal, but I don't want an all-in-one book. I prefer the topic-specific ones as I think they can taken together cover the subject matter much better. Do you know who publishes/distributes Atkins in India?
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  8. Jun 15, 2006 #7
    Thanks. Do you also know where I can get Morrison and Boyd?
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  10. Jun 16, 2006 #9
    Thanks again!
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