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ICSE MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER

CHEMISTRY
Time: 2 Hours

Max.marks:80

You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in
reading the question paper. The time given at the head of the paper is the time allowed
for writing the answers.
SECTION-1 (10 Marks)
Attempt all questions from this section
Question 1 (2+2=4 marks)
a) 5.72 grams of hydrated sodium carbonate is heated strongly. The white residue left over
is 2.12 g. calculate:
i.
The formula for hydrated sodium carbonate
ii.
The percentage of carbon in the compound
(Na=23,C=12,O=16,H=1)
Question 2 (1+2+2=5 marks)
a) Define the following:
i.
Halogenation
ii.
Isomerization
iii.
Allotropy
Question 3 (each subdivisions carry one mark=10)
a) Write a balanced equation taking an example of your own.
i.
An acid and an alkali.
ii.
An ammonium salt and an alkali.
iii.
A nitrate and a mineral acid.
iv.
A hydrocarbon and oxygen in excess.
v.
A metalbicarbonate and an acid.
b) Give one difference between the following:
i.
Ionization and electrolytic dissociation.
ii.
Ionization potential and electron affinity
iii.
Polar and non-polar molecule
iv.
Normal elements and transition elements
v.
Saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons
Question 3( each subdivisions carry 2 mark=6)
a) Give a chemical test in each case to distinguish between the following pairs of
chemicals.
i.
Sodium chloride solution and sodium nitrate solution
ii.
Sodium sulphate solution and sodium chloride solution

(Youare asked to give equations for the above two pairs)


b) Give a chemical test to identify copper ion radical
Question 4 (3+2=5 marks)
a) How will you identify the following salts:
i.
Calcium chloride
ii.
Lead chloride
b) Give balanced equations for the laboratory preparation of the following gases:
i.
Ammonia
ii.
Ethylene
Question 5 (1+2+2=5)
i.
ii.

What is the atomicity of chlorine?


Name the compounds formed when the above mentioned gas reacts with water. Give
equations.
Define: cracking.

iii.

Question 6 (1+1+1+2=5)
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

Name the metalloid(s) of period 3.


Define atomic radius
What would be seen on mixing a solution of calcium chloride with a solution of sodium
carbonate? Write an equation also.
Most electropositive elementSECTION 2
(Attempt any four questions from this section)

Question 1 (5+5=10)
a) If a crop of wheat removes 30 Kg of nitrogen per hectare of soil, what mass of the
fertilizer calcium nitrate would be required to replace the nitrogen of a 5-hectare field?
b) A gas sample occupies 4 litersat 270C and p atmospheric pressure. What would be its
volume at 3270C and 2P atmospheric pressure?
Question 2 (3+5+2=10)
a) Give equation for the following :
i.
Sulphurous acid reacts with bromine.
ii.
Addition of chlorine to ethylene
iii.
Preparation of ethane
b) A volatile chloride of metal M contains 34.5% of the metal. If the density of metal chloride
relative to hydrogen is 162.5. calculate the molecular formula of metal chloride.
[M=56,Cl=35.5]
c) Name the following:
i.
The conversion of ethanol to ethane is an example ofii.
The successive members of.. Series differ by 14 amu.
Question 3 (6+2+1+1=10)

a) What is an acid rain? Give equations for its formation.


b) Define ionization potential? State its unit? State whether it increases on going down the
group.
c) Draw the structural formula of ethane?
d) Name the drying agent used to dry HCL (hydrochloric acid)
Question 4 (2+2+2+2+2=10)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

How is HCL prepared in laboratory? Give equations


Explain contact process.
Which chemical substance is used as catalyst in Ostwalds process?
What is poling?
Why is the electrolytic dissociation represented by a reversible symbol?

Question 5 (4+2+3+1=10)
a) Astronauts in space ship use an alkali. Name the alkali used. Why is the alkali used?
b) Limewater is bitter while lime juice is sour in taste. Why?
c) Write the structural formula for the following
i.
Propene
ii.
1,2-dichloroethane
iii.
Pentan-3-ol
d) Write the general formula of alkanes,alkenes, alcohols and carboxylic acids.
Question 6 (2+3+4+1=10)
a)
b)
c)
d)

Name two main ores of aluminium from which it is extracted by electrolysis.


Write three main reactions of purification of alumina.
Give the main equations of electrolytic reduction of aluminium.
What is aluminothermit?