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Group 1 PM Part 1
Physical Chemistry: Trivia Question
1. The method in determinig molecular weights of gaseous
substances at room temperature is called ________.
a. Dumas method
b. Regnaults method
c. Victor Meyer Weight Determination
d. Exact molecular Weight Determination
2. In some electrochemical cells nonspontaneous chemical
reactions are forced to occur by the input of electrical energy.
This process is called electrolysis. lysis means _____
a. splitting apart
b. collide
c. bind
d. conductor
3. It is a substance made by combining mercury with another metal
or metals and is most commonly used to fill decaying teeth.
a. Gold Fillings
b. Dental Amalgam
c. Composite Resins
d. Porcelain Fillings
4. Absolute zero maybe regarded as that temperature at which
a. All gases become liquids
b. All substances are solids
c. energy is minimal
d. Water freezes
Biochemical Engineering: Trivia Question
1. It is the best-known calorie-reduced fat substitute that
received FDA marketing approval in 1990. It is made from the
protein fresh egg whites and milk by a procedure called
microparticulation.
a. Olestra
b. Complesse
c. Simplesse
d. Linolestra
Environmental Engineering: Trivia Question
1. It is an international treaty governing the movements of living
modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology
from one country to another.
a. London Protocol
b. Kyoto Protocol
c. UN Protocol
d. Cartagena Protocol
2. What country consumes the most energy in the world?
a. China
b. United States
c. Russia
d. United Kingdom
3. It is a very unstable gas used for disinfection, a very powerful
oxidant capable of oxidizing 200 to 300 times more than chlorine
and can reduce complex taste, odor and color.
a. ozone
b. hypochlorite
c. hydrogen peroxide
d. fluorine
4. A treaty intended to minimize the amount and toxicity of wastes
generated, to ensure their environmentally sound management
as closely as possible to the source of generation.
a. Montreal Protocol
b. B. Kyoto Protocol
c. London Convention
d. Basel Convention
Analytical Chemistry:Trivia Question
1. Ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid (EDTA) is a _________
ligand.
a. Bidentate
b. Tridentate
c. Hexadentate
d. Tetradentate
Physical Chemistry: Analytical Question
1. A solution is prepared by dissolving 32.0 g of NiSO4 in water.
What current would be needed to deposit all of the nickel in 5
hours?
a. 1.1 A
b. 2.2 A
c. 3.3 A
d. 4.4 A
Biochemical Engineering: Analytical Question
1. Assume that experimental measurement for certain organisms
have shown that cells can convert two-thirds (wt/wt) of the
substrate Carbon (alkane or glucose) to biomass. Calculate the
stoichiometric coefficient of the biomass for the following
biological reactions.
C16H12O6 + aO2 + bNH3 cC4.4H7.301.2N0.86 + dH2O + eCO2
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
2. An organism that grow or uses CO2 as its principal carbon
source?
a. Auxotrophs
b. Autotrophs
c. Heterotroph
d. Phototroph
3. The structure associated with the way the protein coil is folded.
a. Primary Structure
b. Secondary Structure
c. Tertiary Structure
d. Quaternary Structure
4. In treating 25 million gallons of water daily, 167 pounds of liquid
of chlorine are applied, what is the dosage in mg/L.
a. 0.801 mg/L
b. .502 mg/L
c. 1.2 mg/L
d. 0.608mg/L
Environmental Engineering Analytical Problem
1. 6 ml of waste water is diluted to 300 mL distilled water in
standard BOD bottle. Initial DO in the bottle is determined to be
8.5 mg/L. DO after 5 days at 20 C is found to be 5mg/L.
Determine BOD5 of wastewater and compute the ultimate BOD.
k = 0.23/day.
a. 256mg/L
b. 200mg/L
c. 265mg/L
d. 300 mg/L
Analytical Chemistry: Analytical Question
1. Calculate the Ksp for Ca3(PO4)2 if the solubility is 8.1 x 10-4 g/L
a. 1.3 x 10
-26

b. 2.4 x 10
-14

c. 1.98 x 20
-24

d. 3.5 x 10
-26

2. Coprecipitation is a process in which normally soluble
compounds are carried out of solution by a precipitate. There
are types of coprecipitation. _________ is a type of
coprecipitation that is often the major source of contamination in
coagulated colloids but is of no significance in crystalline
precipitates.
a. Surface adsorption
b. Mixed-crystal formation
c. Occlusion
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d. Mechanical entrapment
3. A 0.2356-g sample containing only NaCl and BaCl2 yielded
0.4637 g of dried AgCl. Calculate the % of each halogen
compound in the sample.
4. A sample containing NaBr and KBr only weighs 350 mg. the
sample was dissolved in water and treated with excess AgNO3.
The precipitate formed was found to weigh 595 mg. calculate
the % NaBr in the sample.
a. 18.3%
b. 59.8%
c. 49.35%
d. 94.1%
GROUP 1 PM Part 2
1. What is the number of amino acids commonly associated with
the mammalian protein?
A. 10 B. 20 C. 15 D. 25
2.Water that has been adversely affected in quality by
anthropogenic influence is called
A. wastewater C. rainwater
B. groundwater D. Class D
3.The gas-phase dissociation of phosphorus pentachloride to the
trichloride has Kp = 3.60 at 540C: PCl5 PCl3 + Cl2
What will be the partial pressures of all three components if
0.200 mole of PCl5 and 3.00 moles of PCl3 are combined and
brought to equilibrium at this temperature and at a total pressure
of 1.00 atm?
A. P(PCl5) = 0.012 atm, P(PCl3) = 0.94 atm, P(Cl2) = 0.047 atm
B. P(PCl5) = 0.047 atm, P(PCl3) = 0.94 atm, P(Cl2) = 0.012 atm
C. P(PCl5) = 0.94 atm, P(PCl3) = 0.047 atm, P(Cl2) = 0.012 atm
D. P(PCl5) = 0.012 atm, P(PCl3) = 0.194 atm, P(Cl2) = 0.047 atm
4.Organic Reagents that yield sparingly soluble coordination
compounds typically contain at least two functional groups. Each
of these groups is capable of bonding with a cation by donating
a pair of electrons. The functional groups are located in the
molecule such that a five- or six- membered ring results from the
reaction. What do you call the reagents that form this type of
compounds?
A. laxatives C. chelates
B. coordination agents D. aromatic enhancers
5.For a 10-day incubation period done at 35C, the BOD of a
sewage sample was measured to be 250 mg/L. Determine the
BOD5 at 20C in mg/L.
A. 255 B. 0.4142 C. 167 D. 173
6.The simplest state of matter is ________.
A. solid B. liquid C. gas D. plasma
7.The standard protocol for sterilizing bioreactors are
A. 14.7 psi, 200 C, 10 min B. B. 17.4 psi, 143 C, 68.94 min
C. 15 psi, 100 C, 50 min D. 15 psi, 121 C, 15 min
8.What does the third law of thermodynamics describe?
A. As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches critical mass.
B. As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches infinity.
C. As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches a constant (zero).
D. As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches a constant (Avogadro's number).
9.All of the following methods are used for the analysis of
precipitate, EXCEPT?
A. Mohr's method B. Volhard's method
C. Haber's method D. Fajan's method
10.A continuous process is set up for treatment of waste water.
Each day,

kg cellulose and

kg bacteria enter in the feed


stream, while

kg cellulose and

kg bacteria leave
in the effluent. The rate of cellulose digestion by the bacteria is

kg/day. The rate of bacterial growth is

kg/day.
The rate of cell death by lysis is

kg/day. Determine the


amount of bacterial cells accumulated in the system each day.
A.

kg
B.

kg
C.

kg
D.

kg
11.A BOD analysis began on Monday. 40 mL of waste with D.O. =
0 is mixed with 260 mL of dilution water with a D.O. of 10 mg/L.
The sample is then put in the incubator. Since the 5thday falls
on Saturday and lab personnel do not work on Saturday, the
final D.O. does not get measured until Monday, the 7thday. The
final D.O. is measured at 3.5 mg/L. However is is discovered
that the incubator was set at 30 oC. Assume that k1= 0.2/day at
20 oC and that = 1.05. Determine the


of the waste.
A. 8.67 mg/L B. 6.87mg/L
C. 7.68 mg/L D. 7.86 mg/L
12. Effective mixing of fermentation broths eliminates:
A. zone of nutrient depletion
B. biomass settling
C. existence of temperature gradient due to slower heat transfer in
the broth.
D. all of these
13.In treating 50 million gallons of water daily, 300 lbs of liquid
chlorine are applied what is the dosage in mg/L?
A. 0.61 mg/L B. 0.72 mg/L
C. 0.83 mg/L D. 0.94 mg/L
14. It was once known as the "inheritance powder" because it
could be added to grandfather's wine to hasten his demise so
that his grandson could inherit the estate.
A. arsine B. trimethyl arsine
C. arsenic (III) oxide D. copper arsenate
15.In September 1991 four men and four women entered the
world's largest glass bubble, known as to test the idea that
women could design and build a totally self-contained
ecosystem.
A. Biosphere I B. Biosphere II
C. Biosphere III D. Biosphere IV
16.In crystal structure studies, which of the following represents the
minimum amount of data necessary to determine the atomic mass
of metal?
A. Avogadros number and density of the metal.
B. Avogadros number, the density of the metal, the volume of
the cell, and the radius of the cell.
C. Avogadros number, the density of the metal, the volume of
the cell, the radius of the cell, and the type of the crystal
structure.
D. Avogadros number, the density of the metal, the length of
the edge of the unit cell, the type of the crystal structure, and
the atomic radius of the metal.
17.A coagulation treatment plant with a flow of 0.5 m
3
/s is dosing
alum at 23.0mg/L. No other chemicals are being added. The
raw-water suspended-solids concentration is 37.0 mg/L. The
effluent suspended-solids concentration is measured at 12.0
mg/L (or g/m
3
). The sludge solids content is 1.00 percent and
the specific gravity of the sludge solids is 3.01. What volume of
sludge must be disposed of each day? The sludge production
for alum coagulation may be approximated by: Ms = 86.40
Q(0.44A + SS + M) where Ms = dry sludge produced, kg/d; Q =
plant flow, m
3
/s; A = alum dose, mg/L; SS = suspended solids in
raw water, mg/L; M = miscellaneous chemical additions such as
clay, polymer, and carbon, mg/L.
A. 2 035.58 kg/d B. 518.4 kg/d
C. 1 517.18 kg/d D. 150.7 m
3
/d
3

18.SV40, a virus of monkeys, was studied in 1978 and it was found
that it has how many base pairs?
A. 4 000 B. 5 243 C. 4 345 D. 5
19.The color of Vitamin B12 is?
A. Yellow green B. Golden Orange
C. Dark Red D. Colorless

GROUP 2 (MWF; Afternoon Sched)
Physical Chemistry
Trivia Questions:
1. Which of the following gases will have the greatest rate of
effusion at a given temperature?
a. NH3 b. CH4 c. Ar d. HBr
2. Which of the following is the triple point of carbon dioxide?
a. 518 kPa at 56.6C
b. 608 kPa at 0.01C
c. 101 kPa at 25C
d. 202 kPa at 15C
3. He is the first to describe greenhouse effect, as concentration of
atmospheric CO2 increases so as the earths surface temperature.
a. Arrhenius b. Clausius c. Kelvin d. Dewar
4. He received Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 for his works in
Carbocations.
a. Olah b. Sabatier c. Victor d. Williamson
5. Which of the following metal can you melt by simply holding it on
the palm of your hand?
a. Gallium b. Indium c. Zinc d. Plutonium
6. Dry ice is the solid form of which substance?
a. Water b. Carbon dioxide c. Nitrogen d. Oxygen
Conceptual/Situational/Problem Solving Questions:
1. Degrees of freedom at triple point will be:
a. 0 b. 1 c. 2 d. 3
2. Calculate the amount of heat required to convert 120 grams of
water at 25.0C to steam at 150.0C.
a. 476 kJ b. 321 kJ c. 255 kJ d. None of these
3. Mercury diffusion pumps may be used in the laboratory to
produce a high vacuum. Cold traps are generally placed between
the pump and the system to be evacuated. These cause the
condensation of mercury vapor and prevent mercury from diffusing
back into the system. The maximum pressure of mercury that can
exist in the system is the vapor pressure of mercury at the
temperature of the cold trap. Calculate the number of mercury
vapor molecules per unit volume in a cold trap maintained at 120
centigrade. The vapor pressure of mercury at this temperature is
1016 torr.
a. 9.6 x 103 b. 8.5 x 103
c. 7.4 x 103 d. 6.3 x 103
4. The average velocity of a Nitrogen molecule is 470 m/s. At 20C
and 1 atm, what is the mean free path length (m) of the gas
assuming that the molecular diameter is 3.7 x 1010 m?
a. 7 x 108
b. 8 x 108
c. 10 x 108
d. 11 x 108
5. By the use of the van der Waals equation, Find the temperature
in Celsius at which 3 moles of SO2 will occupy a volume of 10 L at
a pressure of 15 atm (a = 6.71 and b = 0.0564).
a. 623C
b. 350C
c. 632C
d. 305C
6. A certain gas occupies a volume of 6 liters under a pressure of
720 mmHg at 25C. What volume will this gas occupy under
conditions of temperature and pressure?
a. 5.2 L
b. 3.2 L
c. 2.5 L
d. 7.0 L
Biotechnology/Biochemical Engineering
Trivia Questions:
1. The alternative name for this B-vitamin is vitamin B6. It
promotes proper functioning of the nervous system and acts as a
catalyst in synthesis of essential fatty acids.
a. Niacin
b. Riboflavin
c. Cobalamin
d. Pyridoxine
2. A carbohydrate that contains two to ten monosaccharide units
covalently bonded to each other.
a. Monosaccharide
b. Polysaccharide
c. Oligosaccharide
d. Disaccharide
3. Who discovered the helical structure in DNA in the year 1953?
a. Friedrich Miescher
b. James Watson
c. Francis Crick
d. B and C
4. It is widely known that the building blocks of proteins are amino
acids. What reaction allows several amino acid to join together to
form protein?
a. Hydrogenation
b. Hydrolysis
c. Condensation reaction
d. Evaporation reaction
5. Based on function, phospholipids are:
a. Energy storage lipids
b. Membrane lipids
c. Emulsification lipids
d. Messenger lipids
6. Most abundant steroid in the human body is:
a. Progesterone
b. Testosterone
c. Estradiol
d. Cholesterol
Conceptual/Situational/Problem Solving Questions:
1. Which of the following is true to the given fatty acid structure,
CH3(CH2)10COOH
a. lauric acid, saturated fatty acid
b. omega-9, monounsaturated fatty acid
c. stearic acid, saturated fatty acid
d. omega-6, polyunsaturated
2. To what main enzyme class do the enzyme that catalyze the
following chemical reaction belong?
a. oxidoreductases
b. isomerases
c. hydrolases
d. transferases
3. Michaelis and Menten assumed that the overall reaction for an
enzyme-catalyzed reaction could be written as:
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E + S ES E + P
Using this reaction, the rate of breakdown of the enzyme-substrate
complex can be described by the expression:
a. k1([Et] [ES]).
b. k1([Et] [ES])[S].
c. k2[ES].
d. k1[ES] + k2[ES]
4. Given the reaction: E + S ES E + P
Where: k1 = 1 x 107 M1 sec1 k1 = 1 x 102 sec1, and k2= 3 x
102 sec1
Find the value of KM.
a. 4 x 105 M
b. 5 x 105 M
c. 3 x 105 M
d. 6 x 105 M
5. What is the pH of a mixture of 0.042 M NaH2PO4 and 0.058 M
Na2HPO4?
a. 6.8
b. 6.9
c. 7.0
d. 7.1
6. A liter of buffer contains 0.042 mol of NaH2PO4. Adding 1.0 mL
of 10.0 N NaOH(0.010 mol) would titrate an equivalent amount
(0.010 mol) of NaH2PO4 to Na2HPO4, resulting in 0.032 mol
NaH2PO4 and 0.0680 mol Na2HPO4. The new pH is:
a. 6.9
b. 7.0
c. 7.1
d. 7.2
Environmental Engineering
Trivia Questions:
1. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is lethal to humans.
It replaces oxygen in the bloodstream and form
carboxyhemoglobin.
a. NO2
b. CO2
c. SO2
d. CO

2. RA 6969 is also known as:
a. Toxic Substances & Hazardous Nuclear Waste Act of 1990
b. Toxic Substances & Hazardous Nuclear Waste Act of 1991
c. Toxic Substances & Hazardous Nuclear Waste Act of 1992
d. Toxic Substances & Hazardous Nuclear Waste Act of 1993
3. The main pollutant in waste water discharged from a petroleum
refinery is oil. Free oil is removed by:
a. Biological oxygen pond
b. Aerated lagoons
c. Trickling filters
d. API separator
4. Pneumoconiosis is a disease caused by the inhalation of
__________ dust.
a. Coal
b. Uranium ore
c. Iron ore
d. Lime
5. Maximum allowable concentration of CO2 in air for safe working
is __________ ppm.
a. 1000
b. 5000
c. 500
d. 25
6. World environment day is observed every year on the 5th of
what month?
a. June
b. December
c. July
d. September


Conceptual/Situational/Problem Solving Questions:
1. The dilution factor for an unseeded mixture of wastewater is
0.05. The DO of the mixture is initially 7 mg/L, and after 5 days it
has dropped to 2mg/L. the reaction rate constant k has been found
to be 0.23/day. What would be the ultimate BOD?
a. 164.43 mg/L
b. 134.46 mg/L
c. 146.34 mg/L
d. 143.64 mg/L
2. A wastewater had an ultimate BOD of 300 mg/L. At 20oC, the 5-
day BOD was 200mg/L and the reaction rate was 0.22/day. What
would be the 5-day BOD of this waste at 25C?
a. 130 mg/L
b. 230 mg/L
c. 330 mg/L
d. 430 mg/L
3. A high Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) indicates that:
a. Water is pure
b. Absence of microbial action
c. Low level of microbial pollution
d. High level of microbial pollution
4. Iron and manganese present as pollutant in water cannot be
removed by:
a. Ion exchange process
b. Oxidation followed by settling filtration
c. Lime soda process or manganese zeolite process
d. Chlorination
5. Disinfection of water is done to destroy pathogenic bacteria and
thus prevent water-borne diseases. Disinfection of water may be
done by the use of:
a. Ozone
b. Chlorine and its compounds
c. Ultraviolet light for irradiation of water
d. All of the above
6. Presence of dissolved impurities of __________ is responsible
for the red brownish color of water.
a. Carbonates
b. Bicarbonates
c. Iron and manganese
d. Arsenic
Analytical Chemistry
Trivia Questions:
1. In acid-base titration in analytical chemistry, the Kjeldahl method
involves dissolution of a substance in sulfuric acid, treatment with
sodium hydroxide and also back titration using hydrochloric acid. It
was developed by Johan Kjeldahl and is used to determine the
percentage of a specific element in chemical compounds. Which
element is it?
a. Carbon, C
b. Nitrogen, N
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c. Hydrogen, N
d. Oxygen, O
2. In complexometric titration, the most common used chelating
agent is EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid). EDTA's
molecules will combine with metals to form chelate. EDTA is
classified as a?
a. Tetradentate Ligand
b. Monodentate Ligand
c. Bidentate Ligand
d. Hexadentate Ligand
3. Phenolphthalein is widely employed in the laboratory as an
indicator of the acidity or basicity of solutions. Medicinally, it is
used as:
a. Laxative
b. Pain reliever
c. Mosquito repellent
d. None of these
4. Antacids could contain which two bases?
a. Aluminum Hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide
b. Aluminum hydroxide and sodium hydroxide
c. Magnesium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide
d. None of these
5. When performing absorption spectra analysis in the UV/Vis
range. Why are high absorbance values (>1) considered to be
poor representatives of the true absorbance of the sample?
a. There is no detector sensitive enough to measure such low
values of transmittance
b. Higher absorbing species require a brighter light source, which
increases the amount of stray radiation on the detector
c. Highly absorbing samples are usually diluted and re-sampled,
which introduces a dilution error
d. Highly absorbing samples allow the error due to stray light to
become more and more significant
6. What does a PMT (photo multiplier tube) do?
a. Increases the photo output of a laser source
b. Uses a voltage bias to select the wavelength of light that is
being detected.
c. Scans many wavelengths at the same time, allowing for
simultaneous measurements
d. Increases the intensity of a light signal, usually in the UV/Vis
region
Conceptual/Situational/Problem Solving Questions:
1. A mixture of CaO and BaO weighs 0.6411 g and yields 1.1201 g
of the anhydrous sulfate. Solve for the % Ba and % Ca in the
sample
a. 67.378% Ba and 17.702% Ca
b. 67.378% Ca and 17.702% Ba
c. 52.359% Ba and 38.874% Ca
d. 52.359% Ca and 38.874% Ba
2. Calculate the hydronium ion concentration in 0.120M nitrous
acid. The principal equilibrium is:
HNO2 + H2O H3O+ + NO2-
a. 5.94 x 105 M
b. 7.32 x 104 M
c. 9.20 x 103 M
d. 1.15 x 103 M
3. The molarity of a sulfuric acid solution is 20. What is its
normality?
a. 20 N
b. 30 N
c. 40 N
d. None of the above
4. All the statement below are true, except for:
a. Solution is neutral at pH = 7
b. The pH increases as [OH-] increases
c. If the pOH for a solution is 3, the pH is 11
d. At pOH equals 3, the solution is acidic
5. A 0.8612 g sample of a mixture consisting of NaBr (MW =
102.89 g/mol), NaI (MW = 149.89 g/mol), and NaNO3 (MW =
84.995 g/mol), was analyzed by adding AgNO3 (MW = 169.873
g/mol) to precipitate the Br and I, yielding a 1.0186 g mixture of
AgBr (MW = 187.768 g/mol) and AgI (MW = 234.768 g/mol). The
precipitate was then heated in a stream of Cl2, converting it to
0.7125 g of AgCl. Calculate the % w/w NaNO3 in the sample.
a. 26.46% b. 27.15%
c. 30.72% d. 32.51%
6. A 101.3 mg sample of an organic compound known to contain
Cl is burned in pure O2 and the combustion gases collected in
absorbent tubes. The tube used to trap CO2 increases in mass by
167.6 mg, and the tube for trapping H2O shows a 13.7 mg
increase. A second sample of 121.8 mg is treated with
concentrated HNO3 producing Cl2 which subsequently reacts with
Ag+, forming 262.7 mg of AgCl. Determine the compounds
empirical formula.
a. C4HCl b. C6H3Cl2
c. C5H2Cl2 d. CH4Cl3

Group 3 (PM Class)
Physical Chemistry
1. Which of the following is(are) considered as spontaneous?
a. The energy on each bounce of a ball on the floor increases.
b. Increase in the movement of molecules in ice at room
temperature
c. Both A and B
d. None of the above
2. Mixtures for which the solute obeys Henrys law and the solvent
obeys Raoults law are
a. real solutions c. ideal-real solutions
b. ideal-dilute solutions d. equilibrium solutions
3. Liquid and vapor phases of a substance become
indistinguishable at the
a. triple point c. permanent point
b. normal point d. critical point
4. Which of these solutions is capable of dissolving gold?
a. Acetone b. Aqua Regia
c. Water d. Battery acid
5. Which of the following operations will yield an intensive
property?
a. Determining the energy of a sample in Joules
b. Multiplying one extensive property by another extensive
property
c. Dividing one extensive property by another extensive
property
d. Measuring the lengthof an object in meters
6. Equation of state that is applicable over wide ranges of
temperatures and pressure with excellent accuracy
a. Karnerlingh- Onnes equation of State
b. Berhtelot Equation
c. Beattie- Bridgemann
d. Redlich- Kwong Equations of State
7. Why limit ourselves to solids dissolving in water? Gases can
dissolve in liquids as well. What gas do water treatment plants
usually dissolve in city drinking water to make healthy bones and
teeth?
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a. Carbon dioxide c. oxygen
b. Fluorine d. Chlorine
8. If it takes 1.25minutes for 0.01mol of He to effuse, how long will
it take for the same amount of ethane to effuse at the same
conditions?
a. 0.456min c. 3.43min
b. 0.546min d. 4.33min
9. Which of the following cubic equations of state for real gases fits
the data near the critical point?
a. Bertholet Equation c. Beattie-Bridgeman Equation
b. Barthelot Equation d. Dieterici Equation
10. The method used for the determination of molecular weight of
the gas by obtaining the weight of the flask and the gas is known
as ________
a. Dumas Method c. Method is limiting densities
b. Victor Meyer Method d. Regnaults Method
11. Duality in quantum mechanics is used to describe these two
concepts. The Schrodinger equation is in fact the essence of
duality. Which two concepts are described in duality?
a. liquids and gases c. temperature and volume
b. solids and liquids d. particles and waves
12. Which type of photoluminescence is the result of an inter-system
crossing, usually from a singlet ground state to a triplet excited
state? This inter-system crossing is "forbidden" in quantum
mechanics, but can occur and emit light over a relatively longer
time period to produce a 'glow in the dark' effect.
a. fluorescence c. prepubescence
b. phosphorescence d. convalescence
13. Kinetic molecular theory assumes that ______
a. Gases consist of tiny particles constant, random motion
b. The average kinetic energy of the particles of gas is
directly proportional to the centigrade temperature
c. Attractive and repulsive forces between gas particles are
stronger than those between gas particles and container
walls.
d. The collision between gas particles are inelastic
14. For a galvanic cell, which of the following statements is never
true?
a. The potential of the cathode is higher than that of the
anode.
b. The electrons flow in the external circuit from the anode
to the cathode.
c. Reduction takes place at the cathode.
d. Oxidation takes place at the anode.
15. The process of osmosis through semi-permeable membranes
was first observed in 1748 by?
a. Jean-Antoine Nollet c. Daniel Bernoulli
b. Luigi Galvani d. James Clark Maxwell
16. What is the original occupation of James Joule?
a. Physics teacher c. Runs a winery
b. Farmer d. Runs a brewery
17. The activation energy of a reaction may be lowered by
a. Raising the temperature
b. Lowering the temperature
c. Removing the product of reaction
d. Adding a catalyst
18. A normal breath has a volume of about 1 L. The pressure
exerted by the lungs to draw air in is about 758 torr. Assuming that
the outside air pressure is 760 torr, calculate the change in entropy
of a breath of air when it is inhaled into the lungs. Assume that the
air remains at a temperature of 25C and that it behaves ideally.
a. 0.0009J/K c. 0.009J/K
b. 0.09 J/K d. 0.9 J/k
19. This kind of acid is so corrosive that it will dissolve glass.
Although it is corrosive, it is considered to be a 'weak acid'.

a HCl b. HF c. HI d. HBr
20. Which of the following is not a redox reaction?
a. C6H12O6(s)+ 6O2(g) 6CO2(g)+6H2O(l)
b. Na6FeCl8(s)+2Na(l) 8NaCl(s)+Fe(s)
c.NaCl+AgF NaF+AgCl
d. Cl2+2KI I2 +2KCl
21. Which of the following statements regarding the third law of
thermodynamics is incorrect?
a. the absolute S is zero at ) Kelvin
b. the absolute S at 298 K can be positice or negative
c. pure substances have positive absolute S at T>0K
d. absolute zero gives a reference point for determining
absolute S
Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering
1. In 1913, they devised a particularly useful model for the kinetics
of enzyme-catalyzed reactions
a. Leonardo Michaelis and Johannes Menten
b. Jacques Monod and Jeffries Wyman
c. Leonor Michaelis and Maud Menten
d. Jacques Monod and Jean- Pierre Changeux
2. The hydrolysis of a phenylalanine- containing peptide is
catalysed by alpha-chymotrypsin with the following
results. Calculate Km and Vmax for the reaction.
3. Genetic information is stored in the structure of the DNA
molecule. Which of the following obtains the code for protein
synthesis from DNA and served as the template for peptide
formation
a. transfer RNA c. ribosomal RNA
b. messenger RNA d. colon
4. What we usually refer to as fat is sometimes referred to as
white fat:. It protects our organs and may provide chemical energy
( in the form of ATP). But what function does brown fat perform?
a. Long-term storage fat c. Feeds the brain
b. Oxidation of poisons d. Generation of heat
5. A competitive inhibitor of an enzyme
a. Increases Km without affecting Vmax
b. Decreases Km without affecting Vmax
c. Increases Vmax without affecting Km
d. Decreases both Km and Vmax
6. It is second to the most abundant component of urine
a. Urea c. Uric Acid
b. Creatinine d. Urobilin
7. Deducing the structure of vitamins is important in understanding
their biological function. Which woman was responsible for solving
the structure of vitamin B12, the most chemically complex vitamin?
a. Dorothy Hodgkin c. Marie Curie
b. Mary Somerville d. Barbara McClintock
8. Lactase, also known as -galactosidase, catalyzes the
hydrolysis of lactose to produce glucose and galactose from milk
and whey. Experiments are carried out to determine the kinetic
parameters for the enzyme. The initial rate data are as follows.

Peptide Formation (M) Velocity (M*min
-1
)
2.5 x10
-4
2.2 x10
-6

5.0 x10
-4
3.8 x10
-6

10.0 x10
-4
5.9 x10
-6

15.0 x10
-4
7.1 x10
-6

a. 1.23x10
-3
M; 1.32x10
-3
M*sec
-1

b. 1.32x10
-3
M; 1.23x10
-4
M*sec
-1

c. 1.23x10
-3
M; 2.2x10
-5
M*sec
-1

d. 1.23x10
-3
M; 2.2x10
-6
M*sec
-1

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Lactose Concentration
(mol/L)
Initial Reaction Velocity
(mol/L-min)
2.500 1.940
2.270 1.910
1.840 1.850
1.850 1.800
1.250 1.780
0.730 1.460
0.460 1.170
0.204 0.779

a. Vmax= 2.22 mol/L.min Km = 0.38 mol/L
b.Vmax= 5.33 mol/L.min Km = 0.55 mol/L
c. Vmax= 3.21 mol/L.min Km = 0.48 mol/L
d. Vmax= 4.03 mol/L.min Km = 0.40 mol/L
9. What is the common name of tetradecanoic acid?
a. Myristic acid c. Linolenic acid
b. Linoleic acid d. Palmitic acid
10. This microbe grows exactly at 88 degrees Celsius
a. Alcaligenes c. PyrolobusFumarii
b. Thermococcusceler d. CorynebacteriumGlutamicum
11. What is the 1-letter code for the amino acid Lysine?
a. J b. K c. L d. M
12. This is a common cause of acquired hyperammonemia.
a. Liver Disease c. Glutamine
b. Aspartate d. Cathepsins
13. In the DNA, the bases are arranged such that adenine is
complementary with
a. Cytosine b. Guanine c. Pepsin d. Thiamine
14. Who determined the primary structure of protein hormone
insulin?
a. Otto Hahn c.Gowland Hopkins
b. Frederick Sanger d. Fritz Haber
15. This class of enzyme catalyzes the bonding together of two
substrate molecules, with the participation of ATP.
a. Ligase b. Lyase c. Isomerase d. Transferase
16. What is the only macromolecule whose monomers don't
undergo dehydration to become long-chain polymers?
a. Lipids b. Nucleic Acid c. Proteins d. Carbohydrates
17. What enzyme do cows have that allow them to digest
cellulose?
a. alpha-amylase c. maltase
b. beta-amylase d. lactase
18. What is the most abundant protein in the human blood?
a. albumin c. fibrinogen
b. globulins d. clotting factors
19. A competitive inhibitor of an enzyme is usually
a. a highly reactive compound
b. a metal ion such as Hg
2+
or Pb
2+

c. structurally similar to the substrate.
d. water insoluble
20. What is the number of amino acids commonly associated with
the mammalian protein?
a. 20 b. 24 c. 30 d. 46
21. At 3PM, the bacteria count in your petri dish is 25,000. If the
growth rate is 2.5%, approximately how many bacteria will there be
by 10 PM?
a. 27,700 b. 28, 300 c. 29,700 d. 30,900
22. During the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch to glucose, it was
found out that at 10% starch concentration, the rate of conversion
was 0.06kg per second. Determine the maximum production of
glucose that can be attained if the shift runs for 8 hours, and the
Michaelis- Menten constant is 30.
a. 5180 kg b. 5930 kg c. 6910 kg d. 7820 kg
Environmental Engineering
1.A 2 m
3
sample of ammonia is diffused in a 10 m
3
room where 4
students are staying. The sample is then increased by 50% when
the students detected the odor. Calculate the MDOTC (minimum
detectable odor threshold concentration).
a. 4.333 b. 6.0 c. 11 d. 5.67
2. It is used as defoliant in Vietnam War and also known as Agent
Orange
a. TCDD Dioxin b. Toxaphene c. PCBs d. PAH
3. What chemicals have been banned in most of the world
because of their role in destroying the ozone layer
a. Metal oxides c. DDT
b. peroxides d. Cholorofluorocarbons
4. Which of the following gases is having the widest explosion limit
(about 2 to 81% in gas air mixture), rendering it the property of the
most explosive gas?
a. Hydrogen c. Carbon monoxide
b. Acetylene d. Ammonia
5. Recycling process for suspended growth used in wastewater
treatment
a. Aerated lagoon c. Trickling filter
b. Activated sludge d. Clarifier
6. Persons working in cement plants and limestone quarries are
more prone to disease like
a. Cancer c. Silicosis
b. Asthma d. Flourosis (bone disease)
7. In year 2000, which city was generally considered to have
Americas worst air pollution problem?
a. New York b. Los Angeles c. Detroit d. Miami
8. A wastewater had an ultimate BOD of 300mg/L. At 20C, the 5-
day BOD was 200mg/L and the reaction rate was 0.22/day. What
would be the 5-day BOD of this waste be at 25C?
a. 130mg/L b. 230mg/L c. 330mg/L d. 430mg/L
9. It is the parameter that can be sensed in human organs of eye,
nose, and throat. They include impurities quantified in color,
turbidity, odor and taste.
a. Chemical Parameters c. Organoleptic Parameters
b. Physical Parameters d. Refractory Parameters
10. Nitrates is an important water parameter and it results to a
baby syndrome known as ________.
a. Babinski movement
b. methemoglobinemia
c. ItaiItai
d. Teratogenocity
11. This type of chemical indicator is used to determine the level of
plant nutrients in a sample of water, indicating the presence of
a. sulfur and silicon
b. . carbon and hydrogen
c. nitrogen and potassium
d. oxygen and carbon dioxide
12. The amount of dissolved oxygen in the water supports different
varieties of invertebrates. Which of the organisms in the question
above would you likely find in water that has a dissolved oxygen
level of 2?
a. Midge larva
b. Stonefly nymph
c. Water boatman
d. Mosquito larva
13. It is an international treaty governing the movement of liquid
modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology
from one country to another
a. U.N. Protocol
b. Kyoto Protocol
c. London Protocol
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d. Cartagena Protocol
14. It is the measure of corrosive effects on nature.
a. pH
b. Total Organic Carbon
c. Thermal Pollution
d. Dissolved Oxygen
15. The 'R-value' used in the building and construction industry is a
measure of what quality of a materials?
a. Life expectancy
b. Cost
c. Thermal Resistance
d. Tensile Strength
16. Which propellants, once found in aerosol cans, are thought to
be harmful to the ozone layer?
a. Chlorofluorocarbons
b. Carbonate
c. Carbonite
d. Chlorine
17. Photochemical smog results from an interaction between
nitrogen oxide, peroxyacyl nitrates (PANs), and which of the
following:
a. ozone
b. sulfuric acid
c. methane
d. oxygen
18. The tallest wind turbine in the world has rotor tips that reach
over ____ above the ground.
a. 100m
b. 200m
c. 250m
d. 300m
19. Determine the theoretical oxygen demand (mg/L) of 3.5 ppm of
sucrose
a. 4.5 mg/L
b. 3.9 mg/L
c. 2.9 mg/L
d. 5.0 mg/L
20. A 2-mL sewage sample , with a final DO concentration of 150.5
mg/L, was diluted to a final volume of 8.0mL at 30 C, and the
corresponding BOD10 measured was 193.0 mg/L. Determine the
BOD5 of the sample at 35 C.
a. 174 mg/L
b. 160 mg/L
c. 183 mg/L
d. 200 mg/L
Analytical Chemistry
1.Calculate the pH of a solution that is 0.200 M in NH3 and 0.300
M in NH4Cl. The dissociation constant Ka for NH4
+
is 5.70 x10
-10

a. 8.78
b. 4.14
c. 3.18
d. 9.07
2. It is an example of an reducing agent and is composed of 60%
Cu and 40% Mg
a. Devardas Alloy
b. Arnds alloy
c. TRIS
d. Trona
3. The solubility f an insoluble salt decreases when it is placed in a
solution already containing one of the salts ions. This is known as
the __________.
a. Ion effect
b. ionic strength
c. common ion effect
d. Activity effect
4. Generally, how does a base taste?
a. Bitter
b. Spicy
c. Salty
d. Sweet
5. This acid is used in almost all car batteries and is also known as
Oil of Vitriol:. What acid is it?
a. Sulphuric acid
b. Perchloric acid
c. acetic acid
d. nitric acid
6. A 0.2356g sample containing only NaCl (58.44 g/mol) and BaCl2
(208.25g/mol) yielded 0.4637g of dried AgCl (143.32
g/mol).Calculate the percent of each halogen compound in the
sample.
a. 63.02% NaCl , 36.98% BaCl2
b. 36.98% NaCl , 63.02% BaCl2
c. 55.01% NaCl , 44.99% BaCl2
d. 44.99% NaCl , 55.01% BaCl2
7. Who is considered as the Father of Analytical Chemistry?
a. Friedrich Wohler
b. IzaacMauritsKolthoff
c. Antoine Lavosier
d. Wilhelm Ostwald
8.In redox titration, what chemical substance is added to the
iodometry and iodometry analysis?
a. Argentum
b. Glucose
c. Starch
d. Phenolphthalein
9. A sample which contains only Fe2O3 (FM= 159.692) and Al2O3
(FM= 101.961) has a mass of 0.5622g. It is heated with H2,
reducing the Fe2O3 to Fe (FM= 55.847), leaving the Al2O3
unchanged. The mixture has a mass of 0.4582g. Calculate the %Al
(FM= 26.982) in the sample.
a. 20.35
b. 25.30
c. 30.25
d. 23.50
10. Which of the following indicator and the color of beyond
endpoint is likely to happen in Fajans method?
a. Potassium Dichromate / yellow precipitate
b. Silver Nitrate / Fluorescent yellow green
c. Sodium Fluorosceninate / bright pink
d. Ferric Alum / blood red
11. It is a complexation titration where it is used for cyanide
formation.
a. Back Titration
b. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid titration
c. Liebig method
d. Volhard method
12. All of the following methods are used for the analysis of
precipitate, EXCEPT?
a.Volhard's method
b. Haber's method
c. Fajan's method
d. Mohr's method
13. The gravimetric analysis involves preparation of solution,
digestion, filtration, washing, drying, weighing and igniting. The
term analyte refers to the elements that we are interested in the
analysis. What is the term that is used to refer to the other
elements or species that we are not interested in?
a. Matrix
b. Complex
c. Peptide
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d. Debris
14. A 0.200 g sample of impure

was analyzed by the


Volhard method. After adding 50.00 mL of 0.0700M

, the
sample was back titrated with 0.0600M KSCN, requiring 27.36mL
to reach the end point. Calculate the %w/w

sample.
a. 90.9%
b. 49.25%
c. 51.00 %
d. 35.45%
15. What is the density of a 54.3 wt % aqueous NaOH if 17.6 mL of
the solution diluted to 2 L gives 0.196 M NaOH?
a. 1.64 g/mL
b. 1.56 g/mL
c. 1.43 g/mL
d. 1.34 g/mL
16. How many Nobel peace prizes in chemistry have been
awarded to women?
a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6
17. Which of the following may not be used in the determination of
sugars?
a.Polarimetry
b. TLC chromatography
c. Copper reduction methods
d. Lane and Eynon methods
18. Both classical and instrumental methods can be used to
determine the concentration of a specific element or species in a
compound. Which of the following pairs is the wrong combination
of the type of analysis with its characteristic?
a.Potentiometric analysis voltage
b. Gravimetric analysis mass
c. Volumetric analysis volume
d. Spectrophotometric analysis - density
19. What is the molarity of potassium hydroxide if 38.65mL of KOH
solution is required to titrate 25.84 mL of 0.1982 M HCl acid
solution?
a.0.1325 M b. 0.2648 M
c. 0.3748 M d. 0.9773 M
20. Radon is a radioactive gas found below ground. If a sample of
radon occupies 29mL at 30C, what volume will it occupy at 600K?
assume constant pressure
a.49 Ml b. 57mL c. 63 mL d. 69 mL

GROUP NO. 4
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
1. An electrochemical cell in which chemical reaction is forced to
occur by the application of an outside source of energy is
a. galvanic
b. electrolytic
c. electrical
d. chemical
2. A solution of acetic acid (Ka = 1.77 x 10
5
) has a pH of 2.876.
What is the percent dissociation?
a. 2.25%
b. 4.55%
c. 1.33%
d. 1.66%
3. Helium is used in balloons in place of hydrogen because it is
a. Incombustible
b. Lighter than hydrogen
c. Radioactive
d. More abundant than hydrogen
4. The standard electrode potential for the half cell reactions are:
Zn
2+
+ 2e
-
Zn E = -0.76 V
Fe
2+
+ 2e
-
Fe E = -0.44 V
The emf of the cell reaction: Fe
2+
+ Zn Zn
2+
+ Fe is
a. +1.20 V
b. +0.32 V
c. -0.32 V
d. -1.20 V
5. There are four laws governing thermodynamics. The zeroth is
concerned with thermal equilibrium of three systems, the first law
describes that the total energy of the universe remains constant
and the second law tells us that entropy of a non-equilibrium
system will increase over time. What does the third law of
thermodynamics describe?

a) As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches a constant (Avogadro's number).
b) As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches infinity.
c) As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches a constant (zero).
d) As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a
system approaches critical mass.

6. According to the electromagnetic spectrum, which region is the
most energetic?
a) radio b) infrared
c) gamma d) ultra-violet (UV)
7. The incongruent melting point is so called
A.) peritectic temperature
B.) meritectic temperature
C.) transition temperature
D.) all of the above
8. The colors in the gemstone opal result from
A.) the diffraction of visible light by colloidal crystals in
the stone
B.) absorption by transition metal complexes
C.) contamination by large organic molecules which
absorb light in the visible region
D.) radioactivity
9. What compound is used in airbags of automobiles? Hint: This
compound decomposes when trigger by the impact of collision.
A. NaN3
B. CO2
C. SF6
D. Ca(NO3)2
10. A solution is prepared by dissolving 0.035 kg of hemoglobin
(Hb) in enough water to make up 1L in volume. If the osmotic
pressure of the solution is found to be 10.0 mmHg at 77
0
F,
calculate the molar mass of haemoglobin.
A. 5.38 x 10
-4
g/mol
B. 5.38 x 10
4
g/mol
C. 6.51 x 10
4
kg/mol
D. 65.1 x 10
3
g/mol
11. For ideal gases which of the following statements are correct?
i. At constant temperature, the volume of a fixed mass of
gas is proportional to the external pressure.
ii. At a given temperature and external pressure, equal
volumes of any ideal gas contain the same number
of molecules.
iii. At a given temperature, the molecules in any ideal gas
have the same average velocity.
iv. At a given pressure and temperature, the mean-free
path of a gas is independent of the volume of the
containing vessel.
a) (ii) and (iii)
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b) (i) and (iii)
c) (i) and (ii)
d) (ii) and (iv)
12. Which of the following substances has the smallest Van der
Waals a constant?
a. NH3
b. N2 (Answer)
c. CH2Cl2
d. CCl4
13. The ___________ of a liquid is the temperature at which its
vapor pressure equals the external pressure.
a. Critical temperature
b. Triple point temperature
c. Boiling temperature
d. None of the above
14. Cobalt - 60 is used as a source of __________ in medical
therapy & industrial radiography.
a. X-rays
b. -rays
c. -rays
d. -rays
15. A solution contains 5 grams of urea per 100 grams of water.
What will be the vapor pressure (in mmHg) of this solution at 25
0
C? The vapor pressure of water at this temperature is 23.756
mmHg.
a. 23.756 mmHg
b. 23.40 mmHg
c. 24.51 mmHg
d. 27,12 mmHg
16. The following equilibrium exists between NO2 and its dimer
N2O4: 2 NO2 <--> N2O4 What happens to the equilibrium
concentration of N2O4 if the equilibrium concentration of NO2 is
doubled?
A. Remains the same
B. Doubles
C. Quadruples
D. Increases by a factor of 8
BIOCHEMICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
1. Method used to free milk from disease or germs
a. Lypophitization
b. Pasteurisation
c. Fermentation
d. Putrefaction
2. Calculate the isoelectric point of lysine? (pKa = 2.18, pKa= 8.95
and pKa = 10.53)
a. 9.74
b. 7.22
c. 6.36
d. 5.57
3. An enzyme is produced for producing a sun protection lotion.
Given kinetic data for the enzyme reaction with Vm=2.5mM/min,
Km=8.9mM and So=12mM, what would be the time required for
95% conversion in a batch reactor?
a. 10.3 min
b. 12.6 min
c. 15.2 min
d. 17.7 min
4. In countries nearer to polar region, the roads are sprinkled with
CaCl2. This is
a. To minimize pollution
b. To minimize the accumulation of dust on the road
c. To minimize the wear and tear of the road
d. To minimize the snow fall
5. What is an example of a 5 carbon sugar?
a) Sucrose b) Glucose
c) Fructose d) Ribose
6. Persons working in cement plants and limestone quarries are
more prone to disease like:
a) Asthma
b) Silicosis
c) Cancer
d) Flourosis (Bone Disease)
7. The group of microorganisms that grow in the presence of low
oxygen concentration is called
A. Pathogens
B. Microaerophiles *
C. Fungi
D. Bacteria
8. The damaging pollutants in the 1952 London smog event were:
A. CO2 and SO2
B. Particulates and NO2
C. NO2 and SO2
D. SO2 and particulates *
9. There are several forms suggested by which Michaelis Menten
equation may be expressed linearly. If the substrate concentration,
S, is plotted against reaction velocity, V; a linear plot is obtained.
The equation is called;

A. Lineweaver and Burke equation
B. Eadie-Hoftsee equation
C. Hanes-Woolf equation
D. Eisentahl and Cornish Bowden equation
10. Which of the following statements concerning cofactors is
incorrect?
A. All conjugated enzymes contain cofactors
B. Some cofactors are metal ions
C. A cofactor is the nonprotein portion of an enzyme
D. Vitamins cannot be cofactors
11. H2S present in gaseous stream can be removed by adsorption
on
A. Silica gel
B. Magnesium oxide
C. Bog iron
D. Limestone powder
12. 12.) The widest explosive limit is of __________ , thereby
making it the most explosive gas.
A. Acetylene
B. Petrol vapor
C. Hydrogen
D. Carbon monoxide
13. After squirting on a bit of anti-perspirant, I go back to my
bedroom to get dressed. Which of the following might be an
ingredient in the anti-perspirant that will help keep me perspiration-
free throughout the day?
a. Aluminium chlorohydrates
b. Hydrochloric acid
c. Ammonia
d.Lead sulphide
14. I've just risen from bed and stumble sleepily into the shower. I
grab the shampoo and start lathering up my hair. Which of the
following substances causes the suds and removes any dirt from
my hair?
a. Ammonium chloride
b. Ammonium lauryl sulphate
c. Sodium hydroxide
d. Calcium carbonate
15. Exposure to small amount of __________ results in high blood
pressure & heart disease in human beings.
A. hydrogen sulphide
B. mercury
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C. cadmium
D. asbestos
16. Hardness of water is usually expressed as parts per million of
______________
a. CaCl2
b. CaCO3
c. Na2CO3
d. MgSO4
17. A spectacular luminous display produced from collision of solar
particles observed in the Southern Hemisphere.
a. Aurora Australis
b. Aurora Borealis
c. Aurora Coriolis
d. Aurora Habilis
18. Organelles that transport material of cellular product
a. Lysosomes
b. Golgi bodies
c. Mitochondria
d. Cytoplasm
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
1. In the titration of a weak acid with a strong base, which of the
following is the best indicator to be used?
a. Bromocresol green
b. Methyl orange
c. Methyl red
d . phenolphthalein
2. A 1.5176 g sample of CaCO3 was dissolved in an acidic
solution. The calcium was precipitated as CaC2O4 H2O (146.11)
and the ignited precipitate at 230 C was found to weigh 0.8249 g.
What is the percentage of CaO (56.08) in the sample?
a. 20.9%
b. 23.8%
c. 41.8%
d. 47.6%

3. 0.023g of sodium metal is reacted with 100cm
3
water. The pH of
the resulting solution is
a. 10
b. 11
c. 12
d. 9
4. A ligand is an ion or a molecule that forms an ionic bond with a
cation or a neutral metal atom by donating a pair of electron that
are then shared by the two.
a. True
b. False
c. Sometimes
d. Not enough information
5. How many nobel prizes in chemistry have been awarded to
women ?
a) 2 b) 3 c) 5 d) 7
6. 50.0 mL of solution containing 3.00 millimoles of Fe2+ is titrated
with 23.5 mL of 0.01667M (Cr2O7)2- . Compute the potential of the
resulting solution against an SCE reference electrode of 0.242
volts. The H+ concentration may be assumed to be constant at 1.0
M.
a) 2.25
b) 1.05
c) 5.7
d) 1.25
7. Which of the following has an effect on the magnitude of the
equilibrium constant?
A. Presence of catalyst
B. Concentration of the reactants and products
C. Change in volume of container
D. Change in temperature
8. consider the following two equilibria and their respective
equilibrium constants:
(1)NO(g) + O2(g) NO2(g)
(2)2NO2(g) 2NO(g) + O2(g)
Which one of the following is the correct relationship between the
equilibrium constants K1 and K2?
A. K2 = 2/k1
B. K2 = (1/K1)
2

C. K2 = -K1/2
D. K2 = 1/(2k1)
E. K2= 1/(2K1)
2

9. An aqueous solution weighing 276.0g contains 57 g of 1-
chloropropanol. The mole fraction of 1-chloropropanol is:
A. 0.47
B. 0.047 *
C. 0.97
D. 0.65
10. Which of the following reactors produces amalgated zinc?
A. Walden Reductor
B. Lindlar's Reactor
C. Jones Reactor*
D. Wij Reductor
11. Which of the following is a weak Bronsted-Lowry acid?
A. HCl
B. HNO3
C. H2SO4
D. H2S
12. In complexometric titration, the most common used chelating
agent is EDTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid). EDTA's
molecules will combine with metals to form chelate. EDTA is
classified as a?
A. Bidentate ligand
B. Monodentate ligand
C. Hexadentate ligand
D. Tetradentate ligand
13. Amphoteric salts, also known as amphiprotic salts, are often
used in the preparation of buffer solutions. An amphoteric salt can
act as an acid or a base, depending on the values of its
dissociation constants. Which of the followings is (are) an
amphiprotic molecules(s)?
a.Na2HPO4
b.NaH2PO4
c.Both of these
d.None of these
14. All of the following methods are used for the analysis of
precipitate, EXCEPT?
A. Haber's method
B. Volhard's method
C. Mohr's method
D. Fajan's method
15. 32.00 g of sodium hydroxide were dissolved in 250.0 mL of
solution to prepare the titrant. 25.00 mL of sulfuric acid were
titrated with the prepared titrant. It took 16.00 mL of sodium
hydroxide solution to titrate to the end point. What is the molarity of
the sulfuric acid?
a. 1.545 M
b. 1.024 M
c. 2.5 M
d. 0.5 M
16. Which of the following indicates that the pK of an acid is
numerically equal to the pH of the solution when the molar
concentration of the acid and its conjugate base are equal?
a. Michaelis-Menten equation
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b. Henderson-Hasselbalch equation
c. Hardy-Windberg law
d. Haldanes Equation
17. A 0.3259 gram of sample containing only NaCl and BaCl2
yielded 0.5659 gram of dried AgCl. Calculate the % of each
halogen compound in the sample.
a. 45% NaCl, 55% BaCl2
b. 53.29%NaCl, 46.71% BaCl2
c. 23.71% NaCl, 76.29% BaCl2
d. 33.29% NaCl, 66.71% BaCl2
18. Calculate the pH of a 0.0250 M solution of sodium carbonate.
For carbonic acid, ka1 = 4.45x10^-7 and ka2 = 4.69x10^-11
A.) 8.34 B.) 9.38
C.) 10.02 D.) 11.53

QUESTIONS (QUICE GROUP V PM CLASS)
I. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
1. A sample of chromite weighing 0.2000 g is fused with Na2O2
leached, and adicified. To the solution is added a certain weight
of FeSO47H2O crystals, which is in excess of that required to
reduce the Cr (VI) present. The excess ferrous sulfate is titrated
with K2Cr2O7 (1.000 mL 0.005585 g Fe), and 10.10 mL are
used, but it is necessary to back-titrate with 0.2000 mL of a
ferrous solution containing 19.60 g of FeSO4(NH4)2SO46H2O
per liter. If the percentage of Cr2O3 in the ore is 50.66 %, what
weight of FeSO47H2O was added?
A. 0.27 g B. 0.84 g C. 1.11 g D. 1.39 g
2. If 0.7530 g of Fe(NO3)39H2O is dissolved in water, and 1.37
mL HCl (specific gravity 1.11, containing 21.92 % HCl by weight)
are added, what total volume of NH4OH (sp. gr. 0.96, contg.
9.91 % NH3 by weight) are theoretically required to neutralize
the acid and precipitate all the iron as Fe(OH)3?
A. 1.97 B. 2.30 C. 2.63 D. 2.97
3. It is best used for quantitative analysis and for thermally
sensitive compounds. It is strictly a low-resolution technique and
cannot be used with columns whose inner diameter is less than
0.2 mm.
A. Split injection B. On-column Injection
C. Splitless Injection D. None of the Above
4. After the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in 1985, one
atmospheric chemist led the first expedition in 1986 specifically
intended to make chemical measurements of the Antarctic
atmosphere by using balloons and ground-based spectroscopy.
The expedition discovered that ozone depletion occurred after
polar sunrise and that the concentration of chemically active
chlorine in the stratosphere was ~100 times greater than had
been predicted from gas-phase chemistry. Who is this
atmospheric chemist?
A. Christian Friedrich Schnbein B. Susan Solomon
C. Arie Jan Haagen-Smit D. Gordon Dobson
5. Below are the regions of the UV/Visible and IR Spectrum with
their corresponding wavelength range, which of the following is
not correctly paired?
A. Region UV ; Wavelength Range 180 to 308 nm
B. Region Visible ; Wavelength Range 380 to 780 nm
C. Region Near-IR ; Wavelength Range 0.78 to 2.5 m
D. Region Mid-IR ; Wavelength Range 2.5 to 50 m
6. The first description of spectral features beyond the simple
observation of colors was by _______ in 1802, who noted dark
lines while observing the solar spectrum with a microscope.
A. Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
B. William Hyde Wollaston
C. Joseph Fraunhofer
D. Gustav Robert
7. In spectroscopy, attenuate means to decrease the energy per
second of in beam of radiation. In terms of the photon model,
attenuate means to decrease the number of photons per second
in the beam.
A. The first statement is correct and the second statement is
incorrect.
B. The first statement is incorrect and the second statement is
correct.
C. Both of the statements are correct.
D. Both of the statements are incorrect.

8. Which of the following is not a desirable property of an
ideal standard solution for titrimetric method?
A. Sufficiently stable
B. React rapidly and completely with the analyte
C. Undergo a selective reaction with the analyte
D. None of the above
9. Which of the following is NOT a criterion for gravimetric
analysis?
A. The product should be hard to filter.
B. The product should be free from impurities.
C. The weighed form of the product should be of
known composition.
D. The desired substance must completely precipitate
from solution.
10. It is an occurrence wherein a contaminant ion of the
same charge and size replaces an ion in the lattice of a
crystal.
A. Occlusion
B. Peptidization
C. Mixed Crystal Formation
D. Electrolytic Displacement
11. Which British bacteriologist, who discovered penicillin in
1928, won the 1945 Nobel Prize for this achievement?
A. Alexander Fleming
B. Sir Almroth Edward Wright
C. Mary Barber
D. Frederick Griffith
12. What chemical element discovered in 1789 did Marie
Curie prove to be radioactive in 1896?
A. Radium
B. Uranium
C. Polonium
D. Mercury
II. BIOCHEMICAL
III. ENGINEERING/ BIOCHEMISTRY/ BIOTECHNOLOGY
1. Which among the following is INCORRECT regarding the
advantages of continuous sterilization?
A. Simplifies production planning
B. Can be operated at a high temperature, thus shortening
the sterilization time
C. Requires greater amount of steam and less cooling
water
D. Easier to automate the process
2. Permanent cell lines are generally ____________.
A. Diploid
B. do not survive repeated sub-culture
C. anchorage dependent
D. do not exhibit contact inhibition
3. It is the deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body
tissues.
A. stone leprosy B. hypoxia
C. argyria D. leukemia
4. It is also known as benzyl-penicillinic acid.
A. Penicillin A B. Penicillin C
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C. Penicillin E D. Penicillin G
5. It is the oldest of the artificial sweeter having been used for
over 100 years.
A. saccharin C. aspartame
B. sodium cyclamate D. stevia
6. These fatty acids are naturally present in human breast milk.
They are also been approved by FDA in 2001 to be included in
infant formulas.
A. arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid
B. docosahexaenoic acid eicosapentaenoic acid
C. eicosapentaenoic acid and linoleum acid
D. docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid
7. Serine, cysteine, Threonine, Asparagine, Glutamine and
Tyrosine are classified as:
A. Nonpolar amino acids C. polar neurtral amino acids
B. polar basic amino acids D. polar acidic amino acid
8. Which of the following classes/subclasses of enzymes do not
match the reaction they catalyse?
A. Racemases - transfer of functional group between molecules
B. Mutases - transfer of a functional group from one position to
another in the same molecule
C. Transminases - transfer of amino group between substarte
D. Kinases - transfer of phosphate group between substrate
IV. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
1. A gas in expanding against a constant pressure of 2atm from 10
to 20 liters absorbs 300 calories of heat. What is the change in
the internal energy of the gas in cal?
A. -184 cal
B. -484 cal
C. 668 cal
D. -668 cal
2. Using the Van der Waals equation, find the temperature at
which 3mol of S02 will occupy a volume of 10L at a pressure of
15atm. (a=6.71,b=0.0564)
A. 336
o
C
B. 609K
C. 623K
D. 630
o
C
3. During the nineteenth century, Friedrich Kohlrausch showed that
at low concentrations, the molar conductivities of strong
electrolytes vary linearly with the square root of the
concentration which is presented as:


What is

?
A.


B. Limiting molar conductivity
C. Molar conductivity in the limit of zero concentration (when the
ions are effectively infinitely far apart and do not interact with
one another)
D. All of the above
4. What equation is shown?

K and a are constants that depend on the solvent and type of
macromolecule
Mvis the viscosity-average molar mass
A. Born-Mayer Equation
B. Mark-Kuhn-Houwink-Sakurada Equation
C. Einstein-Smoluchowski Equation
D. Hartree-Fock Equation
5. Which of the following statements is TRUE about colligative
properties of solutions?
A. A colligative is a property that depends only on the number
of solute particles present, not their identity.
B. A colligative is a property that depends on both the identity
and the number of solute particles present.
C. A colligative is a property that depends only on the identity
and not on the number of solute particles present.
D. None of the above
6. It is the most easily measured colligative property and is a very
useful method in estimating molecular weights even for very
dilute solutions.
A. Boiling point elevation
B. Freezing point depression
C. Osmotic pressure
D. Vapor pressure lowering
7. As a lead storage battery is discharged
A. water is used up
B. lead is formed
C. lead sulfate is consumed
D. sulfuric acid is consumed
8. His work on the determination of the useful work obtained from a
thermodynamic system at constant temperature and pressure
received little attention for more than 20 years because few
chemists could understand his mathematical treatment and
because of the fact that he published it in a relatively obscure
journal. Who was he?
A. Friedrich August Kekule
B. Josiah Willard Gibbs
C. Jacobus Hendricusvant Hoff
D. Gilbert Newton Lewis
9. This salt becomes more and more like a wet solution as more
water is absorbed. Nickel chloride must be ______________.
A. Delinquecent
B. Hygroscopic
C. Hydrophobic
D. Hydrophilic
10. Diamond (from ancient Greek adamas unbreakable) is
metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms
arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal
structure called diamond lattice. The largest diamond was found
on January 26, 1905, in the Premier No. 2 mine, near Pretoria,
south Africa at 3106.75 carat (621.35 g, 1.37 lb) rough weight
and about 10.5 cm (4.1 inches) long in its largest dimension. It
was named after the owner of the diamond mine. What is the
name of the largest diamond ever found?
A. Excelsior
B. Cullinan
C. Akbar Shah
D. Allnatt
11. 105.36 g of table salt was dissolved in 1 kg of water to form
homogeneous brine solution. The solution was poured into a
container holding 0.5 kg of ice. The container was then heated.
At what temperature will the resulting solution start to boil?
A. 214.25
o
F
B. 211.33
o
F
C. 215.37
o
F
D. 218.75
o
F
12. Which of the following is the consequence of Charles Law?
A. Increasing the amount of gas in a container of constant
volume increases the pressure.
B. A gas will expand to a larger volume if the pressure is
decreased.
C. The lower the density of the liquid in a barometer, the
higher the column of that liquid will be.
D. The density of a gas held at constant pressure
decreases when the temperature is increased.


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V. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
1. What is the BOD of 'clean water'? What can it not
exceed?
A. 10mg/L, 40mg/L
B. 1 mg/L, 3 mg/L
C. 5 mg/L, 6 mg/L
D. 2 mg/L, 4 mg/L
2. Particulates (< 1m size) remaining suspended in air
indefinitely and transported by wind currents are called
A. fumes
B. mist
C. smog
D. aerosols
3. Pick out the wrong statement.
A. The concentric atmosphere layer just above troposphere is
called stratosphere, which is rich in ozone.
B. Mesosphere is characterized by very low atmospheric
pressure and low temperature.
C. Troposphere is a dusty zone containing water vapor and
clouds.
D. The radio waves used in the long distance radio
communication are reflected back to earth by stratosphere.
4. Smoke is produced due to
A. Insufficient supply of combustion air and insufficient time for
combustion.
B. Poor quality of fuel and improper mixing of fuel &
combustion air.
C. Both a and b
D. None of the above
5. Which of the following practices produces the most
organic water pollution?
A. Intensive livestock farming C. Recreational boating
B. Paper mills D. Humans boating in the water
6. What structural modification of oxygen is an air pollutant
in the lower atmosphere but beneficial in the upper
atmosphere?
A. Oxides C. Ozone
B. Smog D. Particulate
7. 200 mL of Genesee river water was collected from just
below the brewery. 2 mL of river water diluted to 1 L,
aerated and seeded. The dissolved oxygen content was
7.8 mg/L initially. After 5 days, the dissolved oxygen
content had dropped to 5.9 mg/L. After 20 days, the
dissolved oxygen content had dropped to 5.3 mg/L. What
is the ultimate BOD?
A. 1161 mg/L C. 1361 mg/L
B. 1261 mg/L D. 1461 mg/L
8. What environmental problem is the result of chemical
reactions in the atmosphere that involve sulfur?
A. Acid rain
B. Roles in the ozone layer
C. Deforestation
D. Smog
9. It is considered the greatest reservoir of carbon.
A. Geologic
B. Oceanic
C. Terrestrial
D. None of these
10. What is the ThOD of 108.75 mg/L of glucose (C6H12O6)?
A. 116 mg/L O2
B. 114 mg/L O2
C. 118 mg/L O2
D. 120 mg/L O2
11. Which of the following is not a physical characteristic of
wastewater?
A. Turbidity
B. Odor
C. Hardness
D. Color
12. It is a very unstable gas used for disinfection, a very
powerful oxidant capable of oxidizing 200-300 times
more than chlorine and can reduce complex taste, odor,
and color.
A. Ozone
B. Hypochlorite
C. Hydrogen peroxide
D. Fluorine