ICSE Chemistry - Preparation Tips

Chemistry is the field of science concerned with the structure, properties and composition of particle/matter, as well as the changes that a particle/matter undergoes during chemical reactions.

ICSE Chemistry: Important Topics

  • Periodic Properties and variations of Properties œ Physical and Chemical
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Study of Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Analytical Chemistry œ Use of Ammonium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide
  • Mole Concept and Stoichiometry
  • Study of Acids, Bases and Salts

Preparation Tips

  • If you feel you are not good at Chemistry, start early. Start reading your text book as soon as possible.
  • Do not try to rush and finish the chapters. Know that reading a book that deals with scientific concepts, theory and reactions is different from a novel or a comic.
  • Follow up your text book concepts with a reference book to gain a deeper understanding of the topic.
  • Start attending classes and laboratory lectures. Perform each and every laboratory experiment.
  • Try and grasp the concepts and always ask questions. Make a list of unanswered questions and ask discuss them with a teacher or a peer.
  • Do not ignore numerical problems. Most of the times, the problems are direct application of the formulae in use, and, at times are mixed with your understanding of a topic. The numerical problems, if mastered are a good way to score marks.
  • After you finish your syllabus, revise as many times as possible.

Tips for scoring good marks

  • During the exam, try to write your descriptive answers in points and give pictorial or graphical illustrations wherever possible.  It enhances visibility
  • Scan the paper before answering
  • For long answer type questions, before starting, frame a skeleton of the answer in the margin.
  • Do remember the S.I units of all entities.
  • Be crisp and to the point in very short questions.

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