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General objectives of chemistry in JAMB

The purpose of the Chemistry Unified Tertiary matriculations Examination (UTME) syllabus, is to prepare candidates for examination by the Board. It is designed to test achievement of course objectives.

  • To understand the basic principles and concepts of chemistry.
  • interpret scientific data on chemistry;
  • infer the relationship between chemistry and other sciences;
  • apply the knowledge of chemistry to industry and daily life;

JAMB Chemistry Syllabus (Area of Concentration) 2024/2025

  1. Introduction to Chemistry (including, definition and Matter)
  2. Separation Techniques and process
  3. Purification of chemical substances.
  4. Types of Changes in chemistry
  5. Melting, Boiling, vaporization, freezing, and condensation.
  6. Chemical combination
  7. Stoichiometry
  8. Gas Laws
  9. Chemical formulas, symbols, and equations
  10. Kinetic theory of matter.
  11. Atomic structure and chemical bonding
    • Atom
    • Elements
    • Compounds
    • Mixtures
    • Ions (Protons, Electrons, and Neutron)
    • Nucleus
    • electron configuration
    • Isotopic
    • Valency
    • oxidation states
    • complexion formation
    • formation of colored ions
    • catalysis
  1. Nuclear Chemistry (Read and understand the properties of Radioactivity and Nuclear reactions)
  2. Air: Read everything about natural gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon (IV) oxide, and other noble gases.
  3. Water
  4. Solubility
    • Saturated
    • Unsaturated,
    • Supersaturated solutions.
    • Fats and oil, and paints
    • False solution (colloids and Suspensions)
  1. Pollution (Sources, Causes, effects, types and controlling methods of Environmental, Air, Water, and Soil pollution) Controlling methods for Biodegradable, Oil spillage, and non-biodegradable pollutants.
  2. Acids, bases, and salts:
    • The pH of solution and pH scale
    • Titrations.
    • Hydrolysis
  1. Reduction and Oxidation (oxidizing and reducing agents and reactions) and IUPAC nomenclature.
  2. Electrolysis (Electrolytes and non-electrolytes) Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Electrochemical cells, and Corrosion of metals.
  3. Energy changes ∆H (Entropy and Enthalpy) Spontaneity of reactions: ∆G.
  4. Rates of Chemical Reaction (Temperature, Concentration, Surface Area and Catalyst)
  5. Chemical equilibrium
  6. Periodic Table
  7. Non-metals: Study the properties of laboratory preparation of the following Non-metals and compounds.
    • Hydrogen
    • Oxygen
    • Sulphur
    • Nitrogen
    • liquid air
    • Ammonia
    • Trioxonitrate (V) acid:
    • Oxides of nitrogen
    • Carbon
    • Allotropes
    • Carbon(IV) oxide
    • Carbon(II) oxide
    • Coal
    • Coke
  1. Metals: Study the properties and laboratory preparation of the following metals and compounds.
    • Properties of metals
    • Alkali metals
    • Sodium hydroxide
    • Metallic hydroxides.
    • Sodium trioxocarbonate (IV)
    • Sodium chloride:
    • Alkaline-earth metals.
    • Extraction of Tin
    • First series of transition Metals.
    • Transition Metals
    • Copper
    • Alloy Steel,
    • stainless steel,
    • brass,
    • bronze
    • duralumin,
    • soft solder,
    • alnico and permalloy
  1. Organic Compounds
    • Allotropes of Carbon
    • Tetravalency of carbon
    • IUPAC nomenclature
    • The empirical formula of organic compounds
    • Aliphatic hydrocarbons.
    • Physical & chemical properties, reactions, and structure of Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Alkanols, Alkanals, alkenones, Amines (Alkanamines), Alkanoic acids, Alkanoates, etc.)
    • Isomerism
    • Homologous series.
    • Aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g benzene)
    • Ethyne
  • Petroleum and Petrochemicals
  • Carbohydrates: mono-, di- and polysaccharides.
  • Proteins: structures, tests, and hydrolysis
    • Enzymes
    • Polymers.
  1. Industrial Chemistry: Chemical industries, raw materials, Biotechnology, heavy chemicals.

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Which Topic Does JAMB Most Questions Come Out From?

We have decided to research this for you, to enable read without hitches. The table below covers areas where JAMB has repeatedly gotten their questions from. Hope you enjoy it.

Rank Topic  Average % Number Of Question
1 ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 21.01
2 METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS 9.5
3 NON-METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS 9.27
4 ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND BONDING 8.04
5 KINETIC THEORY OF MATTER AND GAS LAWS 5.36
6 CHEMICAL COMBINATION 5.14
7 CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM 4.8
8 OXIDATION AND REDUCTION 4.36
9 ELECTROLYSIS 4.25
10 ENERGY CHANGES 3.35
11 RATES OF CHEMICAL REACTION 3.24
12 AIR 2.79
13 SEPARATION OF MIXTURES AND PURIFICATION OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES 2.68
14 SOLUBILITY 2.57
15 PERIODIC CHEMISTRY 2.35
16 WATER 2.12
17 BASES AND SALTS 1.79
18 RADIOACTIVITY 1.79
19 CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY 1.68
20 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 1.56
21 ACIDS 1.45
22 ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES 0.89

JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Chemistry 2024 

  • New School Chemistry by Ababio
  • Senior Secondary Chemistry, Books 2 & 3 by Bajah, Teibo, and Co.
  • Understanding Chemistry by Ojokuku (for Schools and Colleges)
  • 2nd Edition: Chemistry for Senior Secondary Schools by Odesina
  • Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JAME Chemistry by Uche, Iwuagwu, and Adenuga.

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