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Physical Chemistry for NEET

Numericals based on Solid State

How to Prepare Physical Chemistry for NEET?

How to prepare Physical Chemistry for NEET? What are important topic of physical chemistry for NEET? These are the most frequently asked questions of NEET aspirants. In fact, Physical chemistry plays a very vital role in the preparation of chemistry for NEET and other chemistry competitions. Being mathematical in nature, it appears to be somewhat tough to the students. However, it becomes relatively easier, if you use the RRP (Reading, Revision, and Practice) strategy for the preparation of Physical Chemistry.

Hot Spots of Physical Chemistry for NEET

The analysis of papers of previous years reveals that the following are the hot spots of Physical chemistry for the preparation of NEET-       

Chemical  Equilibrium

  • Criteria of Equilibrium state
  • Relation between Kc and Kp and its applications
  • Derivation of expression for equilibrium constant (Kc and Kp) for different reactions
  • Concentration quotient (Qc) and its relation with Kc.
  • Numerical based on equilibrium constant (Kc and Kp)

Ionic  Equilibrium

  • pH and numerical based on pH
  • Relation between degree of dissociation and ionization constant 
  • Salt hydrolysis
  • Solubility product (Ksp) and derivation of  Ksp for different electrolytes
  • Theory of precipitation
  • Common ion effect with examples
  • Buffer solutions and their types with examples
  • Buffer capacity


  • Open, Closed and Isolated systems with examples
  • Different types of processes with mathematical criteria
  • Extensive and Intensive properties with examples
  • The first law of thermodynamics and numerical based on it
  • State and Path functions with examples
  • Relation between ΔH and ΔE and its applications
  • Entropy (S) and numerical based on entropy
  • Free energy (G) and numerical based on Free energy 
  • Spontaneity and its criteria
  • Hess’s law and numerical based on Hess’s law  

Redox Reactions

  • Balancing of redox reactions
  • Calculation of oxidation number
  • Electrode potential and Cell potential
  • Electrochemical cell
  • Electrochemical Series
  • Nernst equation and numerical based on Nernst equation


  • Calculation of  the number of atoms per unit cell in different types of unit cells
  • Packing efficiency and numerical based on packing efficiency
  • Crystal density and numerical based on crystal density
  • Imperfections in solids especially Schottky and Frenkel defects
  • F- centers
  • Magnetic properties of solids
  • Electrical properties of solids
  • Piezoelectric effect


  • Modes of expressing the concentration of solutions especially molarity, molality and mole fraction, and numerical
  • Raoult’s law and numerical based on Raoult’s law
  • Ideal and nonideal solutions
  • Positive and negative deviation from Raoult’s law
  • Colligative properties
  • Relative lowering in vapor pressure
  • Elevation in boiling point
  • Depression in freezing point
  • Osmotic pressure
  • Numerical based on colligative properties
  • The equation for ideal solution/ vant Hoff equation
  • Exo and endo osmosis and reasoning questions
  • Vant Hoff factor
  • Relation between vant Hoff factor (i) and degree of dissociation (α)

Chemical Kinetics

  • Expression of the rate of the reactions
  • Difference between molecularity and order of the reactions
  • Pseudo order reactions with examples
  • The equation for zero/first-order reactions and numerical based on these reactions
  • Activation energy
  • Role of catalyst
  • Arrhenius equation and numerical based on Arrhenius equation 
  • Collision theory

Electro Chemistry

  • Conductivity, molar conductivity, and Numerical
  • Effect of dilution on conductivity and molar conductivity
  • Cell constant and its experimental determination
  • Kohlrausch law and numerical
  • Nernst equation and numerical based on Nernst equation
  • Lead storage cells especially reactions involved in charging and discharging
  • Fuel cells

Surface Chemistry

  • Difference between physical and chemical adsorption
  • Difference between lyophilic and lyophobic colloids
  • Bredig’s arc method
  • Peptization
  • Dialysis and Electrodialysis
  • Tyndall effect
  • Electrophoresis
  • Hardy- Schultze rule
  • Protection of colloids
  • Emulsion and its types
  • The cleansing action of soap

Important Tips for Preparation of Physical Chemistry for NEET

(1) Select a good mentor of Chemistry. Several educational channels and the best mentors of Chemistry are available on YouTube for free. just subscribe one of them and start your learning online rather than wandering here and there.

(2) Centralize your study to the NCERT books and one or two reference books of organic Chemistry. Don’t follow too many books otherwise, you would not be able to complete your syllabus. Always remember, different books differ being only nineteen or twenty in text quality, but never differ of being nineteen and twenty-five. 

(3) Follow quality notes of a good mentor. Don’t run behind the brand, but run behind the concise and effective notes of your mentor.

(4) Prepare your own capsule notes for revision.

(5) Maintain consistency and regularity in your preparation.

(6) Revise the prepared topics regularly. Always remember, revision is not a waste of time but it makes you perfect. Always keep in mind that, “Revision is division” i.e. Revision improves your marks and ultimately your rank in the final selection.

(7) Solve practice problems and previous year’s papers in the specified time frame. It would help you to finish your paper timely in the final examination.

(8) Always be confident in your preparation, but never be overconfident. Always read the question carefully and then answer. You usually make mistakes in overconfidence and it has to be reduced.

Important Reference Books for Physical Chemistry for NEET

(1) Physical Chemistry by Dr. O.P. Tandon

(2) Modern’s abc of Objective Chemistry

(3) Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukhargy

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