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Question 1: One mole of one of the sodium salts listed below, having carbon content close to 14.3% produces 1 mole of carbon dioxide upon heating (atomic mass Na = 23, H = 1, C = 12, O = 16). The salt is
Molecular weight of NaHCO3 = 23+1+12+48 = 84 g mol–1
Molecular weight of carbon = 12 g mol–1
% carbon content in NaHCO3 = (12/84) x 100 = 14.28%
The C content in other compound is not 14.3%
Question 2: Among formic acid, acetic acid, propanoic acid and phenol, the strongest acid in water is
Formic acid is strongest acid
→ Carboxylic acids are more acidic than phenol due to equivalent resonating structure.
→ Carboxylic acid is more acidic than phenol and alcohol because conjugate base of a carboxylic acid is stabilized by two equivalent resonance structures in which the negative charge is effectively delocalized between two more electronegative oxygen atoms.
→ Hence, the overall order of acidic strength will be –
Question 3: According to Graham's Law, the rate of diffusion of CO, O2, N2 and CO2 follows the order:
Rate of diffusion ∝ 1/√ m, m → molecular weight
Hence, the order of molecular mass → CO2 > O2 > CO=NO
Order of diffusion CO= N2 > O2 > CO2
Question 4: The major product formed when 2-butene is reacted with O3 followed by treatment with Zn/H2O is
Reaction of 2-butene with O2 follow as
Question 5: The IUPAC name for the following compound is
Solution: (2 propyl hex -1-ene)
Question 6: The major products obtained in the reaction of oxalic acid with conc. H2SO4 upon heating are
Reaction of oxalic acid with conc. H2SO4 upon heating follows as
Question 7: LiOH reacts with CO2 to form Li2CO3 (atomic mass of Li=7). The amount of CO2 (in g) consumed by 1g of LiOH is closest to
Reaction of LiOH with CO2 follows as
Hence, the moles of LiOH = moles of CO2 × 2
Moles of LiOH = (weight of LiOH)/(molecular wt) = 1/24 = 0.417 moles
Hence, the moles of CO2= (1/2) x moles of LiOH = 0.0208 moles
Weight of CO2 = moles x molecular weight = 0.0208 × 44 = 0.916 g
Therefore, the correct option is (A).
Question 8: The oxidation number of sulphur is +4 in
Let, the oxidation number of S = X
(i) H2S → x+2 x(+1) = 0 ⇒ x = –2
(ii) CS2 → 2x + 1 x (+4) = 0 ⇒ x =-2
(iii) Na2SO4 → 2 x(+1)+x+(-2)x4 = 0 ⇒ x = +6
(iv) Na2SO3 → 2 x (+1)+x +(-2)x3 = 0 ⇒ x = +4
[*Using oxidation number of H,C, Na and O]
Question 9: Al2O3 reacts with
Hint: See the definition and key point of amphoteric oxide.
Al2O3 is an amphoteric oxide hence, it reacts with both acid and base as given below
Option (D) is correct.
Question 10: The major product formed in the oxidation of acetylene by alkaline KMnO4 is
Question 11: In a closed vessel, an ideal gas at 1 atm is heated from 27°C to 327°C. The final pressure of the gas will approximately be
According to the Gay-Lussac’s law, at constant volume, pressure of gas is directly proportional to the absolute temperature of gas (v,n,R -> constant).
P ∝ T or P = KT
P1 = T1 K, P2 = T2 K
P1/P2 = T1/T2
Where, P1 is initial pressure
P2 is final pressure
T1 is initial temperature
T2 is final temperature
1/P2 = 300/600
P2 = 2 atm
Question 12: Among the element Li, N, C and Be, one with the largest atomic radius is
Question 13: A redox reaction among the following is
Redox Reaction ->
Chemical reaction in which oxidation and reduction process takes place simultaneously known as redox reaction.
Hence, it is a redox reaction.
Question 14: The electronic configuration which obeys Hund's rule for the ground state of carbon atom is
Hund’s Rules ->
According to Hund’s rule, in the ground state of an atom/molecules, the electronic configuration with lowest energy, is the one with the highest value of spin multiplicity. This implies that low energy orbital’s are first completely filled and in case of degenerate orbital’s (two or more orbital’s of equal energy), each orbital occupy single electron with same spin
Energy of orbital’s 1S < 2S < 2P
If we see all the options, only C follows the Hund’s law according above definition.
Question 15: The graph that depicts Einstein photoelectric effect for a monochromatic source of frequency above the threshold frequency is
Photoelectric effect is the phenomenon of ejection of electron from the surface of a material upon irradiation with light. The ejected electron thus, gives the photo electric current. These electrons can be ejected only by supplying a minimum amount of energy called threshold energy (frequency). Intensity of a monochromatic light is proportional to the number of photons with particular frequency. Since, each photon can abstract one electron at a time therefore, if the photons, the number of photoelectrons in the same proportion. Thus, suggests that above threshold frequency the photoelectric current and light intensity will linearly.
Question 16: In the following reactions, X, Y and Z are
Question 17: 2,3-dibromobutane can be converted to 2-butyne in two-step reaction using
Reaction mechanism of conversion of 2,3 dibromo butane to 2 butyne follow as–
Question 18: Given
NO(g) + O3 (g) → NO2 (g) + O2 (g) and Δ H = –198.9 kJ/mol
O3(g) → 3/2 O2 (g) and ΔH = –142.3 kJ/mol
O2(g) → 2O(g) and ΔH = +495.0 kJ/mol
The enthalpy change (Δ H) for the following reaction is
NO (g) + O (g) → NO2 (g)
Note: Enthalpy is a state function hence, it depends only on initial and final state, and not on path followed by the function.
Therefore, the correct answer is (A).
Question 19: A 1.85 g sample of an arsenic-containing pesticide was chemically converted to AsO43– (atomic mass of As = 74.9) and titrated with Pb2+ to form Pb3 (AsO4)2. If 20 mL of 0.1 M Pb2+ is required to reach the equivalence point, the mass percentage of arsenic in the pesticide sample is closest to
Reaction of Pb+2 with ASO3-4 follows as
3Pb+2 + 2 ASO3-4 -> Pb3 (ASO4)2
From above reaction,
Moles of Pb+2 = (3/2) moles of ASO3-4
Moles of ASO3-4 = (2/3) moles of Pb+2
Morality of Pb+2 = (moles x1000)/v
Moles of Pb+2 = (0.1 x 20)/1000 = 2 x 10-3 moles
Hence, moles of ASO3-4 = (2/3) x 2 x 10-3 = (4/3) x 10-3 moles
Molecular weight of As = 74.9 g mol–1
Because, moles = wt/mw, so wt of As = moles x mw = 74.9 x 4/3 x 10-3
Weight of As = 0.09986g
Therefore, Percentage of As in sample = (0.09986/1.85) x 100 = 5.4%
The correct answer is (C).
Question 20: When treated with conc. HCl, MnO2 yields gas (X) which further reacts with Ca(OH2) to generate a white solid (Y). The solid (Y) reacts with dil. HCl to produce the same gas X. the solid Y is
Following steps are involved in the reaction -
Hence, here solid Y = Ca(OCl) Cl or CaOCl2
Therefore, the correct answer is (C).