Higher Secondary Stage is the most crucial stage of school education because at this stage specialised discipline based, content oriented courses are introduced. Students reach this stage after 10 years of general education and opt for Chemistry with a purpose of mostly for pursuing their career in basic sciences or professional courses like medicines, engineering, technology and studying courses in applied areas of science and technology at tertiary level. Therefore, at this stage, there is a need to provide learners with sufficient conceptual background of Chemistry, which will make them competent to meet the challenges of academic and professional courses after the higher secondary stage.


Unit I: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Unit II: Structure of Atom

Unit III: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Unit IV: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Unit V: States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Unit VI: Thermodynamics

Unit VII: Equilibrium

Unit VIII : Redox Reactions

Unit IX: Hydrogen

Unit X: s- Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Unit XI: Some p-Block Elements

Unit XII: Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Unit XIII: Hydrocarbons

Unit XIV: Environmental Chemistry