Chemistry Foundation for Class VIII
Atul Singhal
Price
450.00
ISBN
9789393330321
Language
English
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Dimensions
195 x 260 mm
Year of Publishing
2023
Territorial Rights
World
Imprint
Universities Press

Chemistry Foundation for Class VIII is a comprehensive resource for students of Class VIII preparing for the CBSE and ICSE Board examinations. It provides clear and concise explanations and covers all topics in these syllabi, along with a variety of problems drawn from the current and previous years’ question papers. Solutions are provided to every single problem along with hints to crack the tough ones. The book provides a strong foundation which the increasing competition mandates.

Salient features
• The entire curriculum is covered in a lucid manner accompanied by illustrations, equations and formulae.
• It covers the CBSE and ICSE syllabi and lays the foundation for preparation for competitive examinations.
• Solutions to all problems have been provided (there is no unsolved exercise).
• The exercises are divided into Practice questions (school exam-based) and Competition window (competitive exam-based).
• Various types of questions are included—very short, short and long.
• Topic-wise and level-wise MCQs in each chapter (first of its kind).
• Related advanced level concepts highlighted in boxes (Knowledge booster).
• Segment-wise questions and solutions for school exams in each chapter.
• Provides a strong foundation for students of different state boards.
• The book is accompanied by the Orient BlackSwan Smart App that provides chapter-wise NEET–JEE type MCQs with solutions.

Atul Singhal obtained his M.Sc degree (Organic chemistry) in 1996 and Ph.D (Organometallic chemistry) in 2007 from the CCS University, Meerut. He has taught and mentored thousands of students in various institutes since 1996. He is proficient at content creation, designing curricula and guiding students for competitive exams. He has been Centre Head and Academic Head in Brilliant Tutorials, FIITJEE and Vidhya Mandir Classes, and is currently Professor, Institute of Science and Technology, Kansas, Missourie, USA. He is the author of several test preparation books in chemistry.

Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Matter

Introduction
Matter
Composition of Matter
Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter
Solids
Liquids
Gases
Change of State of Matter
Effect of Temperature Change
Effect of Pressure Change
Physical and Chemical Changes
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 2: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Introduction
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 3: The Language of Chemistry
Introduction
Atoms
Symbols of Elements
Atomic Mass
Molecules
Ions
Valency
Radical
Chemical Formulae
Molecular Mass and Formula Mass
Laws of Chemical Combination
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 4: Chemical Reactions
Introduction
Characteristics or Tests of Chemical Reactions
Chemical Equations
Balanced and Unbalanced Chemical Equations
Balancing of Chemical Equations
Making Equations More Informative
Types of Chemical Reactions
Neutralisation Reactions
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 5: Atomic Structure
Introduction
Cathode Rays
Anode Rays
Sub-atomic Particles
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 6: Hydrogen
Introduction
Discovery
Occurrence
Methods of Preparation of Dihydrogen
Industrial Methods
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 7: Water
Introduction
Water (H2O)
Solutions and Their Types
Anhydrous and Hydrated Substances
Soft and Hard Water
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 8: Carbon and its Compounds
Introduction
Carbon is Tetravalent
Occurrence of Carbon
Allotropes of Carbon
Compounds of Carbon
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 9: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
Introduction
Polymers
Synthetic Fibres
Some Common Synthetic Fibres
Plastics
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 10: Materials: Metals and Non-metals
Introduction
Comparative Study of Metals and Non-metals
Occurrence and Extraction of Metals
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 11: Coal and Petroleum

Introduction
Natural Resources
Coal
Petroleum
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 12: Combustion and Glame
Introduction
Combustion
Flame
Fuel
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions

Chapter 13: Pollution of Air and Water
Introduction
Environmental Pollution and Pollutants
Types of Pollution
Air Pollution
Effects of Air Pollutants
Greenhouse Effect or Global Warming
Depletion of Ozone Layer
Controlling Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Purification of Water
Chapter at a Glance
Practice Questions
Competition Window (Objective Type)
Answer Keys
Hints and Solutions
Appendices

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