Inorganic chemistry is the vital and the easiest part of chemistry. You can give a magnificent performance on this subject with some quick wit tips and plans as this is a very placid and precise part of inorganic chemistry where you give less input but returns a high output. You just need the correct guidance to become a champion!!!
Now let’s just dig into how to practice inorganic chemistry:
Learn atomic numbers, atomic masses, and symbols of the first 30 elements of the table and for the rest of the table, you can learn mnemonics from the internet and write it down on a separate piece of paper. Make your own periodic table on a white sheet, then use different color schemes to differentiate the category accordingly. Keep both these sheets near you every time you are studying inorganic chemistry. It is a must activity that you should do to have a grip on inorganic chemistry.
NCERT IS A MUST :
You can not master inorganic chemistry without reading and imbibing NCERT within yourselves. Whatever is written in ncert, you should know it word by word. Mark all the important points using sticky notes and highlighters. Prefer solving all the examples, intext questions, and back exercises. Follow what is written in the NCERT and then you will not find yourself struggling with other books. Refer to Vedantu class 12 chemistry for further references and solutions if you get stuck somewhere while preparing inorganic chemistry.
Prepare notes and short notes :
You need to prepare your notes and short notes separately. Notes should include whatever is required in-depth whereas short notes should include only important points which you need to remember just before the few days of examination. Use 2-3 colored pens to mark the important points and the heading which will make your notes look neat and clean so that when you revise notes they are legible. Follow the order of NCERT while preparing notes.
Divide your syllabus accordingly:
Check the chapters which you have to study in Term 1 and Term 2 then plan accordingly what you have to study first and what needs your attention later on. You can start with easy and basic first and then move on to the tricky part. Learn all the common names of the groups and their peculiar chemical and physical properties.
Make a list of all the important that you need to prepare for the exams and study them one by one. Inorganic chemistry is all about revising and memorizing the topics. You may understand the topic but in the end, you have to memorize them to go ahead with inorganic chemistry chapters.
Previous year questions:
Solving previous year’s questions will help you get an idea of the questions that can be asked in your examinations. Also, follow the latest pattern issued by NTA and the books based on the latest pattern. Solving them will be a boon for your preparation and will boost your confidence. For the competitive part, practice problems include both theory and logical parts. Exceptions are the most important part of inorganic chemistry. You need to emphasize a lot on those exceptions to solve the majority of your questions bank-related to inorganic chemistry. Studying properties group-wise will make your task a lot easier and quicker. There are a lot of tricks which you can find online and give a boost to your preparation. Revise tricky and important questions whenever you are done with the theory part.
Analyze your paper mistakes:
Analyzing mistakes is an important step in your preparation. There are bundles of questions on which you can be evaluated in the examination so need to prepare every type of question based on different topics. If you are weak somewhere, try to practice more on part and make it your strength. Inorganic chemistry has straightforward and understandable questions, so there are fewer chances that you commit silly mistakes.
Time management :
Inorganic chemistry contains questions that can be solved in under one minute you just read the questions and you can answer them in seconds without thinking too much. You just have to tick mark the question. Therefore when you are solving inorganic questions try to restrict your time. If you are given thirty minutes to solve 30 questions, try harder to solve them in 25 minutes. The remaining 5 min can be utilized somewhere else in the examination, giving you an edge over time.
Focus on Theory part:
Try to focus on the theory portion regularly as it will help you fetch a lot of marks in the examination. Inorganic chemistry contains a lot which needs you need to learn. So it is advisable to revise inorganic chemistry regularly at your end. Include inorganic chemistry in your weekly and monthly revision plans.
Inorganic chemistry comparatively has few chemical reactions, so it will be easy for you to practice them. Make sure you write them separately with all the steps involved in the reactions with the names of reactants, products, and catalysts if included. Also sometimes we tend to forget that we have to write a balanced chemical reaction in the exam. Avoid those mistakes. While you are revising chemical reactions, prepare balanced chemical reactions in advance so that you develop the habit of writing a balanced chemical reaction.
These are a few things that you need to keep in mind while studying inorganic chemistry to score full in this subject. Inorganic chemistry has topics that require less amount of time in preparation and gives high results. Make sure you do not ignore these chapters and push them to a very end where you do not have enough time and you eventually lose marks. Believe in yourselves that you can ace this subject and see the magic. You only have to work smartly, chose the right books and timetable that suits you. this will be more than enough to ace inorganic chemistry. Good luck!!!