Viva Chemistry 10




SKU : E002435   / ISBN : 9789387153172

Publisher : Viva

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Book Title:                                                     Viva Chemistry - 10

Product Code / ISBN Code                           9789387153172

Syllabus:                                                        CBSE

Publisher:                                                       Viva

Language:                                                      English


Strictly Based on Latest NCERT/ CBSE Syllabus

The book VIVA Chemistry for Class X has been written in keeping with the latest NCERT syllabus prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The book has been developed keeping in view the requirement of the students at the secondary level.

Salient features of the book

  • The book has been prepared in accordance with the latest CBSE syllabus and pattern.
  • The book has been written in an informal, interactive style supported by a large number of well-labelled illustrations, diagrams and solved examples.
  • Each chapter is supported by Topic-wise Assignments enabling students to learn the Question-Answering skill.
  • NCERT Textbook (In-Text and Chapter-End) Questions and NCERT Exemplar Questions are provided with solutions.
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), Brain Strain and Value-Based Questions are given to help students apply the facts and concepts learned.
  • Exam Practice Questions and Model Questions are given to help students prepare for examination.
  • Periodic tests are given to enable students make strong-self assessment.
  • In-text pointwise summary is included for a quick revision of the topics covered.
  • Windows to the past developments in science are provided at appropriate places in the book to provide more relevance to the subject described therein.


Chapter 1: Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations • Chemical reactions and their characteristics • Chemical equation • Balancing of chemical equations • Types of chemical reactions • Oxidation and reduction reactions • Effects of oxidation reactions in everyday life • Corrosion • Rancidity

Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts • Naturally-occurring acids • Mineral acids • Acids and bases in laboratory • How do acids react with metals • How do acids react with metal carbonates and metal hydrogencarbonates • How do acids react with metal oxides • How do bases/alkalis react with metals • How do bases/alkalis react with oxides of nonmetals • How do acids and bases/alkalis react with each other • What do all acids and bases have in common • More about acids and bases • Uses of acids and bases • How strong are the solutions of acids/bases • More about salts • Solubility of salts in water • The pH of salt solutions • Uses of some commonly used salts • Chemicals from common salt • Sodium hydroxide • Bleaching powder • Baking soda • Washing soda • Are the crystals of salts really dry • Plaster of paris (CaSO4.1/2H2O)

Chapter 3: Metals and Nonmetals • Classification of elements • Comparing metals and nonmetals • Physical properties of nonmetals • Chemical properties of metals • Activity series: The relative reactivities of metals • How do metals and nonmetals react • Ionic compounds and their properties • Occurrence of metals • Metallurgy • Extraction of metals • Steps involved in the extraction of metals • Extraction of metals of very low reactivity • Extraction of metals of low reactivity • Extraction of metals of moderate reactivity • Extraction of metals of high reactivity • Extraction of aluminium by electrolytic reduction of molten alumina • Refining of metals • Alloys • Alloying of gold • Corrosion of metals • Rusting of iron

Chapter 4: Carbon and Its Compounds • Bonding in carbon compounds – The covalent bond • Formation of some covalent molecules • Covalent bonds • Nonpolar and polar covalent compounds • Characteristics of covalent bonds and covalent compounds • Allotropy and allotropic forms of carbon • Diamond • Graphite • Fullerenes • Versatile nature of carbon • Saturated and unsaturated carbon compounds • Functional groups • Nomenclature of carbon compounds • Nomenclature of hydrocarbons • Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups • Homologous series • Saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons • Isomerism • Structural isomerism • Chemical properties of carbon and its compounds • Combustion • Oxidation • Addition reactions • Substitution reactions • Important carbon compounds; ethanol and ethanoic acid • Ethanol (ethyl alcohol, C2H5OH) • Ethanoic acid (or acetic acid) • Soaps and detergent

Chapter 5: Periodic Classification of Elements • Earlier attempts for periodic classification of elements • Mendeleev’s periodic law • Mendeleev’s periodic table • Modern periodic law • Modern long form periodic table • Periodicity in properties • Atomic number • Atomic size • Valence electrons • Valency • Tendency to lose electrons • Tendency to attract/gain electrons • Metallic and nonmetallic characters • Chemical reactivity • Nature of oxides

Model Questions for Year-End Examination

Value-Based Questions

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