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VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, BELGAUM

I/II Semester BE Examination Jan 2009
Engineering Chemistry (06CHE12/22)
Model Question Paper
Duration: 3hours Max Marks: 100
Note: 1. Answer any five full question selecting atleast two questions from each part
2. Answer all objective types questions only in first and second writing pages.
3. Objective types questions should not be repeated.

1. a) i) Which of the following is not a secondary fuel
A) coal gas B) water gas C) producer gas D) natural gas
ii) The knocking tendency of hydrocarbon decreases in the following order
A) staight chain > cyclo alkanes > aromatic > branched chain
B) straight chain > branched chain > cyclo alkanes > aromatic
C) aromatic > cyclo alkanes > branched chain > straight chain
D) cyclo alkane > aromatic > branched chain > straight chain
iii) The catalyst employed in fluidized catalytic cracking is
A) Al2O3 + SiO2 B) Fe2O3 + SiO2 C) ZrO2 + SiO2 D) TiO2 + SiO2
iv) In photo voltaic cells solar energy is utilized to transform
A) solar energy into light & heat energy B) solar energy into electrical energy
C) solar energy into electrical & chemical energy D) all the above
b) Explain the experimental method of determining calorific value of a solid fuel using
Bomb calorimeter.
c) Calculate GCV and NCV using the following data . Mass of coke = 0.8Kg, mass of
water = 2.5Kg, water equivalent of calorimeter = 0.5Kg, specific heat of water =
4.187 KJ-1K-1, increase in temperature = 2.8 K, latent heat = 2457KJ/Kg.
d) Explain the construction and working of a photo-voltaic cell.
(4+6+4+6)

2. a) i) The chemical change that occurs when electric current is passed through an
electrolyte is
A) conduction B) dissociation C) ionization D) electrolysis
ii) Daniel cell is a combination of standard electrode of
A) Cu & Ag B) Zn & Cd C) Zn & Cu D) Cu & Cd
iii) The reference electrode used in the measurement of standard reduction
potential is
A) saturated calomel electrode B) hydrogen electrode
C) silver-silverchloride electrode D) standard hydrogen electrode
iv) Calomel is the commercial name of
A) mercuric chloride B) mercurous chloride
C) mercuric sulphate D) mercurous sulphate
b) Derive Nernst equation for single electrode potential.
c) An electrochemical cell consists of copper electrode dipped in 0.5M CuSO4 and
silver electrode dipped in 0.25M AgNO3. Write the cell scheme, half-cell & net-
cell reactions. Also, calculate the emf given that standard reduction potentials of
Cu & Ag electrodes are +0.34 & +0.80v respectively.

Cd C) Zn. which of the following electrolyte is preferable A) KOH B) H2SO4 C) NH4OH D) CH3COOH iii) The concentration of sulphuric acid to be maintained in lead – acid battery A) 5M B) 10M C)15M D)2M iv) Which of the following is a reserve battery A) Zn – air B) Ni – metal hydride C) Zn –Ag2O D) Li – MnO2 b) What are primary. Cd. the order of electrode deposition is A) Cu.Cd B) Ni – metal hydride C) Zn – Ag2O D) Zn – MnO2 ii) In methanol – oxygen fuel cell. d) What are ion selective electrodes? Explain the experimental method of determining pH using glass electrode. (4+8+5+3) 4. c) Discuss the effect of the following on the rate of corrosion (i)nature of corrosion product (ii) hydrogen over . (4+5+5+6) 3. Zn. Cu. secondary and reserve batteries? Explain the construction & working of nickel – metal hydride battery. (4+6+6+4) PART B 5. Zn B) Cu. a) i) For an electrolytic mixture containing Cu2+. Cd. Zn2+ & Cd2+. the process employed is A) electroplating B) electrolessplating C) electro polishing D) none of the above iv) In electroplating of chromium inert anode is used in place of chromium because A) wide difference between the anode and cathode efficiencies B) imbalance of the bath composition with respect to Cr(III) and Cr(VI) C) to avoid poor quality deposition .voltage (iii) polarization d) Write a note on anodic protection. a) i) Which of the following is not a rechargeable battery A) Ni . Cu D) Cd. d) Give the advantages of fuel cells over batteries. c) Explain the construction and working of methanol–oxygen fuel cell. a) i) Rusting of iron is an example for A) dry corrosion B) electrochemical corrosion C) acid corrosion D) none of the above ii) Differential metal corrosion is A) galvanic corrosion B) differential aeration corrosion C) stress corrosion D) water line corrosion iii) Pitting corrosion can be explained on the basis of A) relative areas of anode & cathode B) differential aeration C) centralized corrosion D) all the above iv) Which of the following acts as cathodic inhibitor A) Na2SO3 B) Na2SO4 C) ZnSO4 D) NiSO4 b) Explain electrochemical theory of corrosion taking iron as an example. Zn ii) Addition of complexing agent to the plating bath is to A) increase the metal ion concentration B) decrease the metal ion concentration C) to maintain the metal ion concentration D) none of the above iii) When the object to be plated is irregular.

5ml till methyl orange end-point. c) Discuss the effect of the following on the nature of electro deposit (i) metal ion concentration (ii) current density d) Indicate the advantages of electroless plating over electroplating and explain electroless plating of Nickel. d) Give the requisites of potable water and explain desalination of water by reverse osmosis process. c) Explain Winkler method of determining dissolved oxygen. Give examples.5ml of N/50 H2SO4 till phenolphthalein end point and another 10.C) OH. (4+6+4+6) 6. a) i) Which of the following alkalinity is not present in water is A) CO32. Give the reactions involved. c) What is homologues series? Explain liquid crystalline behaviour of homologues of PAA. (4+4+6+6) 7.only D) HCO3.& HCO3.B) CO32. Explain colorimetric estimation of copper using NH3 as the complexing reagent.& OH. d) State Lambert’s law and Beer’s law.& OH- ii) Permanent hardness of water is caused due to the presence of A) Ca(HCO3)2 B) CaCO3 C) CaCl2 D) all the three iii) The method used for desalination of water is A) ion exchange process B) lime-soda process C) permutit process D) reverse osmosis iv) The secondary treatment of sewage involves A) biological treatment B) physical treatment C) chemical treatment D) all the three b) When a water sample was analyzed to determine alkalinity. a) i) Para Azoxy Anisole is an example for A) Nematic B) Smectic C) Chiral nematic D) Cholestric ii) The indicator electrode used in the estimation of FAS potentiometrically is A) calomel electrode B) silver – silver chloride electrode C) platinum electrode D) glass electrode iii) Flame photometry is suitable for the detection of A) Li B) Cu C) Fe D) Zn iv) Colorimetry involves measurement of absorbance using monochromatic light in the A) visible range B) IR range C) UV range D) all the above b) Distinguish between thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals. 100ml of the water sample consumed 22. Determine the type and extent of alkalinity present. D) all the above b) Explain decomposition potential and over – voltage. (4+4+6+6) .

c) Give the synthesis and application of the following (i) PMMA (ii) Butyl rubber (iii) Epoxy resin d) Give the structure and applications of conducting polyaniline. a) i) Neoprene is obtained by the polymerization of A) styrene B) propylene C) chloroprene D) isoprene ii) The monomer phenol is A) monofuntional B) bifunctional C) trifunctional D) polyfunctional iii) Which of the following polymer is used as a substitute for glass A) Teflon B) Polyurethane C) PMMA D) PVC iv) The polymer having highest Tg is A) Polypropylene B) Polyethylene C) PVC D) Polystyrene b) Explain free radical mechanism of addition polymerization taking ethene as an example.8. (4+4+9+3) .