UPSC Chemistry Optional Books

UPSC Chemistry Optional Books

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UPSC Chemistry Optional Books

Chemistry is an interesting optional subject for UPSC IAS mains exam. Chemistry optional is a scoring subject if aspirants have sound knowledge in it. In case, the aspirants are not that much comfortable with chemistry, aspirants can pick out other subjects like public administration,  geography, sociology etc. Likewise, other optional paper, chemistry also have two papers.

Paper I of chemistry optional deals with Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Paper II completely deal with Organic Chemistry

Paper II completely deal with Organic Chemistry

Chemistry Book


  • Abhijeet Agarwal Chemistry Book
  • Dias Chemistry -Vajpayee Sir
  • Atomic Structure – Principle of physical chemistry – Puri, Sharma & Pathway
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Lee
  • Chemical Periodicity, Chemical bonding, Coordination compound- Maden, Malik, Tuli
  • Theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry – G.S. Manku,
  • Extraction of metals, Principle of inorganic chemistry – Puri, Sharma, Jauhar.
  • Rest all the chapters – An advance inorganic chemistry – J.D. Lee
  • Pollution and its control – A text book of environmental chemistry and pollution – S.S. Dara.

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Physical Chemistry

  • Abhijeet Agarwal Chemistry Notes
  • Principals of Physical Chemistry (Gaseous state, Thermodynamics, Phase rule, solutions, Colligative properties, Electro Chemistry, Catalysis, Colloids) – Puri,
  • Sharma & Pathway
  • Chemical kinetics – Advance physical chemistry – Gurdeep Raj
  • Photochemistry – A textbook of physical chemistry (Vol. – IV) – K.L. Kapoor
  • Advance physical chemistry – Gurdeep Raj


  • Abhijeet Agarwal Chemistry Notes
  • Bonding and shape of organic molecules, Stereochemistry of carbon compound – Reactions and reagents – O.P. Agarwal
  • A guide to mechanism in organic chemistry – Peter Sykes
  • Rest all the chapters – A textbook of organic chemistry – Bahl & Bahl

               1. Abhijeet Agarwal Chemistry Notes

Publisher:- Abhijeet Agarwal

Author:-  Abhijeet Agarwal

Language:- English

Abhijeet Agarwal Chemistry Topics

Physical Chemistry:- Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Solid State, Gaseous State, Liquid State, Liquid State1, Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, Photochemistry (1), Surface Phenomena & Catalysis
Inorganic Chemistry Contents- Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Main Group Chemistry, General Chemistry off-block Elements
Organic Chemistry Contents- Aromaticity Pericyclic Reactions

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Chemistry Book

                     2.Dias Chemistry Notes

Publisher:- Vajpayee Sir

Author:-  Vajpayee Sir

Language:- English

Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Solid State. Liquid State, Gaseous State, Thermodynamics. Phase Equilibrium, Electro Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics. Surface Chemistry, Photo Chemistry, F-Block. Coordination Compounds, P-block Chemistry. Aromaticity, Reaction Mechanism. Reaction Mechanism. Named Reactions, Reagents. Pericyclic Reactions, Photo Chemistry. Spectroscopy, Polymers

Dias Chemistry Notes

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