Organic Chemistry – Polymers

The JEE syllabus of organic chemistry requires memorisation as well. This is evident through the chapters of Polymers and Biomolecules. Both have certain concepts, but both need extensive memorisation too. Now, I agree that many kids face problems while preparing for this chapter. It’s not easy to learn so much stuff. However, there are many ways to ensure that you are able to do it quickly and easily. Without compromise.

So, without further wait, let’s head up and analyse this unit…

Tips and Tricks :

  • NCERT shall be your most important resource as far as this unit is concerned. Make sure to note each and every important detail from NCERT and to revise it as many times as possible for you. Revise once a week or so. It will help.
  • Another trick that works well for this chapter is to solve a lot of questions from books like NCERT Exemplar and MS Chouhan : Elementary Problems in JEE.
  • Also, solving questions from these books will enable you to understand what part of the theory is essential and should be noted. Revise these things more often than others.
  • Keep in mind the difference classifications of polymers, especially the ones based on the structure (linear/cross-linked/branched) and on the mode of polymerisation (addition/condensation). Memorise which polymers are present in which category. Most questions shall be asked from this.
  • I used LG Wade in order to understand the methods of polymerisation and stuff. It helped me understand the chapter, which was the only reason that I could memorise it.
  • The mechanisms of polymerisation need not be memorised. They can be understood if you use the concepts that you have learned earlier in other organic chemistry chapters.
  • Names of polymers are extremely important. Esp. the polymers given in NCERT.
  • This table is an important one.

So, now that you know this, go ahead and prepare well.

All the best,

Aakash Kapoor

6 thoughts on “Organic Chemistry – Polymers”

  1. How to prepare biomolecules??
    Carbohydrates are given in Lg but other stuff like vitamins and proteins are not mentioned.

      1. I am somewhat confused. There are so many reactions of which ques are given in ms chauhan (advanced) but lot of things are not mentioned in syllabus(directly?) and ncert. I sometime think i am wasting my time. Before replying please keep in mind i am not going to any coaching institute.
        I even contact mohit for help but he is too busy.
        Thanks in advance.

        1. Well, if you are well versed with the basics and have a strong control of the concepts, then you can solve all the questions of MS Chouhan. At the end of the day, mechanisms are taught to you to give you an idea of how to think. Use those ideas to solve questions and not the exact steps. So, if you think you have a good command over the concepts, then you aren’t wasting your time.

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