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Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education

0620/11

CHEMISTRY
Paper 1 Multiple Choice

October/November 2015
45 Minutes

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There are forty questions on this paper. Answer all questions. For each question there are four possible
answers A, B, C and D.
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A copy of the Periodic Table is printed on page 20.
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1

Diagrams X, Y and Z represent the three states of matter.


X

Which change occurs during boiling?


A
2

X to Y

Y to Z

Z to X

Z to Y

P, Q, R and S are pieces of apparatus.


P

50 cm3

25 cm3
3

50 cm

100 cm

Which row describes the correct apparatus for the measurement made?

apparatus

measurement made

the volume of acid added to alkali in a titration

1 cm3 of acid to add to calcium carbonate in a rate-determining experiment

75 cm3 of a gas given off in a rate-determining experiment

20 cm3 of alkali for use in a titration

Which statement about atoms is correct?


A

Atoms contain protons and electrons in the nucleus.

Neutrons are negatively charged.

Protons are positively charged.

The nucleon number is the number of neutrons.

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4

Which diagram correctly shows the ions present in the compound potassium fluoride?

e e
e
A

K+

e
e

e
e

e e
e e

e e
e e

e
e e

e
e

e
e

e e
e e

e e
e e

e e
e e

e e
e e

e
e

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e

e
e e

e e
e
e e
e e

e
e e
e e

F+

e e
e

e e
e e
e
K

= electron

e e
e e

e
e e
e e

e
e e
e e

e e
e e
e
K+

key
= nucleus

e e
e e
e

e
e e

e
e e
e e

e e
e
B

e e
e e
e

e
e

e
e

F+

e
e e

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5

What do the nuclei of 11H hydrogen atoms contain?


A

electrons and neutrons

electrons and protons

neutrons only

protons only

The electronic structures of atoms X and Y are shown.

X and Y form a covalent compound.


What is its formula?
A
7

XY5

XY3

XY

X3Y

Two atoms of magnesium, Mg, react with one molecule of oxygen, O2.
What is the formula of the product?
A

MgO

MgO2

Mg2O

Mg2O2

Which row describes the electrolysis of molten potassium bromide?


product at anode

product at cathode

bromine

hydrogen

bromine

potassium

hydrogen

bromine

potassium

bromine

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9

The diagram shows a section of an overhead power cable.


steel
ceramic

aluminium

Which statement explains why a particular substance is used?


A

Aluminium has a low density and is a good conductor of electricity.

Ceramic is a good conductor of electricity.

Steel can rust in damp air.

Steel is more dense than aluminium.

10 Which reaction is endothermic?


A

acid neutralising alkali causing a temperature increase

adding magnesium to hydrochloric acid

calcium carbonate decomposing when heated

combustion of fossil fuels

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11 Solid hydrated sodium carbonate was added to solid citric acid.
The mixture was stirred and the temperature recorded every 10 seconds.
The results are shown on the graph:
25

20

15
temperature
/ C
10

0
0

20

40

60

80

100

time / s

Which row describes the reaction?


reaction type

energy change

neutralisation

endothermic

neutralisation

exothermic

thermal decomposition

endothermic

thermal decomposition

exothermic

12 The effect of temperature on the rate of the reaction between marble chips and hydrochloric acid
can be investigated by measuring the production of carbon dioxide.
Which item of equipment is not required for the investigation?
A

condenser

gas syringe

stopclock

thermometer

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13 The element vanadium, V, forms several oxides.
In which change is oxidation taking place?
V2O3

VO2

V2O5 VO2

V2O3 VO

V2O3 V2O5

14 Some crystals of hydrated cobalt(II) chloride are heated in a test-tube until no further change is
observed.
The test-tube is allowed to cool and a few drops of water are then added to the contents.
Which colours are observed?
before
heating

after
heating

after adding
water

blue

pink

blue

blue

white

blue

pink

blue

pink

white

blue

white

15 The diagram shows a simplified form of the Periodic Table:

X
Y

Which elements will form an acidic oxide?


A

W and Z

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16 A white solid is insoluble in water.
When it is added to hydrochloric acid, bubbles of gas are formed.
Adding aqueous ammonia to the solution formed gives a white precipitate. Adding excess
aqueous ammonia causes the precipitate to re-dissolve.
What is the white solid?
A

aluminium nitrate

ammonium nitrate

calcium carbonate

zinc carbonate

17 Which property is not characteristic of a base?


A

It reacts with a carbonate to form carbon dioxide.

It reacts with an acid to form a salt.

It reacts with an ammonium salt to form ammonia.

It turns universal indicator paper blue.

18 Four stages in the preparation of a salt from an acid and a solid metal oxide are listed.
1

Add excess solid.

Evaporate half the solution and leave to cool.

Filter to remove unwanted solid.

Heat the acid.

In which order should the stages be carried out?


A

1342

2134

4132

4213

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19 Which statements about Group I and Group VII elements are correct?
1

In Group I, lithium is more reactive than potassium.

In Group VII, chlorine is more reactive than fluorine.

statement 1

statement 2

20 The Periodic Table lists all the known elements.


Elements are arranged in order of ....... 1 ....... number.
The melting points of Group I elements ....... 2 ....... down the group.
The melting points of Group VII elements ....... 3 ....... down the group.
Which words correctly complete the gaps 1, 2 and 3?
1

nucleon

decrease

increase

nucleon

increase

decrease

proton

decrease

increase

proton

increase

decrease

21 The table gives information about four elements.


Which element is a transition metal?
melting point
in C

electrical
conductivity

density in
g / cm3

good

0.97

98

good

7.86

1535

poor

2.33

1410

poor

3.12

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22 The Group 0 elements are unreactive.
The gas used to fill balloons is ....... X....... .
This gas is unreactive because it has ....... Y....... electrons in its outermost shell.
Which words correctly complete gaps X and Y?
X

argon

eight

argon

two

helium

eight

helium

two

23 Which diagram shows the structure of an alloy?


A

+
+

B
+

+
+

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24 The diagrams show what happens when three different metals are added to water.
bubbles
of gas

flame

What are X, Y and Z?


X

calcium

copper

potassium

copper

calcium

potassium

potassium

calcium

copper

potassium

copper

calcium

25 Which metal would be suitable for all of the following uses?

making aircraft bodies

making food containers

making overhead power cables

aluminium

brass

mild steel

pure iron

26 Iron is extracted from its ore (hematite) in the blast furnace.


Which gas is produced as a waste product?
A

carbon dioxide

hydrogen

nitrogen

oxygen

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27 Which statements about water are correct?
1

Household water may contain salts in solution.

Water for household use is filtered to remove soluble impurities.

Water is treated with chlorine to kill bacteria.

Water is used in industry for cooling.

1, 2, 3 and 4

1, 2 and 3 only

1, 3 and 4 only

2, 3 and 4 only

28 Which is a use of oxygen?


A

as the gas in a lamp

to react with ethene to form ethanol

to react with methane in a Bunsen burner

to react with hematite to form iron

29 Carbon monoxide is an air pollutant produced when petrol is burned in a car engine.
Why is carbon monoxide considered to be an air pollutant?
A

It causes climate change.

It causes the corrosion of buildings.

It is a significant greenhouse gas.

It is poisonous.

30 Fertilisers are mixtures of different compounds used to increase the growth of crops.
Which pair of substances contains the three essential elements for plant growth?
A

ammonium nitrate and calcium phosphate

ammonium nitrate and potassium chloride

ammonium phosphate and potassium chloride

potassium nitrate and calcium carbonate

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31 Which process does not produce carbon dioxide?
A

complete combustion of a fossil fuel

fermentation

reaction of an alkali with a carbonate

respiration

32 The apparatus shown is set up and left for a week.


damp iron wool
air

water

Which diagram shows the level of the water at the end of the week?

33 Carbon dioxide and methane both contribute to climate change.


Which process produces both gases?
A

complete combustion of natural gas

farming cattle

heating calcium carbonate

respiration

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34 A student is asked to draw a diagram showing the uses of limestone.
making
cement

making lime
1

2
limestone
3

added, with hematite,


to a blast furnace

Which numbered lines show a correct use of limestone?


A

1, 2 and 3

1 and 2 only

1 and 3 only

2 and 3 only

35 The diagram shows the structure of a simple hydrocarbon and the products of two of its
reactions.
1

Br

H
bromine

Br

H
C

dibromoethane

steam

C
H

ethane

Which structures are named correctly?


structure
1

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ethanol

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36 Which row describes the formation of a polymer?
monomer

polymer

ethane

poly(ethane)

ethane

poly(ethene)

ethene

poly(ethane)

ethene

poly(ethene)

37 What is not the correct use for the fraction named?


name of fraction

use

fuel oil

making waxes

gas oil

diesel engines

kerosene

jet fuel

naphtha fraction

making chemicals

38 Ethanol can be formed by


1

fermentation

reaction between steam and ethene

Which of these processes uses a catalyst?


1

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39 Which homologous series is not represented in the compounds shown below?

H H

H H

H H

alcohols

alkanes

alkenes

carboxylic acids

40 Alkenes are manufactured by cracking hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.


hydrocarbon P obtained
from petroleum

cracking

hydrocarbon Q

Which row describes the size of the molecules in hydrocarbons P and Q and the effect of Q on
aqueous bromine?
size of P
molecules

size of Q
molecules

effect of Q
on aqueous bromine

large

small

decolourises

large

small

no effect

small

large

decolourises

small

large

no effect

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Magnesium

Sodium

Calcium

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Strontium

Key

b = proton (atomic) number

X = atomic symbol

a = relative atomic mass

*58-71 Lanthanoid series


90-103 Actinoid series

Actinium

Ac

89

Ra

Radium

88

Fr

Francium

87

Hafnium

72

Lanthanum

57

178

Hf

40

Zirconium

Zr

91

Titanium

139

Yttrium

22

48

Ti

La

39

89

Scandium

21

227

Barium

56

Caesium

45

Sc

226

55

137

Ba

133

Cs

38

Rubidium

37

88

Sr

85

Rb

20

Potassium

19

40

Ca

39

12

24

Mg

23

Na

Beryllium

Lithium

11

Be

II

Li

93

Ta

181

Niobium

Nb

90

58

73

52

96

Mo

184

Protactinium

Thorium

55

Tc
186

Re

144

Nd

92

60

Uranium

238

Neodymium

75

Rhenium

43

Technetium

25

Manganese

Mn
27

59

28

59

29

64

30

65

Ru

101

Iron

190

Pm

Osmium

Os

Np
93

Neptunium

61

Promethium

76

44

Ruthenium

26

56

Fe

150

Sm

Pu
94

Plutonium

62

Eu

152

Platinum

Am
95

Americium

63

Europium

78

Pt

Iridium

195

192

46

Palladium

Pd

106

Nickel

Ni

Ir

Samarium

77

45

Rhodium

Rh

103

Cobalt

Co

Gd

157

Gold

Au

197

Silver

96

64

Curium

Cm

Gadolinium

79

47

Ag

108

Copper

Cu

201

Bk

Terbium

Tb

159

Mercury

Hg

97

Berkelium

65

80

48

Cadmium

Cd

112

Zinc

Zn

Dy

162

Thallium

Tl

204

Indium

Cf
98

Californium

66

Es

Holmium

Ho

165

Lead

Pb

207

Tin

99

Einsteinium

67

82

50

119

Sn

115

32

Germanium

Ge

73

Silicon

In

Gallium

Dysprosium

81

49

31

70

Ga

14

28

Si

Carbon

27

Aluminium

13

12

Al

Boron

11

75

Sb

122

Arsenic

As

Bi

209

Fermium

Fm

Erbium

Er

167

Bismuth

100

68

83

51

Antimony

33

15

Phosphorus

31

Nitrogen

14

Se

79

Sulfur

Po

169

Md

Thulium

Tm

101

Mendelevium

69

84

Polonium

52

Tellurium

Te

128

Selenium

34

16

32

Oxygen

16

Yb

173

Astatine

At

Iodine

127

Bromine

Br

80

Chlorine

No
102

Nobelium

70

Ytterbium

85

53

35

17

Cl

35.5

Fluorine

19

Lr

Lutetium

Lu

175

Radon

Rn

Xenon

Xe

131

Krypton

Kr

84

Argon

Ar

40

Neon

103

Lawrencium

71

86

54

36

18

10

Ne

20

Helium

VII

Hydrogen

VI

He

IV

III
1

The volume of one mole of any gas is 24 dm3 at room temperature and pressure (r.t.p.).

91

Pa

Th

232

Praseodymium

Cerium

59

141

Pr

140

74

Tungsten

42

Molybdenum

24

Chromium

Cr

Ce

Tantalum

41

23

Vanadium

51

Group

DATA SHEET
The Periodic Table of the Elements

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