You are on page 1of 2

REG.

NO:

MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, MANIPAL- 576104
II SEMESTER B.Tech. DEGREE END SEMESTER EXAMINATION
SUBJECT: ENGG. CHEMISTRY (CHM-102)
Time: 3 Hours

Date: May/June 2012

Max. Marks: 50

Note: Answer any five full questions.


Draw neat diagrams or equations wherever necessary

1.A.

B.
C.

2. A.

B.

C.

3. A.
B.

C.

i) How does a polyolefin separator function as a safety device in lithium ion cells?
ii) Calculate the emf of a concentration cell at 298 K consisting of two zinc electrodes
immersed in solutions of Zn2+ ions of 0.2 M and 0.02 M concentrations.
i) Explain the manufacture of water gas.
ii) Discuss the different types of thermotropic liquid crystals.
i) Explain vulcanization process of polypropylene. Write four advantages of vulcanized
rubber over natural rubber.
ii) Differentiate between the following;
a) Decorative chromium plating and hard chromium plating.
b) Anode and cathode in a galvanic cell.
[2+4+4]
Give reasons for the following;
a) Fluidized bed catalytic cracking is advantageous to fixed bed catalytic cracking.
b) Nickel spatula cannot be used to stir CuSO4 solution.
i) Discuss the process of softening of water in a mixed bed deionizer.
ii) Explain the passivity behavior of aluminium when exposed to H2SO4 of increasing
oxidizing power.
i) In the estimation of nitrogen by Kjeldahl method, 2 g of coal sample was used. The
ammonia evolved was collected in 30 mL N/10 H2SO4. To neutralize excess acid 10 mL
of NaOH was required. Determine the percentage of nitrogen in the given coal sample.
ii) Discuss solution polymerization technique. Mention two of its advantages over mass
polymerization.
[2+4+4]
i) How does addition of ZnSO4 into the cathodic site inhibit corrosion?
ii) Give any two advantages of lime soda process carried out at 353-423 K.
i) Describe the construction, working and characteristic features of Weston Cadmium
standard cell.
ii) Describe the procedure and calculations involved in the determination of calorific
value of a given sample of coal.
i) Describe the construction,working and applications of PEMFC.
ii) Explain the electroless plating of copper with appropriate reactions.
1

[2+4+4]
4. A.

B.
C.

Justify the following;


a) The dry cell has limited design life.
b) 18-8 stainless steel undergoes inter-granular corrosion in the range 720-920 K.
i) Describe the construction and charging reactions of lead acid battery.
ii) Explain potentiometric measurement of emf of a cell.
i) What is the concentration of Cu2+ in the following cell at 298 K, if the emf is 0.601V?
Ni2+|Ni(0.3188)|| Cu2+(x) | Cu
ii) Give the preparation and two important uses and properties of silicone rubber.
[2+4+4]

5. A.

i) How are lyotropic crystals prepared?


ii) What is bakelite? Why is it chemically non-resistant to NaOH?
B. i) Define and explain the significance of the following;
a) Helmholtz double layer.
b) Electrochemical series.
ii) A polymer sample contains 1, 2, 4 and 5 molecules having molecular weights 105,
2105, 4105 and 5105 respectively. Calculate the number average and weight average
molecular weight of the polymer.
C. i) Describe the reforming process of petrol.
ii) Justify the following;
a) TEL is always used along with ethylene dibromide in petrol engines.
b) Addition of dibutyl phthalate reduces Tg of a polymer.

6. A.

B.

C.

[2+4+4]
Give reasons for the following;
i) Caustic embrittlement can be avoided by using demineralized water.
ii) Additive process is preferred to subtractive process in the fabrication of PCBs.
Give an account of the following;
a) Effect of temperature and current density on electroplating.
b) Cathodic protection of iron.
i) Define and describe the following;
a) Kinetic polarization
b) Dry corrosion
ii) a) Describe the discharge reactions in Nicad battery
b)Explain the swing effect in LiCoO2 batteries.
[2+4+4]
************