Best Books for IIT JEE Chemistry

Best Books for IIT JEE Chemistry

Best Books for IIT JEE and other Engineering Exam Preparation

NCERT books help to build a solid foundation for all Engineering subjects. Students are advised to be thorough with NCERT, especially for IIT JEE Mains. They are considered the best resource especially for chemistry.

Best Books for IIT JEE Chemistry

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

1. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, BY OP TANDON AND AS SINGH

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Several practice problems

  • Covers the entire syllabus of physical chemistry including Atomic Structure, Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation and Stoichiometry
  • Has a multitude of theoretical and numerical problems to practice

Suggested topics: Thermodynamics (Energetics), Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Solutions and Electrochemistry


2. MODERN APPROACH TO CHEMICAL CALCULATIONS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOLE CONCEPT, BY RC MUKHERJEE

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Well explained numericals of all types

  • Best book to prepare numericals for JEE
  • Excellent variety of all types of numericals with elucidated explanations

Limitation: Weak theory coverage

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR COMPETITIONS, BY OP TANDON

USP: Makes theory easier to understand and remember for JEE

  • Content made simpler and systematic
  • Hints, explanations and illustrations make topics easier to understand
  • Has MCQs, Matching type questions, reasoning type questions, similar to JEE pattern.


4. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY BY ROBERT THORNTON MORRISON

USP: Makes theory easier to understand and recall for JEE

  • Highly recommended for preparation of Organic Chemistry
  • It makes even the dry and arcane topics interesting, through illustrations
  • Complex concepts have been explained in a simplified manner

Suggested topics: Molecular Structure and Properties, Principles of Organic Chemistry

Limitations: There are no solved IIT JEE papers or IIT JEE practice tests. It is suggested that the students consults other books for Stereochemistry and Polymers

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

5. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR COMPETITIONS BY O.P. TANDON

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Fundamentals Oriented

  • Theory is quite comprehensive. Covers almost all the topics in the syllabus.

Suggested topics: Group 1, Group 16 and Group 17 have maximum weightage

Limitations: Printing errors


6. CONCISE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY BY J.D. LEE

USP: Concise theory with many JEE based practice problems

  • It is concise and covers the entire JEE syllabus
  • Has multiple-choice questions (MCQs), assertive-type questions as well as single-choice questions for practice
  • Answers are very detailed therefore cement the concepts of the student
  • Assessment questions have been framed according to JEE pattern

Suggested topics: Preparation and Properties of Compounds, Ores and Minerals, Transition Elements

Limitations: Students might need to refer to other books for Metallurgy.