NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION CHEMISTRY (Sample) Time Allowed : 2 hours INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. 3.

This paper consists of TWO (2) Sections and comprises EIGHT (8) pages. Answer ALL the questions in Section A and Section B. For Section A, each multiple choice question carries 2 marks. Section B consists of 3 questions (total 40 marks).

SECTION A This section consists of THIRTY (30) multiple choice questions. Answer ALL questions in this section.

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Which of the following has no permanent dipole moments? a. b. c. d. CHCl3 CH2Cl2 C2Cl4 C2HCl3

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Which is the most abundant element in the universe? a. b. c. d. Hydrogen Helium Carbon Oxygen

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Which one of the following equilibrium mixture will not be affected by a change in pressure? a. b. c. d. CH3CH2CH2OH(g) CH3CH=CH2(g) + H2O(g) BaCO3(s) BaO(s) + CO2(g) H2(g) + Cl2(g) 2HCl(g) O2(g) + 2Hg(l) 2HgO(s)

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What is the frequency of this radiation? a. 0. a. Given that ΔH0f (FeCl2(s)) = -341.00 × 1010 s-1 2. c. d. what is ΔHrxn for the reaction: FeCl2(s) + ½ Cl2(g) →FeCl3(s) a.3 kJ 0 kJ +57. 0.09 mole of an element M reacts with 0.5 kJ/mol. d.7 kJ 7.26g 2 . b. A microwave oven emits radiation at a wavelength of 0. Write a balanced chemical equation for this reaction.500 cm. -57.66 hours.4. b. The radioactive decay of sodium-24 has a half-life of 14. M2O2 M3O2 M4O6 M2O3 6. b. c. Iron has a atomic number of 26. What is the electron configuration of the iron in FeCl3? a.67 × 10-7 s-1 6. c. b.135 mole of oxygen gas.032g 0. b.064g 0. d. 1s22s22p63s23p63d34s2 1s22s22p63s23p63d6 1s22s22p63s23p63d5 1s22s22p63s23p63d64s2 8. The empirical formula of the oxide of M is a.8 kJ/mol and that ΔH0f (FeCl3(s)) = -399. d. Ca(s) + Cl2(g) → CaCl(s) + Cl(g) Ca(s) + Cl2(g) → CaCl2(s) Ca(s) + 2 Cl2(g) → CaCl4(s) 2 Ca(s) + Cl2(g) → 2 CaCl(s) 5.7 kJ +714. d. Calcium with elemental chlorine yields calcium chloride. On heating. c. 1. c.125g 0.00 s-1 9. b.67 × 10-11 s-1 6. d. c. How many grams of the radioactive sodium-24 will be left after 73 hours if the initial weight of the sample is 4g? a.

64 1.77 V Under standard conditions.30 11. Use the following information to answer the question below: Sn2+(aq) + 2e Sn(s) E0 = -0. c. c. The hybridization of the nitrogen atom in the molecule NF3 is a. c.15 V Fe(s) E0 = -0. b. Sn(s) can reduce Fe(s) Fe(s) can oxidize Sn2+(aq) Sn2+(aq) can reduce Fe3+(aq) Fe3+(aq) can reduce Sn4+(aq) 11. What is the pH of a solution of HNO3 with a concentration of 0. c. 18 26 28 36 13. b.0013M? a.89 6. b. b. d. which of the following statements is correct? a. Which of the following statements is true about the elements in Group II of the Periodic Table? a. c. The ionic radius decreases down the group The electronegativity decreases down the group They form stable oxidation states of two and four The atomic radius increases down the group 3 . d. 2.44 V Fe2+(aq) + 2e Fe3+(aq) + e Fe2+(aq) E0 = +0.14 V Sn4+(aq) + 2e Sn2+(s) E0 = +0. b.10 12.10. d. The maximum number of electrons in the shell having the principle quantum number of n = 3 is a. d. sp2 spd sp3 sp3d 14. d.

b. (iii) only (ii) only (i) and (ii) (i). d. c. benzophenone chlorobenzene no reaction benzoic acid 19. b. b. Which of the following compounds would react most rapidlywith NaCN? a. eminination substitution oxidation rearrangement 18. What will be the product(s) of the following reaction: NaOMe. 20°C Br Br OMe MeO (i) MeO (ii) Br Br (iii) OMe a. d. +4 +7 +6 +3 16. (ii) and (iii) 4 . The following reaction can be classified as O O CH3 200°C + CH3CO2H a. d.15. 1-bromobutane (R)-2-bromobutane (S)-2-bromobutane 1-bromo-2-methylpropane 17. The oxidation number of Chromium in the ion CrO42a. b. c. c. c. b. Reaction of benzene with benzoyl chloride and aluminium trichloride will give as the product: a. MeOH. c. d. d.

[Ne]3s13p1 [He]2s12p3 [Ne]3s23p33d1 [Ne]3s23p3 25. Which of the following is a pure compound? a. N2O4 P4O10 CO2 SiO2 23. Lava d.8 × 1010 5 . c.8 × 10–4 b. Ice cream c. c. d. Which of the following is the formula for a covalent network? a. EtOH. What are the oxidation numbers of phosphorus in the compounds? PCl3 –3 +1 +3 +3 PCl5 –5 +1 +5 +5 POCl3 –5 +3 +4 +5 a. c. Formic acid (HCO2H) has Ka = 1. What is the value of Kb for the formate ion (HCO2–)? a. Milk b. c. d. d. Which of the following electron configurations represents the ground state of an element? a. 22. –1. b. Phosphorus forms three well known compounds containing chlorine: phosphorus trichloride (PCl3).20. d. (i) only (ii) only (ii) and (iii) (iii) only 21. phosphorus pentachloride (PCl5) and phosphorus oxychloride (POCl3). b. 1. What will be the product(s) of the following reaction KOH. b. b.8 × 10–4. 80°C Br OH (i) (ii) (iii) a. Distilled water 24.

In the following reaction: HF(aq) + HPO42–(aq) a. [HI] = 0.027 37 1. c. Calculate the equilibrium constant for the reaction using the provided equilibrium concentrations. b. d. c. 28.6 × 104 26. d.4 × 10–4 0. HF is an acid and HPO42– is its conjugate base. b. 6 . cis-HClC=CHCl O2 BF3 ICl4– 27. c. d. b. a greater fraction of the collisions have the correct orientation of molecules the activation energy of the reaction will decrease. 9.c.6 × 10–11 d. HPO42– is an acid and H2PO4– is its conjugate base. d.0345 mol L–1 a. H2(g) + I2(g) 2 HI(g) [H2] = 0.1 × 103 29. An increase in temperature increases the reaction rate because a.0057 mol L–1. b. [I2] = 0. temperature acts as a catalyst in chemical reactions. F–(aq) + H2PO4–(aq) HF is an acid and F– is its conjugate base. H2PO4– is an acid and F– is its conjugate base. c. more collisions will have enough energy to exceed the activation energy. 5.0057 mol L–1. Which of the following molecules/ions has non-zero dipole moments? a. 5.

1. Use Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory (VSEPR) to explain the shape of this molecule. (a) Using dots to represent electrons. d. Ti(II) and Ti(IV) Ti(II).04×10-2 -4 1. b.30. draw the electron distribution diagram (Lewis structure) of ClF3.2×10-3 3.2×10-3 Initial Rate (mol/L · h) 3.8×10-4 5.6×10-4 1.04×10-2 1.6×10 5. Experiment 1 2 3 4 (a) Determine the rate constant and write down the rate equation for the above (b) What is the initial rate of the reaction in experiment 4? 3. (b) Draw and label all the valence orbitals found in chlorine atom.8×10-8 1. Ti(I) only Ti (I) and Ti(V) Ti(I).8×10 1. Data for the reaction 2 NO(g) + O2(g)  2 NO2 (g) are given in the table.7×10-8 ? reaction.82 II 13.4×10-8 6. What stable oxidation states are expected for Ti? a.58 III 27. 2. Answer ALL questions in this section. Concentration (mol/L) [NO] [O2] -4 3.22 eV Stable oxidation states are expected when the difference in successive IE's exceeds 12 eV for valence electrons. (a) Discuss the difference in reactivity between the following pairs of compounds under the conditions given (i) benzene and phenol with bromine (ii) 1-hexanol and 2-hexanol with chromium trioxide in acid (iii) ethylamine and acetamide with dilute hydrochloric acid 7 . c. Ti(III) and Ti(IV) SECTION B This section consists of THREE (3) questions.49 IV 43.27 V 99. The ionization energies (IE) of Ti are as follows: I 6.

(iv) sodium methoxide and sodium t-butoxide with 1-bromopropane (b) How would you carry out the following transformation? More than one step may be required. O OH OH .END OF PAPER - 8 .

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