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Subject: Science (Chemistry)
Grade: IX Topic: Is Matter around us pure
Answer the following question:
1. List the points of differences between homogeneous and heterogeneous
2. How are sol, solution and suspension different from each other?
3. To make a saturated solution, 96g of CuSO4 is dissolved in 234g of Acetone at
25C. Find its mass percentage corresponding to that temperature.
4. Classify the following as chemical or physical changes.
Cutting of trees.
Melting of vanaspathi in the hot sun.
Rusting of water pipe.
Conversion of Acetone to vapour state.
Burning of newspaper.
Making a fruit juice from apple.
5. Which of the following do not exhibit Tyndall Effect?
Starch solution, Sugar solution, Ink, Salt solution, Copper sulphate solution,
NH4Cl solution, Fog, Smoke, Car exhausts.
6. What will happen if a saturated solution is (i) heated and (ii) cooled?
7. Define the following:
a) Sol b) Aerosol c) Emulsion d) Foam
8. Classify the following into solutions, suspensions and colloids.
Soda-water, milk, brine, blood, ink, smoke in air, chalk water mixture, milk of
magnesia, shaving cream, muddy river water.
9. Explain what happens when a beam of light is passed through a colloidal
10. What are (a) Metals (b) non-metals (c) metalloids? Give two examples for
11. Which of the following are not compounds? Justify your choices.
Chlorine gas, potassium chloride, Iron powder, Iron sulphide, Aluminium
foil, Iodine vapour, Graphite, Carbon monoxide.
12. Name a metal-
a) Which can be easily cut with a knife.
b) Which forms amalgams.
c) Which has no fixed shape.
d) Which has low melting point.
e) Which is yellow in colour.
13. Name a non metal-
a) Which is lustrous.
b) Which is required for combustion.
c) Of which one of the allotropic forms is a good conductor of electricity.
d) Other than carbon which shows allotropes.
e) Which is known to form the largest number of compounds.
14. Explain why hydrogen and oxygen are considered as elements whereas water
is not.
15. Explain why a solution of salt in water is considered a mixture and not a
16. List five characteristics by which compounds can be distinguished from
17. Compare the properties of metals and non-metals with respect to
a) malleability b) ductility and c) electrical conductivity.
18. Give reason why:
a) copper metal is used for making electric wires.
b) graphite is used for making electrode in a dry cell.
19. How will you separate a mixture of iron filings, chalk powder and common
20. What is chromatography? State its two applications?