Atomic Structure; Read everything about this topic.
The Atoms, molecules, and ions
Dalton’s atomic theory
Bohr’s model of the atom.
Relative atomic mass
Changes: Study everything subtopic in this section
Examples of chemical and physical change
Melting of solids
Boiling of liquids
Evaporation of liquids
Dissolution of solutes
Brownian motion and diffusion.
Theories and Principles: Read everything under this topic
Pauli Exclusion Principle
Separation: Cover everything section under this topic
Criteria for purity.
Variable oxidation states
The Periodic Table; Read everything about the periodic table
Groups and Periods
The periodic law.
Periodic properties; Touch these subtopics small.
Number of valence electrons (Valency)
Chemical Bonding: Study a bit about the following subtopics
Formation of bonds
Van der Waals forces
Formation of colored compounds;
More NECO Chemistry Syllabus for 2021
This is section two for this NECO chemistry syllabus 2021. Please, do well to follow the topics gradually and make use of the area of concentration given.
Shapes of compounds: Study each of the following shapes.
Polar and non-polar compounds.
Stoichiometry: Learn how to identify and name the following;
Chemical formula: Study the differences between each of these formulas and learn how to calculate them.
Chemical Reactions: Study everything under this
Chemical equations and formulae
Amount of substance.
Balancing of equations.
Experiments and Calculations: Learn how to carry out practicals, calculate, and solve all problems using the data you obtain.
Area of focus;
Mass and volume relationships
Preparation of solutions
Mole and Mole ratios
Avogadro’s constant (6.02 x 1023)
Dilute solution and concentrated solution.
Amount of substance
Yield of product
Primary and secondary standard.
Calculation of Mass
Volume and percentage
Testing for Basic, acidic, and neutral solutions.
Laws: Know how to state the following Laws
Conservation of mass.
Gases and Gas laws: Study the principles of the following laws and how to apply them.
Dalton’s law of partial pressure;
Graham’s law of diffusion,
Ideal gas equation
Gay Lussacs law.
Kinetic molecular theory.
Gas volumes, pressure, temperature.
Mathematical expression, relations, and calculation of the gas laws
Real gases and ideal situation.
Preparation and purification of gases.
Physical properties of the gases.
Chemical properties of the gases
Arrangement of gaseous particles
Compressibility of gases
Density, and volume.
Pressure of gases
Boiling and evaporation.
Temperature of gases
Volume of gases
Energy: Study the following topics intensively;
The total energy of a system.
NECO 2021 Syllabus for Chemistry
The syllabus is really long. So I have split into sections so that you can read and have a little break to avoid confusion. So below are more topics to read.
Solid: Know the following of solid substances.
Molecules and atoms
Properties of solids
Interatomic and intermolecular bonding in the solids.
Identification of the types of chemical bonds in solid.
Melting points of solid.
Indicator of purity of solids.
Acids, Bases, And Salts: Do an intensive study on acid, base, and salt following the subtopics arrangement as shown below;
Explanation of acids and bases.
Physical properties of acids and bases.
Chemical properties of acids and bases.
Classification of acids and bases.
Concept of the pH scale
Acid-base electrolytes and non-electrolytes.
Strength of acids and bases.
The reaction of Acid and Base
Laboratory and industrial preparation of acid and base.
Hydrolysis of salt.
Salt: Read everything about salt and its production.
Explanation of salts.
Types of salts.
Laboratory and industrial preparation of salts.
Crystallization of Salt
Behavior of salts
Solubility: Read the following subtopics
Definition and explanation of solubility.
Saturated and unsaturated solutions.
The equilibrium system.
Effect of temperature on solubility of a substance.
Solubility and crystallization.
Calculations on solubility.
Chemical Kinetics And Equilibrium System: Study these subtopics shown below;
The rate of chemical reactions:
Factors affecting rates of chemical reaction
Theories of reaction rates.
Pressure of reactants
Collision of particles
Transition state theories
Enthalpy and Entropy change.
Reversible and irreversible reactions.
Redox Reactions: Please, spend time and cover this topic intensively. Cover each of the following subtopics.
Oxidation and reduction reaction.
Oxidizing agents and reactions
Reducing agents and reactions
Le Chatelier’s principle.
Loss and gain of electrons.
The electrochemical cells and series.
Standard electrode potential.
Addition and removal of oxygen and hydrogen.
Loss and gain of electrons.
Balancing of redox equations
Electrolysis: Read everything about electrolysis and learn how to solve all calculation problems.
Explanation of electrolysis
Faraday Laws of electrolysis.
Principles of electrolysis
Electrolytic cells and application of electrochemical cells.
Practical application of electrolysis
Discharge of species.
Primary and secondary cells
Calculations on Electrolysis.
Organic Chemistry syllabus and Area of concentration
this is the final stage of the NECO Chemistry syllabus. This section is the SS3 scheme of work and everything you did from the first term to the third term. So make use of this as your area of concentration.
Carbon and its Compounds: Study everything about Carbon
Natural occurrence of Carbon
Allotropes of Carbon
Organic Chemistry: Cover every topic under Organic chemistry
Nomenclature and structure.
Laboratory preparation of organic compounds.
Primary, secondary and tertiary alkanols.
Laboratory test for ethanol.
Industrial And The Environmental Chemistry
Extraction and purification
Fine and heavy chemicals.
Biochemistry And Synthetic Polymers
Proteins and uses of protein
Depletion of the ozone layer
Properties and sources of protein
Biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants.
Food processing process
Hydrolysis of proteins;
Fats and oils:
Formation of fat and oil
Sources and properties of fat and oil
Uses of fats and oils in industrial production
Test for the presence of fats and oil.
Saponification (Preparation of soap) from fats/oils.
Classes of carbohydrates.
The solubility of sugars.
Chemical properties of carbohydrates.
Test for sugar.
Starch and glucose units.
Plastics and resins
properties of plastics.
Biogradable and non- biogradable.
Chemical test on plastics
NECO Recommended Textbooks for Biology
For effective studies, NECO has recommended the following textbooks for 2020 NECO candidates. These textbooks are the best textbooks to study with, with detailed explanations and breakdown of each topic.
Senior Secondary Chemistry, Books 2-3. This textbook is written by Bajah, Teibo, & Co.
Understanding Chemistry. This textbook is written by Ojokuku
New School Chemistry. This textbook is written by Ababio
Chemistry for Senior Secondary Schools. This textbook is written by Odesina (Get the 2nd Edition)
Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME Chemistry. This textbook is written by Uche, Iwuagwu, & Adenuga.
How to cover this NECO Chemistry Syllabus in less than a 2 weeks
To help you better, I will recommend the following techniques for you. The techniques will help you speed up your studies and cover your syllabus in a very short period of time.
From experiences, I have discovered that many candidates do struggle to complete their syllabus even when they have almost run out of time. The guidelines below will give you some good tips to cover your syllabus without running out of time.
Go through the entire syllabus First: Make sure you note all the topics that are in the syllabus.
Collect your study materials: Gather all the study materials you want to use for your studies.
Use the Recommended textbooks, online materials, and other study materials that you have.
Write down notes on all topics that you read for easy revision.
Set goals for your daily studies and make sure you achieve them.
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