CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Notes Set E

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry notes and questions for Chemistry in Everyday Life Part B. Learning the important concepts is very important for every student to get better marks in examinations. The concepts should be clear which will help in faster learning. The attached concepts made as per NCERT and CBSE pattern will help the student to understand the chapter and score better marks in the examinations. 



1. DRUGS – Drugs are chemical of low molecular masses, which interact with macromolecular targets and produce a biological response.

2. CHEMOTHERAPY- The use of chemicals for therapeutic effect is called chemotherapy.


(a) ON THE BASIS OF PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECT-drugs for a particular type of problem as analgesics-----for pain relieving.

(b) ON THE BASIS OF DRUG ACTION-Action of drug on a particular biochemical process.

(c) ON THE BASIS OF CHEMICAL ACTION-Drugs having similar structure .eg-sulpha drugs.

(d) ON THE BASIS OF MOLECULAR TARGETS- Drugs interacting with biomolecules as lipids, proteins.



(a) Enzymes have active sites which hold the substrate molecule .it can be attracted by reacting molecules.

(b) Substrate is bonded to active sites through hydrogen bonds, ionic bonds, Vander Waal or dipole –dipole interactions.


(a)Drug complete with natural substrate for their attachments on the active sites of enzymes .They are called competitive inhibitors.

(b)Some drugs binds to a different site of the enzyme called allosteric sites which changes the shape of active sites.

5. ANTAGONISTS- The drugs that bind to the receptor site and inhibit its natural function.

6. AGONISTS-Drugs mimic the natural messenger by switching on the receptor.

7. ANTACIDS-These are compounds which neutralize excess acid of hydroxide, Magnesium hydroxide.

8. ANTI HISTAMINES-The drugs which interfare with the natural action of histamines and prevent the allergic reaction. eg- rantidine,tegarnet, avil.

9. TRANQULIZERS-The class of chemical compounds used for the treatment of stress,mild or even severe mental diseases. Eg-idardil, iproniagid, luminal, second equaqnil .

10. ANALGESICS-They reduce pain without causing impairment of consciousness, mental confusion or some other disturbance of the nervous system. Eg - aspirin, seridon , phenacetin.

11. ANTIMICROBIALS-They tend to prevent/destroy or inhibit the pathogenic action of microbes as bacteria ,virus ,fungi etc .They are classified as

(i)ANTIBIOTICS-Those are the chemicals substances which are produced by micro-organisms.              Eg- Pencillin , ofloxacin .

NARROW SPECTRUM ANTI-BIOTICS-These are effective mainly against gram positive or gram negative bacteria. Eg- Penicillin , streptomycin.

BROAD SPECTRUM ANTI-BIOTICS-They kill or inhibit a wide range of micro-organisms.                       eg- chloramphenicol , tetracydine .

(ii)ANTISEPTICS OR DISINFECTANT-These are which either kill/inhibit the growth of microorganisms Antiseptics are applied to the living tissuses such as wounds, cuts, ulcers etc. egfuracine, chloroxylenol & terpinol(dettol) .Disinfectant are applied to inanimate objects such as floors , drainage , system. Eg- 0.2% solution of phenol is an antiseptic while 1% solution is an disinfectant.

12. ANTIFERTILITY DRUGS- These is the chemical substances used to control the pregnancy. They are also called oral contraceptives or birth control pills. Eg-Mifepristone, norethindrone.

13. ARTIFICIAL SWEETNING AGENTS-These are the chemical compounds which give sweetening effect to the food without adding calorie. They are good for diabatic people eg- aspartame, saccharin, alitame , sucrolose.

14. FOOD PRESERVATIVES- They prevents spoilage of food to microbial, sugar, and sodium benzoate.


(i) SOAPS- They is sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids.They are obtained by the soapnification reaction, when fatty acids are heated with aqueous sodium hydroxide. They do not work well in hard water.

(iii) TOILETS SOAP-That are prepared by using better grade of fatty acids and excess of alkali needs to be removed .colour & perfumes are added to make them attractive.

(iv) MEDICATED SOAPS- Substances of medicinal value are Buthional , dettol.

16. SYNTHETIC DETERGENTS-They are cleaning agents having properties of soaps, butac 

(i)ANIONIC DETERGENTS-They are sodium salts of sulphonated long chain alcohols or lauryl sulphonate . They are effective in acidic solution.

CH3 (CH2) CH2OH → CH3 (CH2)10CH2OSO3H


→CH3 (CH2)10CH2SO3


(Sodium lauryl sulphonate)

(ii)CATIONIC DETERGENTS- They are quarternary ammonium salts of amines with acetates , chlorides, or bromides.They are expensive used tolimited cytyltrimethylammoniumbromide

(iii)NON-IONIC DETERGENTS- They does not contain any ions. Some liquid dishwashing detergents which are of non-ionic type .

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