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FACULTY RECRUITMENT TEST



CATEGORY-A

APT, SAT-II, IIT-JEE & IO

(CHEMISTRY)

PAPER I


Time: 60 Minutes. Maximum Marks: 40

Name:....................................................................................................
Subject: ................................................................................................

Marks:



Instructions:
Attempt all questions.
This question paper has two Parts, I and II. Each question of Part I carries 2 marks and of
Part II carries 5 marks.
Calculators and log tables are not permitted

PART I


1. An unsaturated hydrocarbon A (C
6
H
10
) readily gives B on treatment with NaNH
2
in liquid NH
3
. When B
is allowed to react with 1-chloropropane a compound C is obtained. On partial hydrogenation in the
presence of Lindlar catalyst, compound C gives D (C
9
H
18
). On ozonolysis, D gives 2, 2-dimethyl
propanal and 1-butanal. With proper reasoning give the structures of A, B, C and D.

2. Write the chemical reactions associated with the borax bead test of cobalt (II) oxide.

3. An element crystallizes in fcc lattice having edge length 400 pm. Calculate the maximum diameter of
atom which can be placed in interstitial site without distorting the structure.

4. Write the chemical reactions involved in the extraction of metallic silver from argentite.

5. Identify X, Y and Z in the following synthetic scheme and write their structures.
CH
3
CH
2
C C H
Br CH CH ii
NaNH i
2 3
)
2
)
X

4
/
2
BaSO Pd H
Y
4
KMnO alkaline
Z
Is the compound Z optically active? Justify your answer.


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6. Calculate the entropy change for vapourisation of water if latent heat of vapourisation for water is 540
cal/g. Given K
b
for H
2
O = 0.51 K/molality.
7. At 400 K, the root mean square (rms) speed of a gas X (molecular weight = 40) is equal to the most
probable speed of gas Y at 60 K. The molecular weight of the gas Y is

8. The dissociation constant of a substituted benzoic acid at 25
o
C is 1.0 10
4
. The pH of a 0.01 M
solution of its sodium salt is

9. Show that the reaction ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2
1
CO g O g CO g
2
+ at 300 K is spontaneous and exothermic, when
the standard entropy change is 0.094 kJmol
1
K
1
. The standard Gibbs energies of formation for CO
2

and CO are 394.4 and 137.2 kJmol
1
, respectively.

10. A certain inorganic compound (X) shows the following reactions:
(i) On passing H
2
S through an acidified solution of (X), a brown ppt. is obtained.
(ii) The ppt. obtained in first step dissolves in excess of yellow ammonium sulphide.
(iii) On adding an aq. solution of NaOH to solution of (X), first a white ppt. is obtained which dissolves
in excess of NaOH.
(iv) The aq. solution of (X) reduces ferric chloride.
Identify the cation of X and give chemical equations for the steps (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv).




PART II
1. A sample of argon gas at 1 atm pressure and 27C expands reversibly and adiabatically from 1.25
dm
3
to 2.5 dm
3
. Calculate the enthalpy change in the process. Given that Cv(m) for Ar is 12.45 K
1

mol
1
& antilog (0.199) = 1.58.
2.
64
Cu (half-life = 12.8h) decays by |

emission (38%), |
+
emission (19%) and electron capture (43%).
Write the decay products and calculate partial half-lives for each of the decay processes.
3. Hydrogen peroxide solution (20 ml) reacts quantitatively with a solution of KMnO
4
(20 ml) acidified
with dilute H
2
SO
4
. The same volume of the KMnO
4
solution is just decolourised by 10 ml of MnSO
4
in
neutral medium simultaneously forming a dark brown precipitate of hydrated MnO
2
. The brown
precipitate is dissolved in 10 ml of 0.2M sodium oxalate under boiling condition in the presence of
dilute H
2
SO
4
. Write the balanced equations involved in the reactions and calculate the molarity of
H
2
O
2
.

4. (a) Will the pH of water be same at 4C and 25C? Explain.
(b) Two students use same stock solution of ZnSO
4
and a solution of CuSO
4
. The emf of one cell is
0.03 V higher than the other. The conc. of CuSO
4
in the cell with higher emf value is 0.5 M. Find
out the conc. of CuSO
4
in the other cell (2.203 RT/F = 0.06).


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