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Chemistry — 2006 (Set I — Outside Delhi)

General Instructions: Same as in the Set - I, Delhi, 2006.

Q. 1. Name the non-stoichiometric point defect responsible for colour in alkali halides. (1)

Q. 2. Define ‘mole fraction’ of a substance in a solution. (1)

Q. 3. A reaction is 50% complete in 2 hours and 75% complete in 4 hours. What is the order of the reaction? (1)

Q. 4. Write the IUPAC name of CH3COCH 2 COCH 3. (1)

Q. 5. Give a chemical test to distinguish between a primary and a secondary amine. (1)

Q. 6. Account for the following:

  1. N2 has higher bond dissociation energy than NO. (1)
  2. N2 and CO both have same bond order but CO is more reactive than N2 (1)

Q. 7. At absolute zero, an exothermic reaction is always spontaneous but at temperatures above absolute zero, we have to consider both enthalpy and entropy before we can predict spontaneity. Why? (2)

Q. 8. Write the chemical equations involved in the preparation of the following: (2)

  1. XeF4
  2. H3PO3

Q 9 Why is the +2 oxidation state of manganese quite stable, while the same is not true for iron? [Mn = 25, Fe = 26] (2)

Q. 10. Differentiate between conformation and configuration in open chain molecules by giving one example each. (2)

Q. 11. Give reasons for the following:

  1. Ortho-nitrophenol is more acidic than ortho-methoxyphenol. (1)
  2. Glycerol is used in cosmetics. (1)

Q. 12. Write the structures of monomoers used and one use of each of the following polymers: (1)

  1. Teflon
  2. Buna-N


What are biodegradale polymers? Give two examples.

Q. 13. What is meant by dual nature of electrons? Calculate the energy and wavelength of the photon emitted by hydrogen atom when the electron makes a transition from n =2 to n = 1. Given that the ionization potential is 13.6 eV.
[1 eV =1.6 x 10—19 J]

Q. 14. Calculate the distance between Na+ and Cl ions in NaCl crystal if its density is 2.165 g cm-3. [ Molar mass of NaCl= 58.5 g mole-1; NA = 6.02 x 1023 moI-1] (3)

Q. 15.

  1. Urea forms an ideal solution in water. Determine the vapour pressure of an aqueous solution containing 10% by mass of urea at 40° C.
    (Vapour pressure of water at 40° C = 55.3 mm of Hg) (2)
  2. Why is freezing point depression of 0.1 M sodium chloride solution nearly twice that of 0.1 M glucose solution? (1)

Q. 16. How is the concept of coupling reactions useful in explaining the occurrence of non-spontaneous thermochemical reactions? Explain giving an example. (3)

Q. 17. A certain reaction is 50% complete in 20 minutes at 300 K and the same reaction is again 50% complete in 5 minutes at 350 K. Calculate the activation energy. if it is a first order reaction. [R = 8.314 JK -1 mol -1; log 4 = 0.602] (3)

Q. 18.

  1. In which of the following does adsorption take place and why? (1)
    1. Silica gel placed in the atmosphere saturated with water.
    2. Anhydrous CaCl2 placed in the atmosphere saturated with water.
  2. How does BF3 act as a catalyst in industrial process? (1)
  3. Give an example of shape-selective catalysis. (1)


  1. What are micelles? How do they differ from ordinary colloidal particles? Give two examples of micelles forming substances. (2)
  2. State Hardy-Schulze rule. (1)

Q. 19.

  1. Write the electronic configuration of the element with atomic number 102. (1)
  2. What is lanthanoid contraction? What is its effect on the chemistry of the elements which follow the lanthanoids? (2)

Q. 20.

  1. Using valence bond theory, predict the shape and magnetic character of [Ni (CO)4]. [Ni = 28] (2)
  2. Give one example of application of coordination compounds in medicine. (1)

Q. 21.

  1. State Group Displacement Law. Calculate the number of ά- particles and ß-- particles emitted when (2)
  2. What is meant by K-capture in nuclear chemistry? (1)

Q. 22.

  1. Write the steps and conditions involved in the following conversions:
    1. Acetophenone to 2-phenyl-2butanol (1)
    2. Propene to acetone. (1)
  2. Give a chemical test to distinguish between Methyl acetate and Ethyl acetate.

Q. 23.

  1. Explain the following giving suitable examples: (2)
    1. Sandmeyer’s reaction
    2. Coupling reaction of a diazonium salt
  2. Explain the observed K b order:
    Et2NH > ET3N > EtNH2 in aqueous solution (1)

Q. 24. Define the following and give one example of each: (3)

  1. Antipyretics
  2. Vat dyes
  3. Antibiotics

Q. 25.

  1. State two advantages of H2 – O2 fuel cell over ordinary cell. (2)
  2. Silver is electrodeposited on a metallic vessel of total surface area 900 cm2 by passing a current of 0.5 amp for two hours. Calculate the thickness of silver deposited.
    [Given: Density of silver = 10.5 g cm-3,
    Atomic mass of silver = 108 amu, F= 96,500 C mol—1] (3)


  1. Give reasons for the following: (2)
    1. Rusting of iron is quicker in saline water than in ordinary water.
    2. Aluminium metal cannot be produced by the electrolysis of aqueous solution of aluminium salt.
  2. Resistance of a conductivity cell filled with 0.1 M KCI solution is 100 ohm. If the resistance of the same cell when filled with 0.02 M K Cl solution is 520 ohms, calculate the conductivity and molar conductivity of 0.02 M K Cl solution. Conductivity of 0.1 KCI solution is 1.29 S m--1 (3)

Q. 26. Give reasons for each of the following:

  1. SiF62-- is known but SiCl62-- is not known. (1)
  2. Sulphur in vapour state exhibits paramagnetic behaviour. (1)
  3. PbO2 is a stronger oxidizing agent than Sn02 (1)
  4. H3PO2 acts as a monobasic acid. (1)
  5. Bond dissociation energy of F2 is less than that of Cl2 (1)


  1. Account for the following:
    1. Thermal stability of water is much higher than that of H2S (1)
    2. Anhydrous aluminium chloride acts as a catalyst. (1)
    3. White phosphorus is more reactive than red phosphorus. (1)
  2. Draw the structures of
    1. H3PO3 and
    2. XeOF4 (2)

Q. 27.

  1. What are essential and non-essential amino acids? Give two examples of each. (2)
  2. What are the two types of photosynthesis in green plants? Give the basic equations of photosynthesis. (2)
  3. Mention the two products of glycolysis. (1)


  1. Define the following terms: (3)
    1. Co-enzymes
    2. Mutation in biomolecules
    3. Nucleotides
  2. List four main functions of carbohydrates in organisms. (2)


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