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SERANGOON JUNIOR COLLEGE

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level


Higher 2

CHEMISTRY 9647/01
JC1 Promotional Examination 6th October 2009
Paper 1(MCQ) 1 hour
Additional Materials: Data Booklet
Multiple Choice Answer
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On the separate multiple choice answer sheet given,


Write your name, subject title, class in the spaces provided.
Shade correctly the item index number, starting with the number “1” and the last 4 numbers of
your FIN/NRIC number.
Eg. If your NRIC is S8906660Z, shade 16660 for the item index number.

There are thirty questions in this paper. Answer all questions.


For each question there are four possible answers A, B, C and D.
Choose the one you consider correct and record your choice in soft pencil on the separate
answer sheet.
Each correct answer will score one mark.
A mark will not be deducted for a wrong answer.

You are advised to fill in the OMR Answer Sheet as you go along; no additional time will be
given for the transfer of answers once the examination has ended.

Any rough working should be done in this question paper.

This document consist of 15 printed pages and 1 blank page


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Section A
For each question there are four possible answers, A, B, C and D. Choose the one you
consider to be correct.

1 Which of the following describes the correct dilution procedure to obtain 250 cm3 of
0.004 mol dm-3 hydrochloric acid from a stock solution of concentration of 0.1 mol dm-3?

A Pipette 25.0 cm3 of the stock solution into a 250 cm3 volumetric flask and top up
to the mark with distilled water
B Pipette 20.0 cm3 of the stock solution into a 250 cm3 volumetric flask and top up
to the mark with distilled water
C Pipette 10.0 cm3 of the stock solution into a 250 cm3 volumetric flask and top up
to the mark with distilled water
D Pipette 5.0 cm3 of the stock solution into a 250 cm3 volumetric flask and top up to
the mark with distilled water

2 1.97 g of an unknown MCO3 completely reacts with 50.00 cm3 of


0.4 mol dm-3 of hydrochloric acid. What is the molar mass of MCO3?

A 98.5 g mol-1
B 197.0 g mol-1
C 394.0 g mol-1
D 788.0 g mol-1

3 Which of the following is a type of redox reaction?

A NaOH + HCl → NaCl + H2O


B CaCO3 → CaO + CO2

C HCl + AgNO3 → AgCl + HNO3


-
D 3Br2 + 6OH → 5Br- + BrO3- + 3H2O

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4 Consider the following half equations:


Cr2O72- + 14H+ + 6e- → 2Cr3+ + 7H2O
Fe2+ → Fe3+ + e-
C2O42- → 2CO2 + 2e
What volume of 0.01 mol dm-3 K2Cr2O7 is required to oxidise 15 cm3 of an acidified
solution of 0.01 mol dm-3 FeC2O4?

A 5.0 cm3
B 7.5 cm3
C 16.7 cm3
D 30.0 cm3

5 When a stream of protons was accelerated across an electrical field, the trajectory of the
protons was as follows.

— p

Angle of deflection = 2.0 o

+
What would be the angle of deflection when a stream of helium plasma ( 42 He2 + ) is sent
through the same electrical field?

A 0.5 o
B 1.0 o
C 2.0 o
D 4.0 o

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6 What is the electronic configuration of element Ni after it has undergone the 3rd ionisation?

A 1s22s22p63s23p63d7
B 1s22s22p63s23p63d8
C 1s22s22p63s23p63d54s2
D 1s22s22p63s23p63d64s1

7 Alliin is the compound responsible for the characteristic smell of garlic.


What are the values of the bond angles a, b and c in the molecule of alliin?

H H bO NH2
c
a C C CH2 S CH2 C H
H COOH

a b c
A 180o 120o 90o
B 120o 107o 109o
C 180o 107o 90o
D 120o 109o 107o

8 Which of the following would give the best indication of the relative strengths of the
intermolecular forces of attraction in liquid hydrogen halides?

A Enthalpy change of solution


B Enthalpy change of formation
C Enthalpy change of vaporisation
D Bond dissociation energies

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9 Which molecule will not form a hydrogen bond with another of its own molecule?

A CH3F
B CH3NH2
C CH3OH
D NH3

10 Two colourless substances, D and E, react to give a coloured substance F. The time
taken when various initial concentrations of D and E used are recorded below:

[D]/mol dm-3 [E]/mol dm-3 Time/s


0.05 0.05 44

0.05 0.10 22

0.10 0.05 44

What is the rate equation for this reaction?


A rate = k [E]
B rate = k [D] [E]
C rate = k [E]2
D rate = k [D] [E]2

11 If the rate of decay of a radioactive isotope decreases from 400 counts per minute to 25
counts per minute after 16 hours, what is its half life?

A 1 hour
B 4 hours
C 8 hours
D 16 hours

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12 A 14.5 mg of an unknown sample of boron hydride, BxHy was found to occupy a volume
of 188 cm3 at a pressure of 3.59 kPa and 25°C. Which of the following is the molecular
formula of the boron hydride?

A B2H6
B B4H10
C B5H9
D B6H10

pV
13 The value of is plotted against p for three gases, L, M and N where p is the pressure,
RT
V is the volume and T is the temperature of the gas.
pV
RT

gas L
gas M

gas N
1.0

Which of the following could be the possible identities of the gases?

Gas L Gas M Gas N


A SO2 NH3 H2
B H2 NH3 SO2
C NH3 SO2 H2
D NH3 H2 SO2

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14 The enthalpy change of reaction between magnesium and water can be measured in the
laboratory.
Mg (s) + 2H2O (l)  Mg(OH)2 (s) + H2 (g)
Which information, other than that obtained in this experiment, is needed to calculate a
value for the enthalpy change of formation of Mg(OH)2 (s) ?

A Enthalpy change of atomisation of magnesium


B Enthalpy change of combustion of hydrogen
C First and second ionisation energies of magnesium
D Lattice energy of magnesium hydroxide

15 Consider the following reactions:


Mg (s) + 2HCl (aq)  MgCl2 (aq) + H2 (g) ∆Hθ = −464 kJ mol-1
MgO (s) + 2HCl (aq)  MgCl2 (aq) + H2O (l) ∆Hθ = −148 kJ mol-1
Given that the enthalpy change of formation of water is −285 kJ mol-1, what is the
enthalpy change of formation of magnesium oxide?

A −31 kJ mol-1
B −327 kJ mol-1
C −601 kJ mol-1
D −897 kJ mol-1

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16 The graphs below show the variation of the percentage of gaseous products present at
equilibrium, with temperature and pressure.

% products
at
equilibrium
450oC

650oC

Pressure

Which one of the following systems is represented by the graphs?

A N2 (g) + 3H2 (g) 2NH3 (g) ∆H = −92 kJ mol-1

B 3O2 (g) + 4NH3 (g) 2N2 (g) + 6H2O (g) ∆H = −1248 kJ mol-1

C 2N2 (g) + O2 (g) 2N2O (g) ∆H = +82 kJ mol-1

D CO2 (g) + C (s) 2CO (g) ∆H = +173 kJ mol-1

17 For which equilibrium does Kc have no units?

A C (s) + H2O (g) CO (g) + H2 (g)

B Cu2+ (aq) + 4NH3 (aq) [Cu(NH3)4]2+ (aq)

C 2NO2 (g) N2O4 (g)

D CH3OH (l) + CH3CO2H (l) CH3CO2CH3 (l) + H2O (l)

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18 Two reversible reactions are represented below.

Reaction I: 2P2 (g) + Q2 (g) 2P2Q (g)

Reaction II: 2P2Q (g) 2P2 (g) + Q2 (g)


Given that the numerical value Kc for Reaction I is 6, what is the numerical value of Kc
for Reaction II under the same conditions?

1
A
6

1
B
3

C −6
D −3

19 Assuming that the acid is monobasic, which one of the following is a conjugate acid-base
pair?

A H3PO4/HPO4 2-
B H2SO4/HSO4-
C H3PO4/PO43-
D H2SO4/SO42-

20 Which of the following statements about a sample of 1 x 10-7 mol dm-3 nitric acid is true?

A The pH of the solution is 1.0 as nitric acid is a strong acid.


B The pH of the solution is 7.0 as nitric acid is a monobasic acid.
C The pH of the solution is 6.7 as the solution is very dilute.
D The pH of the solution is 7.3 as the solution contains OH- ions from the self-
dissociation of water.

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Section B
For questions 21 - 30, one or more of the numbered statements 1 to 3 may be correct.

Decide whether each of the statements is or is not correct (you may find it useful to put a tick
against the statements that you consider to be correct).
The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

21 The reaction between potassium manganate(VII) in alkaline solution and potassium


methanoate, HCO2K takes place according to the following equation.

2KMnO4 + 3KOH + HCO2K → 2K2MnO4 + K2CO3 + 2H2O

Which statement(s) is/are correct about this reaction?

1 Potassium methanoate acts as a reducing agent.


2 The oxidation number of carbon increased by two units.
3 The oxidation number of manganese increased by one unit.

32 32 34
22 Which of the following statement(s) about 15 X, Y and
16 16 Z is/are correct?

1 Mass of X is smaller than Y.


2 First ionisation energy of X is larger than Z.
3 Y and Z are isotopes.

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The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

23 Which of the following types of bonds is/are present within NH4Cl?

1 Dative Bonding
2 Covalent Bonding
3 Ionic Bonding

24 The graph below shows how rate of reaction varies with substrate concentration for a
particular enzyme at its optimum temperature. Which of the following can be deduced
from the graph?

Initial rate
of reaction

0
[Substrate]

1 The reaction is first order at low substrate concentration and zero order at high
substrate concentration.
2 The enzyme is denatured at high substrate concentration.
3 Increasing the temperature by 20oC would lead to a significant increase in the
rate of reaction.

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The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

25 A certain reversible reaction R + S T + U, gives the following energy profile


diagram.
-1
Energy/ kJ mol

(Transition state)

Ea’
Ea

(Products)

(Reactants)

Reaction pathway

Which of the following statement(s) is/are false?

1 The addition of a catalyst lowers Ea but not Ea’.


2 The rate of reaction for the backward reaction is higher than that for the forward
reaction assuming equal concentrations of reactants and products.
3 Increasing temperature will speed up the rate of both forward reaction and
backward reaction.

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The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

26 Which of the following statement(s) describe(s) the behavior of noble gases?

1 They behave more ideally down the group when pressure increases.
2 They behave less ideally down the group due to an increase in atomic radius.
3 They behave less ideally down the group due to an increase in relative atomic
mass.

27 Which of the following processes in the Born Haber cycle for magnesium fluoride is/are
endothermic?

1 Mg (g)  Mg 2+ (g) + 2e-


2 F2 (g)  2F (g)
3 2F (g) + 2e-  2F- (g)

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The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

28 The enthalpy level diagram shown represents the dissolving of anhydrous magnesium
chloride in a large volume of water.
Energy

Mg2+ (g) + 2Cl- (g)

+2526 kJ mol-1 −1890 kJ mol-1 + 2(−384) kJ mol-1

MgCl2 (s)

MgCl2 (aq)

Which statement(s) about the process is/are correct?

1 The lattice energy of magnesium chloride is +2526 kJ mol-1.

2 The enthalpy change of hydration of the chloride ion is −384 kJ mol-1.

3 The enthalpy change of solution of anhydrous magnesium chloride is


−132 kJ mol-1.

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The responses A to D should be selected on the basis of

A B C D
1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only
are correct are correct are correct is correct

No other combination of statements is to be used as correct response.

29 Compound V decomposes according to the equation:

V (g) W (g) + X (g) ∆H = + 173 kJ mol−1


In an experiment, an amount of V was decomposed in a closed container, and the
results were shown in the diagram below:

V
Amount
(in mol)

What happened in the reaction when the graphs become horizontal?

1 The rate of forward reaction is now equal to the rate of backward reaction.
reaction
2 The reaction has stopped
stopped.
3 The concentration of V is now equal to concentration of W.

30 The dissociation
issociation of ethylamine, CH3CH2NH2 is given as follows:

CH3CH2NH2 + H2O CH3CH2NH3+ + OH-


Given that the degree of dissociation of 0.010 mol dm-3 ethylamine is 0.17 at 25 0C,
which of the following deductions can be made?

1 Concentration of hydroxide ions = 0.010 mol dm-3


2 pH of solution = 11.2
3 Value of Kb = 3.48 x 10-4 mol dm-3

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