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Year 11 HL Term 1 Practice Exam


chapters 1, 2 and 3
22/3/14
30 min

15 marks

NO calculators Allowed

1.

Which is the best definition of electronegativity?


A.

Electronegativity is the energy required for a gaseous atom to gain an electron.

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B.

Electronegativity is the attraction of an atom for a bonding pair of electrons.

C.

Electronegativity is the attraction between the nucleus and the valence electrons of an
atom.

D.

Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to attract electrons from another atom.


(Total 1 mark)

2.

Which statements about the isotopes of chlorine,

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17 Cl

I.

They have the same chemical properties.

II.

They have the same atomic number.

III.

They have the same physical properties.

A.

I and II only

B.

I and III only

C.

II and III only

D.

I, II and III

and

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17 Cl ,

are correct?

(Total 1 mark)

3.

In the emission spectrum of hydrogen, which electronic transition would produce a line in the
visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum?
A.

n = 2 n = 1

B.

n=3n=2

C.

n=2n=3

D.

n=n=1
(Total 1 mark)

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4.

Which statement describes the trends of electronegativity values in the periodic table?
A.

Values increase from left to right across a period and increase down a group.

B.

Values increase from left to right across a period and decrease down a group.

C.

Values decrease from left to right across a period and increase down a group.

D.

Values decrease from left to right across a period and decrease down a group.
(Total 1 mark)

5.

Which equation best represents the first ionization energy of magnesium?


+

A.

Mg(s) Mg (s) + e

B.

Mg(g) Mg (g) + 2e

C.

Mg(g) Mg (g) + e

D.

Mg(s) Mg (g) + e

2+
+

(Total 1 mark)

6.

Consider the relative abundance of the isotopes of element X.


Isotope

Relative abundance (%)

24

80

25

10

26

10

X
X
X

What is the relative atomic mass of X?


A.

24

B.

25

C.

Between 24 and 25

D.

Between 25 and 26
(Total 1 mark)

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7.

The graph represents the energy needed to remove nine electrons, one at a time, from
an atom of an element. Not all of the electrons have been removed.

Which element could this be?


A.

B.

Si

C.

D.

S
(Total 1 mark)

8.

Between which ionization energies of boron will there be the greatest difference?
A.

Between 1st and 2nd ionization energies

B.

Between 2nd and 3rd ionization energies

C.

Between 3rd and 4th ionization energies

D.

Between 4th and 5th ionization energies


(Total 1 mark)

9.

What are the products of the reaction between chlorine and water?
A.

O2, H2 and HCl

B.

H2 and OCl2

C.

HCl and HOCl

D.

HOCl, H2 and Cl2


(Total 1 mark)

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10.

Which property increases down group 1?


A.

First ionization energy

B.

Melting point

C.

Reactivity

D.

Electronegativity
(Total 1 mark)

11.

10

An ion has the electron configuration 1s 2s 2p 3s 3p 3d . Which ion could it be?


2+

A.

Ni

B.

Cu

C.

Cu

2+

D.

Co

3+

(Total 1 mark)

12.

Which statements about period 3 are correct?


I.

The electronegativity of the elements increases across period 3.

II.

The atomic radii of the elements decreases across period 3.

III.

The oxides of the elements change from acidic to basic across period 3.

A.

I and II only

B.

I and III only

C.

II and III only

D.

I, II and III
(Total 1 mark)

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13.

3+

What is the electron configuration of Fe ?


2

A.

[Ar]4s 3d

B.

[Ar]3d

C.

[Ar]4s 3d

D.

[Ar]4s 3d

(Total 1 mark)

14.

300 cm of water is added to a solution of 200 cm of 0.5 mol dm sodium chloride.


What is the concentration of sodium chloride in the new solution?
3

A.

0.05 mol dm

B.

0.1 mol dm

C.

0.2 mol dm

D.

0.3 mol dm

(Total 1 mark)

15.

4.00 mol of a hydrocarbon with an empirical formula of CH2 has a mass of 280 g. What
is the molecular formula of this compound?
A.

C2H4

B.

C3H6

C.

C4H8

D.

C5H10
(Total 1 mark)

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