Most students of classes 11 and 12 shiver and shudder at the very mention of inorganic chemistry. The general notion is that it is a section of chemistry that must be mugged up, that must be memorized, there are no two ways about it. It is difficult enough to give students nightmares, and for those who do not like chemistry in general? Preparing Inorganic Chemistry for NEET and JEE is surely the Devil’s work for them.
To be completely honest, inorganic chemistry does pose a different challenge from physical or organic chemistry. It requires a different study plan, a separate approach, and a unique method. However, it is not as banal or monotonous as made out to be by students. Inorganic chemistry is a science, after all. It does follow some logic and principles. It is just that the exceptions to typical principles in inorganic chemistry are too high and demand some extra effort to master them.
Studying inorganic chemistry for NEET and JEE
Whether you like it or not, inorganic chemistry is one of the most important topics when it comes to competitive exams like NEET and JEE, and even in school exams. Therefore, do yourself a favor, get a hold of inorganic chemistry, and outscore the competition with ease.
Some helpful tips to get good scores in inorganic chemistry-
1. The NCERT is your bible
Be class 11 or 12, the NCERT is the absolute best book when it comes to studying inorganic chemistry. It has everything that you need to know about the subject, nothing more, and nothing less. Go through the book properly, mark the important reactions, highlight the main points, and do not forget to revise after you are done with the whole syllabus. Be it is board exams or competitive exams like NEET and JEE, this practice is bound to help you score a lot more than what you would have done otherwise.
2. Pay close attention to the exceptions
As stated before, exceptions form a huge part of inorganic chemistry. It is important to memorize them or learn them by heart since they aren’t too large in number. One could get by with memorizing the exceptions, maybe by writing them down three or four times in one go and later revising. Perhaps making your own notes which consist only of exceptions is also one way to learn them.
3. Starting early
If you think that you can mug up the entirety of inorganic chemistry in the final months before your exams, you are seriously mistaken. Inorganic chemistry is something that needs to be done for the entirety of the exam prep duration, and with equal diligence at all times. It is a subject that needs time and practice. Therefore, give it the due share of time by starting with inorganic chemistry as early as possible, and continuously practicing it by solving Mock Tests provided by Aakash BYJU’S.
Inorganic chemistry might seem to students as one of the most boring parts of studies, but in all honesty, with the right study techniques, it can be made very fun and scoring. So, get your NCERT book ready, get a register and a pen, and write away!