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CE Chemistry

Paper II

Dr. Samuel Chong

Dr. Samuel Chong

AB C

04 05 (SWA)

05 06

2007CE
CHEM 2

CE Mock 2007
CHEMISTRY PAPER 2

11.00 am 12.00 noon (1 hour)

1.

Read carefully the instructions on the Answer Sheet and insert the information
required (including the Subject Code) in the space provided.

2.

When told to open this book, you should check that all the question are there. Look
for the words END OF PAPER after the last question.

3.

ALL question carry equal marks.

4.

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS. You should mark all your answer on the Answer
Sheet.

5.

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answer, you will receive NO MARKS for that question.

6.

No marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

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There are 30 questions in Section A and 20 questions in Section B.


Atomic numbers and relative atomic masses of elements can be obtained from the
Periodic Table.
Section A
1.

Which of the following statements concerning the elements in the same group of
the periodic table are correct?
(1)

The atomic size increases down the group.

(2)

The reactivity of elements increase down the group.

(3)

The number of electron shells increases.


A (1) and (2) only
B (1) and (3) only
C (2) and (3) only
D (1), (2) and (3)

2.

Consider the following information:


Substance
Melting point/

Electrical conductivity at
room temperature

Solubility in water

-31

poor

slightly soluble

49

poor

insoluble

240

good

insoluble

750

poor

very soluble

Which substance has a simple molecular structure and is a solid at room


temperature ?
A. W
B. X
C. Y
D. Z

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3.

Element X consists of two isotopes, 10X and 11X. If the relative atomic mass of X
is 10.8, what is the relative abundance of the 10X isotope?
A. 20%
B. 40%
C. 60%
D. 80%

4.

Which of the following statements concerning flame test are correct?


(1) Elements in the same group give rise to similar flame colour.
(2) A platinum wire should be used to dip the sample.
(3) The sample should be put in the non-luminous frame.
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1),(2) and (3)
5.

The melting point and boiling point of substance X are 361 and 780
respectively. X conducts electricity without decomposition in its molten state. X
probably has
A. A giant covalent structure.
B. A giant metallic structure.
C. A simple molecular structure.
D. A giant ionic structure.

6.

The following equation represents the reaction of chlorine with dilute sodium
hydroxide solution at room temperature :
Cl2(g) + 2NaOH(aq) NaCl(aq) + NaOCl(aq) + H2O()
Which of the following statements concerning this reaction is/are correct?
(1) Sodium hydroxide acts as an oxidizing agent.
(2) The oxidation number of chlorine changes from 0 to -1.
(3) The oxidation number of chlorine changes from 0 to +1.
A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only

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7.

Paper chromatography can be used to separate


A. sand from water.
B. different components in ink.
C. oxygen and nitrogen from air
D. copper(II) sulphate from water.

8.

Iron cans used for canning food are found that tin is coated on its surface instead
of using zinc. Which of the following statement is correct?
A. the reactivity of tin is higher than zinc.
B. zinc ions are toxic but tin ions are non-toxic
C. tin is more resistant to corrosion than zinc
D. tin prevents iron cans from rusting by sacrificial protection.

9.

Which of the following phenomenon does NOT involve a chemical change?


A. Cracking of oil
B. Burning of candle
C. Sublimation of iodine
D. Rusting of iron

10.

Which of the following methods can be used to produce limewater?


(1) Dissolve calcium carbonate in excess water
(2) Limestone is heated and the solid formed is dissolved in excess water
(3) Dissolve quicklime in excess water
A. (1) only
B. (3) only
C. (1) and (2) only
D. (2) and (3) only

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r
H
H3
H
B C C C
H

11.

An organic compound has the following structure :


H
O

The systematic name of this compound is


A. 1-bromo-2-methylethanol
B. 1-bromopropan-1-ol
C. 1-bromopropan-2-ol
D. propan-1-ol

12. Which of the following substances can react with but-1-ene ?


(1)
(2)
(3)

bromine solution
ethanol
acidified potassium permanganate solution
A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only

13.

An organic compound X reacts with sodium hydroxide to give a compound with


formula C3H5O2Na. What is compound X?
A. ethanol
B. propane
C. propanoic acid
D. propanol

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14. Which of the following is / are NOT necessary for the preparation of a standard
solution of a soluble salt?
(1) Pipette
(2) Measuring cylinder
(3) Volumetric flask
A. (1)only
B. (2)only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only
15. Compounds X and Y have the following structures :

C H

HH C H

H C

HH C H

H C H

H C H

H C H

C H

H C HH

H C

Which of the following statements about compound X and Y are correct?


(1) They have the same molecular formula but different structural formulae.
(2) They belong to the same homologous series.
(3) They are isomers.
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)
16. Which of the following equations represents a redox reaction?
A. Mg(HCO3)2 + 2HCl MgCl2 + 2CO2 + 2H2O
B. PCl3 + Cl2 PCl5
C. Fe2+ + 2OH Fe(OH)2
D. NH4+(aq) + OH(aq) NH3(g) + H2O(l)

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17. Consider the following chemical equation :


2HNO3(aq) + MgCO3(x) Mg(NO3)2(y) + H2O(z) + CO2(g)
Which of the following combinations is correct ?
y
z
x
A.
aq
aq
l
B.
aq
s
aq
C.
s
aq
l
D.
s
s
l
18. A white solid dissolves in water to give a colourless solution. In the reaction
between the solution and dilute hydrochloric acid, a colourless gas is evolved. The
solid is probably
A. sodium hydroxide.
B. sodium carbonate.
C. magnesium oxide.
D. magnesium carbonate.

19. Which of the following statements concerning members of a homologous series is


INCORRECT?
A. Members of the series contain not only carbon and hydrogen.
B. Members of the series can be represented by the same general formula.
C. Members of the series have similar chemical properties.
D. Boiling points of members of the series decrease with their relative
molecular masses.

20. Which of the following mixtures would produce the greatest amount of precipitate
when sodium carbonate solution and calcium chloride solution are mixed?
A. 8 cm3 of 2M Na2CO3(aq) + 15 cm3 of 2 M CaCl2(aq)
B. 10 cm3 of 2 M Na2CO3(aq) + 10 cm3 of 2 M CaCl2(aq)
C. 15 cm3 of 2 M Na2CO3(aq) + 8 cm3 of 2 M CaCl2(aq)
D. 18 cm3 of 2 M Na2CO3(aq) + 8 cm3 of 2 M CaCl2(aq)

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21. Which of the following methods can be used to obtain metal ?


(1) heating iron pyrite
(2) heating silver oxide
(3) reducing the lead(II) oxide with carbon
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)
22.

X, Y and Z are metals. Metal X reacts with dilute hydrochloric acid to liberate
hydrogen, but metal Y and metal Z have no reaction with the dilute acid. Y can
displace Z from a solution of the nitrate of Z. Which of the following
arrangements represents the order of increasing reactivity of the three metals?
A. X < Y < Z
B. Y < Z < X
C. X < Z < Y
D. Z < Y < X

23. The molecular formula of a gaseous element Y is Y2. If the relative atomic mass
of Y is 16, what is the number of molecules in 128 g of the gas?
(Avogadro's number = 6.02 1023)
A. 4
B. 8
C. 4 6.02 1023
D. 8 6.02 1023

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24. There is an unknown compound X which is white solid. When X is warmed with
sodium hydroxide solution, a gas is given off which turns moist red litmus paper
blue. A brown solution is formed when chlorine is bubbled into an aqueous
solution of X. X is probably
A. potassium iodide
B. potassium chloride
C. ammonium iodide
D. ammonium chloride
25.

Copper is heated with concentrated sulphuric acid. Which of the following


combinations is correct ?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Gas evolved
Colour of solution formed
hydrogen
blue
hydrogen
yellow
sulphur dioxide
blue
sulphur dioxide
yellow

26. In an experiment, sulphur dioxide is passed into a test-tube containing acidified


potassium permanganate solution. The colour of the solution gradually changes
from purple to colourless. Which of the following statements concerning the
experiment is correct?
A. A displacement reaction occurs.
B. The purple colour is due to the presence of Mn2+(aq) ions
C. Sulphur dioxide is oxidized to sulphate
D. The oxidation number of manganese changes from +7 to +3 in the
reaction

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27. X is an organic compound. The following are the results of several tests on X.
Test

Results

(1) Treating X with potassium


carbonate solution

No observation

(2) Treating X with a solution of


bromine in 1,1,1-trichloroethane

No observation

(3) Heating X with acidified


potassium dichromate solution

No observation

The structural formula of X may be


A. CH3CH=CH2.
B. CH3CH2CH2OH.
C. CH3CH2CO2H.
D. CH3CO2CH3.

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Directions : Each question below (Question Nos. 28 to 30) consists of two separate
statements. Decide whether each of the two statements is true or false; if both are true,
then decide whether or not the second statement is a correct explanation of the first
statement. Then select one option from A to D according to the following table:
A. Both statements are true and the 2nd statement is a correct explanation of the 1st
statement.
B. Both statements are true but the 2nd statement is NOT a correct explanation of the
1st statement.
C. The 1st statement is false but the 2nd statement is true.
D. Both statements are false.

1st statement

2nd statement

28.
The active ingredient of sulphur
dioxide bleach is SO42.

Sulphur dioxide bleaches by


reduction.

The reaction of ethanoic acid with


ethanol is a neutralization.

Ester is one of the products


formed in esterification

Concentrated sulphuric acid can turn


hydrated copper(II) sulphate crystals
black.

Concentrated sulphuric acid is a


dehydrating agent.

29.

30.

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31. Arrange the pH value of soap, window cleanser and rain water in descending
order.
A. rain water > soap > window cleanser
B. window cleanser > rain water > soap
C. window cleanser > soap > rain water
D. soap > window cleanser > rain water
32. A sample of an oxide of metal Y of mass 39.90 g in which 27.90 g is metal Y.
What is the mole ratio of Y to oxygen in the oxide?
(Relative atomic masses: O = 16.0, Y = 55.8).
A. 1:1
B. 1:2
C. 2:3
D. 3:4
33. The mass of one mole of silicon atoms is twice that of one mole of nitrogen atoms.
Which of the following statements is/are correct ?
(1) The number of atoms in 4 g of silicon and 2 g of are the same.
(2) 4 g of silicon and 2 g of nitrogen each occupy the same volume at room
temperature and pressure.
(3) The number of atoms contained in one mole of silicon is twice that contained
in one mole of nitrogen.
A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only
34. Which of the following statements concerning a zinc-carbon cell are correct?
(1) The ammonium chloride in the cell acts as an electrolyte.
(2) Manganese(IV) oxide acts as an reducing agent.
(3) The zinc case gradually becomes thinner as the cell discharges.
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)

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35. Consider the set up shown below:


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1 M Iron(III)
sulphate solution

1 M potassium
iodide solution

Which of the following statements are correct ?


(1) The solution around electrode X turns brown.
(2) The mass of electrode X decreases.
(3) Oxidation occurs at electrode X.
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)
36. Which of the following changes would occur at the electrodes in the electrolysis
of 1 M copper(II) chloride solution using carbon as the cathode and copper as
anode?
Anode

Cathode
A. oxygen liberated
B. copper dissolved
C. copper formed
D. copper dissolved

chlorine liberated
hydrogen liberated
copper dissolved
copper formed

37. Which of the following statements about a solution of hydrogen chloride in water
is INCORRECT?
A. It exists as ions in the solution
B. It is fully ionized in water.
C. The reaction between the solution and aqueous ammonia is
endothermic.
D. The pH value of the solution is less than 7.
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In an experiment, excess marble chips are allowed to react with 200cm3 of 0.5 M
hydrochloric acid at room temperature and pressure. The volume of gas given out
is measured. The experiment is then repeated with the same amount of marble
chips and 100 cm3 of 1 M hydrochloric acid. Which of the following graphs best
shows the result?(the dotted curve shows the original result)
A.
B.

38.

C.

D.

39. 2.2 g of an acid crystals, (COOH)2 2H2O were made up to 250 cm3 of solution.
25 cm3 of the solution required 29.6 cm3 of 0.12 M sodium hydroxide solution for
complete neutralization. What is the basicity of the acid?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

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40. Which of the following substances can be used to distinguish between


concentrated nitric acid and concentrated sulphuric acid ?
(1) potassium carbonate powder
(2) copper turnings
(3) hydrated copper(II) sulphate solution
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)

41. Which of the following process would produce a coloured gas?


A. adding calcium to water
B. adding zinc to dilute hydrochloric acid
C. adding copper to concentrated nitric acid
D. passing steam over red hot iron

42. A student carried out an experiment to study the rate of reaction, 100 cm3 of 1 M
hydrochloric acid are added to a large piece of magnesium at room temperature.
Which of the following modifications would increase the rate of reaction?
(1) The molarity of hydrochloric acid is 2 M instead of 1 M.
(2) Using magnesium ribbons instead of large piece of magnesium.
(3) Using 100 cm3 of 1 M sulphuric acid instead of hydrochloric acid.
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)

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43. A student prepared soap by heating fat with sodium hydroxide solution for some
time.
He then added the mixture to a beaker of concentrated sodium chloride solution.
A white solid was formed. Which of the following statements concerning this
experiment is/are correct?
(1) The reaction between fat and sodium hydroxide is saponification
(2) The white solid is a soap.
(3) Concentrated sodium chloride solution is added to enhance the cleansing
power of the soap.
A.
B.
C.
D.

(1) only
(2) only
(1) and (2) only
(2) and (3) only

44. Which of the following statements concerning propene is INCORRECT?


A. It can undergo addition reaction with bromine in 1,1,1-trichloroethane
B. It can be manufactured by cracking petroleum fractions.
C. It can undergo condensation polymerization.
D. It can be converted by catalytic hydration to an alkanol with structural
formula CH3CH2CH2OH

45.

Which of the following statements concerning thermosetting plastics is/are


correct?
(1) They can be softens or melt again under heating.
(2) There are cross-linkages between polymer chains
(3) They can be used to make electric sockets.
A. (1) only
B. (2) only
C. (1) and (3) only
D. (2) and (3) only

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46. Which of the following aqueous solutions will liberate only gaseous products at
both electrodes during electrolysis by using carbon electrodes?
(1) NaOH (aq)
(2) AgNO3 (aq)
(3) KCl (aq)
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)
47. Which of the following statements about sulphur dioxide is/are correct?
(1) It acts as reducing agent during the production of sulphuric acid in the
contact process
(2) It bleaches a red petal by oxidation.
(3) It decolorizes bromine water by reduction
A. (1) and (2) only
B. (1) and (3) only
C. (2) and (3) only
D. (1), (2) and (3)

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Directions : Each question below (Question Nos. 48 to 50) consists of two separate
statements. Decide whether each of the two statements is true or false; if both are true,
then decide whether or not the second statement is a correct explanation of the first
statement. Then select one option from A to D according to the following table:
A. Both statements are true and the 2nd statement is a correct explanation of the
1st statement.
B. Both statements are true but the 2nd statement is NOT a correct explanation of
the 1st statement.
C. The 1st statement is false but the 2nd statement is true.
D. Both statements are false.

1st statement

2nd statement

48.
Anodization can increase the
corrosion resistance of aluminium.

During anodization, aluminium


object to be anodized is placed at
anode

49.
Scum is produced when sea water
reacts with soap.

Water consists of magnesium ions


can form an insoluble compound with
soap.

Propene is unsaturated

Polypropene is saturated.

50.

END OF PAPER

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