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AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION BOARD


HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
CLASS XII EXAMINATION
MAY 2014
Chemistry Paper I
Time: 40 minutes Marks: 30

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read each question carefully.
2. Answer the questions on the separate answer sheet provided. DO NOT write your answers on the
question paper.
3. There are 100 answer numbers on the answer sheet. Use answer numbers 1 to 30 only.
4. In each question there are four choices A, B, C, D. Choose ONE. On the answer grid black out
the circle for your choice with a pencil as shown below.
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5. If you want to change your answer, ERASE the first answer completely with a rubber, before
blacking out a new circle.
6. DO NOT write anything in the answer grid. The computer only records what is in the circles.
7. You may use a scientific calculator if you wish.
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1.

An ion X-2 has 18 electrons in total. To which of the following groups of the periodic table will
this element belong?
A.
B.
C.
D.

2.

The boiling point of hydrogen fluoride is much higher than the other hydrogen halides because
of the
A.
B.
C.
D.

3.

3
4
5
6

Which of the following may happen during the reaction of potassium permanganate with oxalic
acid in the presence of sulphuric acid?
A.
B.
C.
D.

6.

single bonds.
double bonds.
triple bonds.
single and double bonds.

In [Co(C2O 4 )3 ]4 , the metal ion has a coordination number of


A.
B.
C.
D.

5.

small size of the halogen atom.


strength of the hydrogen halogen covalent bond.
presence of hydrogen bonding among its molecules.
volatile nature of hydrogen fluoride at room temperature.

In the massive silicon dioxide crystal, every silicon atom is bonded to oxygen atoms through
A.
B.
C.
D.

4.

IIIA
IVA
VIA
VIIIA

Oxalic acid acts as an oxidizing agent.


Sulphuric acid acts as a reducing agent.
Oxalic acid is oxidized to CO2 and H2O.
Potassium permanganate loses electrons.

Which of the following is TRUE about SN1 reaction?


A.
B.
C.
D.

The reaction is bimolecular.


The reaction requires strong bases.
The reaction involves two-step mechanism.
The reaction is favoured by non-polar solvents.

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7.

Which of the following is the leaving group in the given nucleophilic substitution reaction?
CH3CH2Br + KOH

8.

A.

CH 3CH 2 +

B.
C.
D.

K+
OH
Br

CH3CH2OH + KBr

Ethyl magnesium bromide + methanal


Ethyl magnesium bromide + ethanal
Ethyl magnesium bromide + propanone
Ethyl magnesium bromide + ethyl acetate

Which of the following is the major product when an aqueous solution of phenol reacts with
excess bromine water?
A.
B.
C.
D.

10.

Which of the following reactants yields 1-propanol (primary alcohol)?


A.
B.
C.
D.

9.

H2O

bromobenzene
o-bromophenol
m-bromophenol
2,4,6-tribromophenol

Which of the following is the IUPAC name of the given compound?


CH3
CH

OH

CH3
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.

Propyl alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol
1-propanol
2-propanol

Which of the following CORRECTLY differentiates alcohols and phenols?


Alcohol
More acidic
Gives negative result with
neutral ferric chloride
OH group is attached to
sp3 hybridized carbon
High boiling point

I.
II.
III.
IV.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Phenol
Less acidic
Gives positive result with
neutral ferric chloride
OH group is attached to sp2
hybridized carbon
Low boiling point

I and II only
II and III only
III and IV only
I and IV only
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12.

Methanol and ethanol are readily soluble in water due to the presence of
A.
B.
C.
D.

13.

Which of the following will add across the double bond first when ethylene reacts with bromine
(Br2 ) in the presence of CCl 4 ?
A.
B.
C.
D.

14.

Br
Br +
Cl

Cl +

Which of the following compounds shows geometrical isomerism?


A.
B.
C.
D.

15.

ionic bonding.
covalent bonding.
hydrogen bonding.
co-ordinate covalent bonding.

1-bromoethylene
2-methylpropene
2-methyl-2-butene
1-bromo-2-chloropropene

Which of the following molecules possesses a chiral centre?

COOH
HO

COOH

COOH

HO

CH3

CH3
A.

B.

COOH
HO

OH

COOH
HO

C
CH3

CH3
C.

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CH3

D.

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16.

Which of the following compounds gives a positive iodoform test?

O
C

CH3CH2

CH3CH2CH2

CH2CH3

A.

CH2CH3

CH3CH2

C.
17.

CH2CH2CH3

D.

Which of the following compounds does NOT give a positive silver mirror test?

O
CH3

CH3

A.

CH2

CH3

CH2

CH2

CH3

B.
C.
D.

CH 3COOH
ClCH 2COOH
Cl 2CHCOOH

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CH2
D.

Which of the following compounds is the most acidic?


CF3COOH

C.

A.

B.

18.

CH3

B.

O
C6H5

CH3

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19.

Which of the following options is FALSE with reference to the presence of carboxylic acids in
different natural products?
A.
B.
C.
D.

20.

C6 H 5 NO 2
CH 3C N
CH 3CONH 2
HOOCCH 2 NH 2

Milk proteins get denatured when lemon juice is added to the milk. The process of denaturation
affects all EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.

23.

petrol.
toluene.
benzene.
naphthalene.

Which of the following molecules contains acid amide functional group?


A.
B.
C.
D.

22.

Natural Product
Milk
Grapes
Proteins
Lemons

Coal tar is a by-product obtained in the destructive distillation of coal. It contains all of the
following aromatic compounds EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.

21.

Type of Carboxylic Acids


Acetic acid
Tartaric acid
Amino acid
Citric acid

primary structure of proteins.


secondary structure of proteins.
tertiary structure of proteins.
biological activity of proteins.

Which of the following enzymes helps in the digestion of starch in the human body?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Pepsin
Lipase
Trypsin
Amylase

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24.

The given equation shows a petrochemical and its derivative.


nCH2

CH
C6H5

CH2

CH

CH2

n-1

C6H5

CH
C6H5

Which of the following pairs of monomers and polymers is shown in the given polymerization
process?
Monomer
Vinyl chloride
Styrene
Ethylene
Butadiene

A.
B.
C.
D.
25.

Which of the following is NOT a significant use of dye?


A.
B.
C.
D.

26.

plant life.
rubber tyres.
kidney tissues.
the nervous system.

Which of the following reacts with ozone and breaks it apart?


A.
B.
C.
D.

28.

It is used in boot polishes.


It is used in acid-base titrations.
It is used to colour wool and silk.
It is used in the extraction of sodium metal.

Urban smog results in the formation of peroxyacetyl nitrate which causes damage to
A.
B.
C.
D.

27.

Polymer
Polyvinyl chloride
Polystyrene
Polyethylene
Polybutadiene

[O]
Cl2
Cl
ClO

Which of the following regions of the electromagnetic spectrum has a wavelength 10-8m and is
used in disinfecting water?
A.
B.
C.
D.

X-rays
Infrared
Visible light
Ultraviolet light

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29.

Which of the following data CANNOT be obtained by IR spectroscopy?


A.
B.
C.
D.

30.

Molecular mass
Presence of C = O bonds
Presence of O H bonds
Nature of bonds ( and bonds)

The infrared spectrum shown below is of a compound K.


Bond

Range / cm-1

O H (alcohols)

3230 3550

O H (acids)

2500 3000

C=C

1620 1680

C=O

1680 1750

CO

1000 1300

CH

2850 3300

On the basis of absorptions marked as X, Y and Z, the structure of the compound is


(Hint: Table of infrared absorption data is given for your reference)
A.
B.
C.
D.

C6H6.
CH3COOH.
CH3COCH3.
CH3CH2OH.

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