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Unit 6B Jan 2009 QP Chemistry Edexcel

Unit 6B Jan 2009 QP Chemistry Edexcel

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Paper Reference(s)
6246/02
Edexcel GCE
Chemistry
Advanced
Unit Test 6B (Synoptic)
Friday 23 January 2009 – MorningTime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
 Nil Nil
Candidates may use a calculator.
Instructions to Candidates
In the boxes above, write your centre number, candidate number, your surname, initial(s) andsignature.Check that you have the correct question paper. The paper reference is shown above.Answer Section A in the spaces provided in this question paper.Answer 
TWO
questions in Section B in the spaces provided in this question paper. Indicate whichquestion you are answering by marking the box (). If you change your mind about a question, puta line through the box () and then mark your new question with a cross ().
Show all the steps in any calculations and state the units.
Information for Candidates
The marks for individual questions and parts of questions are shown in round brackets: e.g.
(2)
.The total mark for this paper is 50. There are 20 pages in this question paper. Any blank pages areindicated.A Periodic Table is printed on the back cover of this question paper.
Advice to Candidates
You are reminded of the importance of clear English and careful presentation in your answers. Youwill be assessed on your Quality of Written Communication in this paper.
Examiner’s use onlyTeam Leader’s use only
Question LeaveNumber Blank 
1234 Total
Surname Initial(s)Signature
CentreNo.
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C
andidateNo.
Paper Reference
624602
This publication may be reproduced only in accordance withEdexcel Limited copyright policy.©2009 Edexcel Limited.Printer’s Log. No.
H33920A
W850/R6246/57570 7/7/7/3/1
 
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*H33920A0220*
SECTION AAnswer ALL parts of this question in the spaces provided.1.
A sample of an alloy of gold, silver and copper, used to make jewellery, was analysedaccording to the following instructions: 
React a known mass of alloy with excess concentrated nitric acid. The gold does
not
 react but the copper and silver react as follows:2Ag + 4HNO
3
 
2AgNO
3
+ 2NO
2
+ 2H
2
OCu + 4HNO
3
 
Cu(NO
3
)
2
+ 2NO
2
+ 2H
2
O 
Dilute the solution produced and filter off the gold. 
React the filtrate with excess hydrochloric acid.Ag
+
(aq) + Cl
 – 
(aq)
AgCl(s) 
Filter the precipitate of silver chloride. Wash, dry and weigh it. 
To the remaining solution, add excess potassium iodide solution. Titrate the liberatediodine with standard sodium thiosulphate solution.2Cu
2+
+ 4I
-
 
2CuI + I
2
I
2
+ 2S
2
O
32
-
 
2I
-
+ S
4
O
62
-
 
Results
Mass of alloy1.40 gMass of silver chloride precipitate0.244 gConcentration of sodium thiosulphate solution0.100 mol dm
 –3
Mean titre of sodium thiosulphate solution38.45 cm
3
(a) Starch is used as the indicator in the iodine-thiosulphate titration. State at what pointin the titration the starch is added and explain why it is not added earlier. Describethe colour change at the end-point....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
(3)
 
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(b) Use the information to calculate the percentage of silver, copper and gold in thealloy.
(7)TOTAL FOR SECTION A: 10 MARKSQ1(Total 10 marks)

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