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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING BOARD EXAM SAMPLE QUESTIONS - MAY 2016

Day1: Physical and Chemical Principles (30%)


1. Citric and malic acid: what do they have in common?
2. Effect in mass number and atomic number of alpha emission
3. Nuclear fission
4. Who discovered radioactivity?
5. Definition of radioactivity
6. Who discovered vulcanized rubber?
7. Level of toxicity 1:heptachlor 2:dieldrum 3:DDT 4:Arsenic 5: Cr
8. Colligative Propeties: vapor pressure lowering and freezing point depression, kb and kf are not given
9. Given Pb and Uranium238, 0.3 g of lead and 1.7 g uranium, if the half life of the latter is 4.5x10^-9
years and assumimg that all the lead comes from the decay of uranium, ESTIMATE HOW OLD IS THE
EARTH? :)
10. Definition of atomic mass unit
11. Collision Problem
12. Claussius Clapeyron - 2 problems
13. BOD Problem
14. COD Problem
14. Empirical and molecular formula
15. Balancing equations, iba wala sa choices
16. Balancing REDOX equations
17. Electrochemistry
18. Faradays Law
19. Reaction Kinetics problems, k and order of reaction, use linear regression, but answer is obvious sa
choices, take note yung units ng k
20. Entropy
21. Enthalpy
22. Gibbs Energy
23. Half life
24. Common names (cumene)
25. Organic Chemistry Reaction
26. Use of EDTA
27. Air velocity at night and day, ano mas mabilis sa gabi o araw.
28. pH ng river after the air (acid rain) given depth at area. Hehehe
Day3: General Engineering (30%)
1. Engineering Economy Concepts:
Financial Analysis
Cost Benefit Analysis
Six-Tenths Rule
Break-even
2. Physics: Rectlinear motion, optics, free fall, hertz of moving vehicles
3. Algebra: work and time problem
4. Probability: dice problem
5. Strength of materials 5 problems: flexural stress etc
6. Mechanics: beam, resultant force, vertical force, helical spring (good luck sa formula)
7. Integral Calculus: area and volume ng curve
8. Differential Calculus: rate problem ng funnel
9. Analytical Geometry: concepts ng parabola at hyperbola
10. Differential Equations
Salt problem, half life
11. Enthalpy
12. Trigonometry: trigonometric functions, angle of elevation/depression, conversion of degree to
radian
13. Lighting/striking. With a delay of time of 4s. Calculate the distance. :)
14. A velocity is increasing each second with constant acceleation, given v1 to v6, calculate the
acceleration?
15. Concepts: intermediate beam, rche, acceleration, costing analysis
16. Questions 80-100 ay linked problems, 3 questions each problem
-inventory problem
-accounting problem (total price per item, how many units to break even)
-probability (dice problem)
-a ball is drop at the same time that a ball is thrown up. At what height and time will they meet? Given
ang height and velocity ng ball thrown up
-a tank with 4 lbs of salt per 100 gal of water. It is up with (given) lbs of salt per gal of water in 5 gal per
min. It is drain in 5 gal per minute. Questions: (1) what is the mass rate being pumped in the tank? (2)
how many lbs of salt?
(3) what is the concentration in the tan after 10 min?
DAY 2: Chemical Engineering (40%)
Computations: 63 questions (21 problems)
Concepts: 37 questions
Total: 100 questions
Linked Problems (3 questions each problem)
1. Single Effect Evaporation of NaOH with Boiling Point Rise
Calculate Q, the amount of steam and the area of the evaporator. Given Ps, Tv, Hf and H.
(Kayang masagutan kahit hindi isolve, masyado matrabaho at mahaba ang solution tumingin sa mga
graph at isolve, aksaya sa oras, dapat alam ang technique na gagawin para imbes halos 15 mins isolve,
wala pang 1min lang.)
2. Batch Distillation
(Lagi ko example sa Separation Processes etong problem at sa review, using Rayleigh equation. Di na nila
sinolve dahil memorize na ang answer.)
Given a relative volatility of 4,600 mols of A and 400 mols of B are fed in a kettle for distillation. A is
more volatile than B.
1) What is the amount of overhead product if the remaining mixture in the kettle is 80%B?
2) How much A is in the overhead product?
3) If 50% of the feed evaporated, how much A remains in the kettle?
3. Membrane Separation (Electrodialysis)
4. Humidification - 6 questions
Determine humidity, percentage humidity, dew point and the amount of water turn into vapor
(condensation). Dapat marunong gumamit ng psychrometric chart. Pero di gamit ng gamit ng
psychrometric chart, sa past che board exams naman, di 1 atm ang total pressure tapos minsan di air-
water given.
5. Chemical Reaction Engineering
Energy Balance of Mixed Flow Reactor
6. Heat Transfer - 9 questions
Forced Convection Heat Transfer Inside the Pipes (one for laminar, one for turbulent)
Heat Exchangers
Determine heat transfer coefficient of the bulk fluid and surface.
7. Thermodynamics - 18 questions
Carnot Cycle (given rc etc.)
Energy Balance (turbine)
Entropy (calculate Q and S)
Entropy with phase change. Given heat of fusion and heat of vaporization.
Thermodynamic Properties of Air
8. Flow of Fluids - 6 questions
Reynolds Number, Reynolds Number at Allowable Velocity, Pressure Drop per 100 ft pipe, Mechanical
Energy Balance, Safety Velocity
9. ChE Calculations
Carbon Dioxide Material Balance
10. Gas Absorption with Reaction
Sulfuric Acid and SO3
Concepts:
1. Process Control (Integral Controller, PI, PID)
2. UNIFAC
3. Purpose of Multi Pass Heat Exchanger
4. Cooling of Batch Reactor
5. Importance of SCADA
6. Galvanic Corossion
7. Materials of Construction (Martensitic, Austenitic, Ferritic, Duplex)
8. What is used in ultrasonic flowmeters?
9. What is above the feed plate?
Answer: rectifying
10. Membrane Separation
11. Refrigeration theory, bakit lumalamig ang ref?
12. Concept about wine opening. Bakit sumasabog pag binubuksan?
13. Thermodynamics Concepts
Residual Enthalpy
Entropy from PVT Correlations
Equations of State
Reduced pressure and reduced temperature
14. Yung vapor icocondense mo para magamit ulit sa operation and sometimes mas valuable pa sa
mismong product
Choices: evap, fractional distillation, membrane separation