WBJEE: Important Questions & Study notes for Chemical Bonding

Chemistry is one of the easiest and scoring subjects according to most of the students. Students should focus more on theory part as compared to numerical part because 80% questions are being asked from theory part in WBJEE. Students always get 2-3 questions from this chapter in the examination.

Here, you will find that the levels of the questions are bit low as compared to JEE and UPSEE exams.

In this article, WBJEE aspirants will get study notes on Chemical Bonding based on the latest syllabus of the examination. Apart from previous years’ questions, we are also providing few more questions from the mentioned topics for the practice purpose.

The concepts given in these notes like Hybridisation, Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory will also help students in solving questions from other chapters too.

You can study the following topics here:

  • Chemical bonding
  • Types of chemical bond i.e., Covalent, ionic and Metallic bond
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Hybridisation
  • Important conditions for hybridization
  • Types of hybridization
  • Shape of some simple molecules including number of electro pairs, bonds pairs, lone pairs, geometry of molecule and examples
  • Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory

Important Concepts:

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VALENCE SHELL ELECTRON PAIR REPULSION (VSEPR) THEORY

Main Postulates of VSEPR Theory:

1. The shape of a molecule depends upon the number of valence shell electron pairs (bonded or non-bonded) around the central atom.

2. Pairs of electrons in the valence shell repel one another since their electron clouds are negatively charged.

3. These pairs of electrons tend to occupy such positions in space that minimise repulsion and thus maximize distance between them.

4. The valence shell is taken as a sphere with the electron pairs localising on the spherical surface at maximum distance from one another.

5. A multiple bond is treated as if it is a single electron pair and the two or three electr on pairs of a multiple bond are treated as a single super pair.

6. Where two or more resonance structures can represent a molecule, the VSEPR model is applicable to any such structure.

Shape of molecules in which the central atom has no lone pair of electrons is given in the table below:

Shapes of some simple molecules/ions with central ions having one or more lone pairs of electrons are given below:

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Some previous years’ solved questions are given below:

Question 1:

The acid in which O – O bonding is present is

(A) H2S2O3

(B) H2S2O6

(C) H2S2O8

(D) H2S4O6 

Solution 1:

In Marshall’s acid or peroxodisulphuric acid (H2S2O8) O – O bonding is present.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

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Question 2:

The correct order of O–O bond length in O2, H2O2 and O3 is

(A) O2 > O3 > H2O2

(B) H2O2 > O3 > O2

(C) O3 > O2 > H2O2

(D) O3 > H2O2 > O2

Solution 2:

Hence, the correct option is (B).

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Question 3:

The number of lone pair of electrons on the central atoms of H2O, SnCl2, PCl3 and XeF2 respectively, are

(A) 2,1,1,3

(B) 2,2,1,3

(C) 3,1,1,2

(D) 2,1,2,3

Solution 3:

Lone pair of electrons on the central atoms of H2O is 2.

Lone pair of electrons on the central atoms of SnCl2 is 1.

Lone pair of electrons on the central atoms of PCl3 is 1.

Lone pair of electrons on the central atoms of XeF2 is 3.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

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Question 4:

Hydrogen bonding plays a central role in which of the following phenomena?          

(A) Ice floats in water

(B) Higher Lewis basicity of primary amines than tertiary amines in aqueous solutions

(C) Dimerisation of acetic acid in benzene

(D) All of the above

Solution 4:

HCl does not form hydrogen bond. For the formation of hydrogen bond, at least one hydrogen atom must be bonded to one of the three most electronegative atoms O, N and F.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

Conclusion:

These revision notes will help you to grasp all the important concepts related to chapter Chemical Bonding. With the help of previous years’ solved questions given in these notes students will get to know about the difficulty level of the questions. Student can refer these notes just before the examination and save their precious time.

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