Hwa Chong Institution C1 Promotional Examinations 2011
H2 Chemistry 9647
Prepared by Chee Yuan Jun
Section 2: Suggested Revision Questions
Before the promotional examinations, you should ensure that you are at the very least able to explainthe following questions
these are the common type of questions that you should be able to explain
they are part of the learning objectives. Do NOT use this as a revision template
you should do that with your own lecture notes. This just tries to help you frame it for the examination.
Chapter 2: Atomic Structure
Explain the general trend in the increase in first ionization energy across the period.Explain the two anomalies in the first ionization energy across the period.*Explain why the second ionization energy of selenium is higher than that of arsenic.Explain the reasons for the general trend in first ionization energy down the Group.
Chapter 3: Chemical Bonding
Using structure and/or bonding, explain why:-
has a lower boiling point than AlF
Calcium has a higher boiling point than sodium-
O has a higher melting point than HF.-
cannot exist but ClO
is soluble in hexane, but not in water.-
Bond Angle of NH3 > Bond angle of NF3-
Bond Angle of NH3 < Bond angle of CH4
< BP H
> BP NH
*Are you able to explain the different factors that affect b.p./m.p.?State Fajan's Laws and explain what causes atoms to be polarisable or have higher polarizing ability.Explain why F-F bonds have small bond length but small bond energy too.Deduce the identity of elements (using bonding). -> what must I explain?What are the conditions required for hydrogen bonding? Suggest and explain the difference inbp/mp between molecules that can undergo inter+intra H-bonding vs those that only undergo inter.Suggest reasons for solubility/insolubility between-
Polar-non-polar.**Suggest why Vitamin A is not soluble.