Different universities have revised their syllabi during the last couple of years, keeping in view the recommendations of University Grants Commission, New Delhi to include their Model Curriculum to the extent possible. This has necessitated the author to make substancial changes in the book. Some worth mentioning changes in the book are:-
1. Matter in chapter 6 on Acids and Bases has been enhanced by including latest information on Pearson’s HASB principle, correlating electronegativity with hardness – softness of acids and bases and M.O. treatment of Hard acids and hard bases
2. There has been substantial expansion in chapter 23 on oxidation and reduction like equilibrium constant and free energy changes related to redox potential, different steps involved in redox cycle, redox stability in the solvent. Matter on Latimer and Frost diagrams has been updated. Additional matter has been Provided on pourbaix and Ellingham diagrams.
3. Topics on white cement, biofertilizers, clay and porcelain industry have been added in chapter 24 on chemical Industries.
4. Chapter 31 is enriched with new topics
The main features of the book are as follows:
1. Authenticate, simple, to the point and modern account of each and every topic.
2. Relevant, clear, well labelled diagrams.
3. Easy to understand treatment of most difficult and intricate topic.
4. Questions from university papers of various Indian Universities have been included in the text.
1. Atomic Structure
2. Ionic Bond
3. Covalent Bond-I
4. Covalent Bond-II
5. Periodic Classification of Elements
6. Acids and Bases
8. General Characteristics of s-and p-Block Elements and their Compounds
9. Nuclear Chemistry
10. Compounds of Boron and Silicon
11. Oxides and Oxy-acids of Nitrogen and Phosphorus
12. Oxides and Oxy-acids of Sulphur
13. Oxides and Oxy-acids of Chlorine
14. Some More Compounds of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Halogens
15. Organometallic Compounds
16. Some More Organometallic Compounds and Acid Complexes
17. The d-Block Elements (Transition Metals)
18. Some Important Compounds of Transition Elements
19. The f-Block Elements (Lanthanides and Actinides)
20. Noble Gases
21. Coordination Compounds
22. Spectral Properties of Compounds
23. Oxidation and Reduction (Including Latimer Frost Diagrams)
24. Chemical Industries
25. Environmental Chemistry
26. Non-aqueous Solvents
27. Qualitative Inorganic Analysis
28. Quantitative Analysis
29. Inorganic Polymers
30. Role of Organic and Inorganic Reagents in Inorganic Analysis
31. Bioinogranic Chemistry
32. Evaluation of Analytical Data
33. Volumetric Analysis
34. Gravimetric Analysis