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CHEMISTRY
GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Chemistry is to
prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of
the course objectives, which are to:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)understand the basic principles and concepts in chemistry;
interpret scientific data relating to chemistry;
deduce the relationships between chemistry and other sciences;
apply the knowledge of chemistry to industry and everyday life.
DETAILED SYLLABUS
TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTESOBJECTIVES1. Separation of mixtures and
purification of chemical
substancesCandidates should be able to:(a) Pure and impure substances(i)(b) Boiling and melting points.
(c) Elements, compounds and mixtures
(d) Chemical and physical changes.
(e) Separation processes:
evaporation, simple and fractional distillation,
sublimation, filtration, crystallization, paper
and column chromatography, simple and
fractional crystallization, magnetization,
decantation.
2. Chemical combination
Stoichiometry, laws of definite and multiple
proportions, law of conservation of matter,
Gay Lussac’s law of combining volumes,
Avogadro’s law; chemical symbols, formulae,
equations and their uses, relative atomic
mass
based on 12C=12, the mole concept and
Avogadro’s number.distinguish between pure and impure
substances;
(ii) use boiling and melting points as criteria for
purity of chemical substances;
(iii) distinguish between elements, compounds and
mixture;
(iv) differentiate between chemical and physical
changes;
(v) identify the properties of the components of a
mixture;
(vi) specify the principle involved in each separation
method.
(vii) apply the basic principle of separation
processes in everyday life.
Candidates should be able to:
(i) perform simple calculations involving formulae,
equations/chemical composition and the mole
concept;
(ii) deduce the chemical laws…