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PLEASE NOTE:

This practice exam for Sp14 is the same as the original exam given by Professor Bleeke in Spring 2013. The
practice exam consists of questions covering representative topics, but not necessarily all of the subject matter
discussed so far this semester.

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Chemistry 112A PRACTICE FIRST EXAM
.

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TURN IN THE ENTIRE EXAM (INCLUDING THE SCRATCH PAGE) WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED!

1.5 HOURS will be allowed for the exam. The examination
contains 9 questions on 14 numbered pages. Some of the
questions contain more than one part. You must clearly and
neatly show your work and your reasoning used to arrive at
the correct answer, in the space provided, in order to receive
full credit. Partial credit will be given for partially correct
reasoning in support of incorrect or correct final answers.
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well-defined conclusion.

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1. (09 Total Points) Given the following titration curve, answer the questions below.


















Circle the answer(s) that make the following statements TRUE.

a) The titration curve shown is one for a

A) strong acid being titrated by a strong base.
B) strong base being titrated by a strong acid.
C) weak acid being titrated by a strong base.
D) weak base being titrated by a strong acid.

b) (Please refer to Table 11.3 on your Formulas, Constants, Conversion Factors, etc. reference sheet for this
question). The best choice of an indicator for this titration (of the following choices) is

A) bromophenol blue
B) litmus
C) phenol red
D) phenolphthalein
E) not shown here (i.e. none of the above would be a good choice of indicator).

c) For the acid used in the titration shown above, the K
B
value of its conjugate base is.
A) larger than the K
A
value of the acid.
B) smaller than the K
A
value of the acid.
C) equal to the K
A
value of the acid.
D) Not a value that one can determine from a titration curve.

d) The equivalence point is reached when
A) 30 mL of the titrant has been added.
B) 60 mL of the titrant has been added.
C) 100 mL of the titrant has been added.
D) The equivalence point is not reached during this titration.
2.00
4.00
6.00
8.00
10.00
12.00
14.00
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
p
H

Volume of Titrant Added (mL)
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1. (Continued) Copied from previous page: Given the following titration curve, answer the questions below.


















Circle the answer(s) that make the following statements TRUE.

e) (For this question, HA refers to a weak acid). When 80 mL of the titrant have been added(Note:
there may be more than 1 correct answer.)

A) HA is a major species in solution.
B) OH

is a major species in solution.


C) H
3
O
+
is a major species in solution.
D) There is no HA present in solution.
E) HA is present, but is a minor species in solution
F) A

is a major species in solution


G) A

is a minor species in solution



f) The value of K
A
for the acid used in the titration shown above
A) is 1.0 10
4
.
B) is 1.0 10
8
.
C) Is 1.0 10
10
.
D) is 1.8 10
4
.
E) cannot be determined without knowing the concentration of the titrant.

g) The area of the titration curve shown above that can best be described as a buffer solution
A) occurs between 0-20 mL of titrant added.
B) occurs between 20-40 mL of titrant added.
C) occurs between 50-70 mL of titrant added.
D) occurs between 70-90 mL of titrant added.
E) None of the above. A buffer solution is not obtained during a titration.




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2. (05 Total Points) a) Explain in 1-2 sentences why trichloroacetic acid (Cl
3
CCO
2
H) is a stronger acid than
acetic acid (H
3
CCO
2
H) on the lines provided. (The Pauling electronegativity values are provided in the table
below).
Pauling electronegativities:
H 2.20 Al 1.61 Se 2.55
Li 0.98 Si 1.90 Br 2.96
Be 1.57 P 2.19 Rb 0.82
B 2.04 S 2.58 Sr 0.95
C 2.55 Cl 3.16 In 1.78
N 3.04 K 0.82 Sn 1.88
O 3.44 Ca 1.00 Sb 2.05
F 3.98 Ga 1.81 Te 2.10
Na 0.93 Ge 2.01 I 2.66
Mg 1.31 As 2.18

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b) Where would you place trifluoroacetic acid (F
3
CCO
2
H) on this scale (circle one):

A) More acidic than trichloroacetic acid

B) Between trichloroacetic acid and acetic acid

C) Less acidic than acetic acid


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3. (14 Total Points) Consider the balanced reaction O
2 (g)
+ 4HCl
(g)
2Cl
2

(g)
+ 2H
2
O
(g)
, which has a
K
c
of 1.10 x 10
6
at 1300 K. H for this reaction is 114.4 kJ/mol.
a) Is the equilibrium conversion of O
2
and HCl to Cl
2
and H
2
O favored at higher or lower
temperature? Briefly explain your answer in 1-2 complete sentences on the lines provided.
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b) Is the equilibrium conversion of O
2
and HCl to Cl
2
and H
2
O favored at higher or lower
pressure? Briefly explain your answer in 1-2 complete sentences on the lines provided.
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c) If 0.79 moles each of Cl
2
and H
2
O are introduced into a sealed 5.0 L vessel at 1300 K, how
many moles of HCl are present at equilibrium? Show all work to support your answer and circle
your final answer.





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4. (10 Total Points) a) 0.78 grams of the weak acid HNO
2
(K
a
= 4.6 10
4
) are dissolved in 600 mL of an
already acidic, aqueous solution. If the pH of the final solution is 2.17, what was the initial pH of the acidic,
aqueous solution? Show all work to support your answer and circle your final answer.

































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5. (12 Total Points) Suppose that you want to prepare an acetic acid solution that has the same percent
dissociation as 0.100 M propionic acid. What must the molarity of that acetic acid solution be? (Note: the
molarities in this problem refer to the initial concentrations of acid, not the equilibrium concentrations.) Please
show all work and circle your final answer.
Please use HOAc and HOPr as abbreviations for acetic acid and propionic acid, respectively, in your ICE tables.
Acetic acid (HOAc) K
a
= 1.8 x 10
5

Propionic acid (HOPr) K
a
= 1.3 x 10
5





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6. (12 Total Points) a) Consider the balanced reaction 3Fe
(s)
+ 4H
2
O
(g)
Fe
3
O
4

(s)
+ 4H
2 (g)
. At 1200 K, the
gaseous equilibrium mixture consists of 86% H
2
O by mass. Calculate K
c
for the reaction. Show all work to
support your answer and circle your final answer.













b) Using your answer from part a, calculate K
p
for the following reaction. Show all work to
support your answer and circle your final answer.

Fe
3
O
4

(s)
+ H
2 (g)

Fe
(s)
+ H
2
O
(g)





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7. (14 Total Points) Consider the balanced chemical reaction:




. Two separate
equilibria are established at the same given temperature. For the first equilibrium, 0.500 M CO and 0.100 M Cl
2

are initially sealed in a vessel. For the second equilibrium, 0.119 M COCl
2
is initially sealed in a vessel. After
each system reaches equilibrium, each vessel contains the same concentration of COCl
2
. What is the value of
K
C
for this reaction at this given temperature? Show all work to support your answer and circle your final
answer. Hint: Use a different variable in the change line of each of your ICE tables.





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8. (12 Total Points) The antimalarial drug quinine, C
20
H
24
O
2
N
2
, is a diprotic weak base.

a) Write equations for the weak base equilibria corresponding to pK
b1
= 6.0 and pK
b2
= 9.8.
Use B, HB
+
, and H
2
B
2+
to represent the quinine and its protonated forms.






b) 1.0 gram of quinine is dissolved in 1900 mL of water. What is the pH of this solution? Show
all work to support your answer and circle your final answer.















c) What is the concentration of H
2
B
2+
in this solution? Show all work to support your answer
and circle your final answer.







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9. (12 Total Points) Consider the balanced exothermic reaction I
2 (g)
+ Cl
2 (g)
2ICl
(g)
at equilibrium. Below
each of the following graphs, write the letter(s) corresponding to the stress(es) that could account for the shift
illustrated. In each case, the stress occurs at t
1
. If a graph does not correspond to any of the stresses listed,
write none. Note: there may be more than 1 correct answer for each graph.
A) Removing Cl
2

B) Increasing the temperature
C) Adding an inert gas at constant volume
D) Adding I
2

E) Decreasing the volume
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Formulas, Constants, Conversion Factors, etc.
Ideal Gas Law: PV = nRT
Solution to the quadratic equation ax
2
+ bx + c = 0:
2 1/2
b (b 4ac)
x
2a

=


K
w
= K
a
K
b
= 1.0 10
14
at 25C


Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation: pH = pK
a
log
10

o
o
[HA]
[A ]

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Physical Constants:

Avogadros number N
0
= 6.022137 10
23

Universal gas constant R = 0.08206 L atm mol
1
K
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