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jee main/PmTs 3. The order of stability of the given compounds is

1. Identify the compound ‘B’ in the following reaction
sequence. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
NaOEt CH3CHBrCOOC2H5 (a) (iv) > (iii) > (i) > (ii)
CH2(COOC2H5)2 (A) (B)
(b) (i) > (iii) > (ii) > (iv)
H3O+ 
(c) (ii) > (iii) > (i) > (iv)
(d) (iv) > (i) > (iii) > (ii)
COOC2H5 4. X 3 3
Y Ag O/H O, 
Ag2O/H2O,  2 2
(a) CH CH(COOC2H5)2
Identify the compound ‘X’ in the above reaction
CH3 sequence.
COOH (a) (b)
(c) (d)
COOH 5. Which one of the following statements does not
(d) CH CH(COOC2H5)2 govern the second law of thermodynamics?
(a) Total entropy of the universe is continuously
CH3 increasing.
2. At 3 km altitude, water boils at 90°C and 300 seconds (b) Entropy of a perfectly crystalline solid at
are taken to cook a ‘3 minute egg’. The temperature absolute zero is taken as zero.
coefficient for the process of cooking is (c) Without the help of an external agency, a
(a) 2.66 (b) 1.66 spontaneous process cannot be reversed.
(c) 3.66 (d) 0.6 (d) All naturally occurring processes are irreversible.

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jee advanced comPrehension
6. Which one of the following does not show optical A powdered substance (A) on treatment with fusion
activity? mixture gives a green coloured compound (B). The
compound (B) on acidification with dilute H2SO4
gives a pink coloured compound (C). When (A) is
(a) treated with excess of NaOH and bromine water,
(D) is obtained. Solution of (A) in dilute HCl on
treatment with a solution of barium chloride gave
a white precipitate of (E), which was insoluble in
conc. HNO3 and conc. HCl.
7. Green coloured compound (B) is
(a) Na2MnO4 (b) MnO2
(c) BaCl2 (d) NaMnO4
8. The compound (D) is
(a) MnSO4 (b) Na2MnO4
(c) MnO2 (d) BaSO4
inTeger value

(c) H 9. The total number of inner-orbital complexes among

Br Cl the following is
Br Cl [Pt(NH3)6]4+ , [Ni(H2O)6]2+ , [Fe(CN)6]4–,
[Fe(H2O)6]3+ , [Co(CN)6]3– , [Ir(NH3)6]3+ , [CoF6]3–
10. 0.553 g of a boron-hydrogen compound (BxHy)
a created a pressure of 0.658 atm in a bulb of 407 mL
(d) at 100°C. Analysis showed the compound contains
d 85.7% boron. In the molecular formula BxHy, y is
(Given : At. wt. of B = 10.8 u).

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sectiON-1 7. The number of optical isomers for the compound
• This section contains EIGHT questions [CH(OH)COOH]2 is
• The answer to each question is a SINGLE DIGIT INTEGER 8. Amongst the following, the total number of
ranging from 0 to 9, both inclusive
compounds soluble in aqueous NaOH is
1. A certain mass of a substance when dissolved in
100 g C6H6 lowers the freezing point by 1.28 °C.
The same mass of solute when dissolved in 100 g
of water lowers the freezing point by 1.40 °C. If the
substance has normal molecular mass in benzene
and is completely dissociated in water, the number
of ions formed when it dissociates in water is
[Kf for H2O and C6H6 are 1.86 and 5.12 K mol–1 kg
2. A molecule of the type AX5 has square pyramidal
geometry. Hence, number of lone pairs on A is
3. The percentage ionic character of the HBr molecule sectiON-2
if the dipole moment is 0.63 D and HBr bond length
• This section contains TEN questions
187.5 pm is
• Each question has FOUR options (a), (b), (c) and (d). ONE OR
4. Ethylenediamine displaces H2O in the complex MORE THAN ONE of these four option(s) is(are) correct
[Fe(H2O)6]3+ in three steps. 9. The melting point of RbBr is 682°C while that of
[Fe(H2O)6]3+ + 3en [Fe(en)3]3+ + 6H2O
NaF is 988°C. The principal reason that the melting
Stepwise formation constant are
point of NaF is much higher than that of RbBr is
log K1 = 4.34; log K2 = 3.31; log K3 = 2.05
Overall formation constant is A × 10B where the
(a) the two crystals are not isomorphous
value of A is
(b) the molar mass of NaF is smaller than that of
5. In the Bohr’s model of the hydrogen atom, the RbBr
ratio of the kinetic energy to the total energy of the
(c) the bond in RbBr has more covalent character
electron in a quantum state n is –x, where x is
than the bond in NaF
6. The value of Kc for the following reaction at 25 °C is (d) the internuclear distance (rc + ra) is greater for
2.63 × 10x. RbBr than for NaF.
Cu2+ 2+
(aq) + Sn (aq) Sn4+(aq) + Cu(s)
E°Cu2+/Cu = 0.34 volt, E°Sn4+/Sn2+ = 0.15 volt 10. Which is/are not the true statement(s) about
The value of x is KMnO4?

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(a) Its solution is unstable in acidic medium.
(b) It gets reduced to MnO2 in neutral medium.
(c) MnO–4 changes to Mn2+ in basic solution.
(d) It is self-indicator in Fe2+ or C2O2–
4 titration.
(a) (b)
11. Which of the following easily undergo(es) nucleophilic
substitution by SN1 mechanism in butanol?
(a) C6H5CH2Br (b) BrCH2CH CH2
(c) (CH3)3CBr (d) (CH3)3CCH2Br
12. Extraction of metal from the ore cassiterite
(a) carbon reduction of an oxide ore (c) (d)
(b) self-reduction of a sulphide ore
(c) removal of copper impurity
(d) removal of iron impurity.
13. Which of the following 17. To an acidic solution of an anion, a few drops of
is/are correct for a cyclic KMnO4 solution are added. Which of the following,
process as shown in the if present, will not decolourise the KMnO4
figure? P(kPa)
(a) dU = 0 10 (a) CO32– (b) NO2–
(b) q = –w (c) S2– (d) Cl–
(c) w = 314 J 10 30
V(m3) 18. Pure ammonia is placed in a vessel at a temperature
(d) w = 31.4 J
when its dissociation constant (a) is appreciable. At
14. Which of the following statements is/are correct equilibrium,
about HCOOH? (a) Kp does not change significantly with pressure
(a) It is a stronger acid than CH3COOH. (b) a does not change with pressure
(b) It forms formyl chloride with PCl5. (c) concentration of NH3 does not change with
(c) It gives CO and H2O on heating with pressure
conc. H2SO4. (d) concentration of H2 is less than that of N2.
(d) It reduces Tollens’ reagent. sectiON-3
15. End product(s) of the following reaction is/are • This section contains TWO questions
• Each question contains two columns, Column I and Column II
conc. H2SO4 • Column I has four entries (A), (B), (C) and (D).
Heat • Column II has four entries (P), (Q), (R) and (S).
OH • Match the entries in Column I with the entries in Column II
• One or more entries in Column I may match with one or more
entries in Column II
(a) (b) 19. Match the entries listed in Column I with appropriate
entries listed in Column II.
Column I Column II
(c) (d) (A) Poling (P) Titanium
(B) Cupellation (Q) Copper
16. Which of the following monosaccharides yield(s) an (C) Electrorefining (R) Silver
optically active alditol on NaBH4 reduction? (D) van Arkel method (S) Tin

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20. Match the entries listed in Column I with appropriate entries listed in Column II.
Column I Column II

(A) (P) Formation of six membered ring takes

NH2OH + LiAlH4
(B) (X) H (Y) (Z) Product (Q) Final product is a ketone
(C) CH3 C CH2 CH2 CH2 C H 
Product (R) Final product formed will give positive
O O Tollens’ test

Ph H+
(D) CH3  Product (S) Final product will react with 2, 4-DNP
OH OH (T) Final product have 5 membered ring

sectiON-1 6. In a sample of pitchblende the ratio of

• This section contains EIGHT questions Pb : 238U = 0.2 : 1 by weight. If the disintegration
• The answer to each question is a SINGLE DIGIT INTEGER constant of 238U is 1.54 × 10–10 per year and all Pb is
ranging from 0 to 9, both inclusive supposed to be originated from uranium then, the
age of the mineral is 1.35 × 10x years. The value of
1. The first and second dissociation constant of H2S
x is
are 1 × 10–7 and 1.3 × 10–14 respectively. Then the
approximate pH of a 0.1 M H2S(aq) solution is 7. Oxidation number of Cr in the following complex is

2. The number of possible isomers of the complex,

Pt(NH3)2(SCN)2 are
3. A 1.1 g sample of copper ore is dissolved and Cu2+(aq) 8. In the given list the number of compounds which
is titrated with excess KI. The liberated I2 requires cannot show tautomerism is
12.12 mL of 0.1 M Na2S2O3 solution for its titration. acetophenone, acetaldehyde, cyclohexanone,
The percentage of copper by mass in the ore is acetylacetone, benzoquinone, acetone,
benzaldehyde, butanone, ethyl acetoacetate
• This section contains EIGHT questions
• Each question has FOUR options (a), (b), (c) and (d). ONE OR
MORE THAN ONE of these four option(s) is(are) correct
9. The pressure in a bulb dropped from 2000 mm to
1500 mm of Hg in 47 minutes when the contained
oxygen leaked through a small hole. The bulb was
then completely evacuated. A mixture of oxygen
The number of unpaired electrons in the compound
and another gas of molecular weight 79 in the
(B) is
molar ratio 1 : 1 at a total pressure of 4000 mm of Hg
5. Amongst the following, total number of was introduced. The molar ratio of the two gases
compounds soluble in sodium bicarbonate is remaining in the bulb after a period of 74 minutes is
2, 4, 6-trinitrophenol, benzoic acid, salicylic acid, (a) 0.8089 : 1 (b) 1 : 0.8089
trifluoroethanol, acetamide, benzenesulphonic acid (c) 1 : 0.1499 (d) 0.1499 : 1

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10. What are P, Q and R in the following reactions? (c) In B, ring Q will take part in electrophilic
substitution reaction.
Na/ liq. NH3 H2 (d) Compound B is more reactive than compound A.
Lindlar’s catalyst/Pd 13. In the reaction : 2X + B2H6 [BH2(X)2]+[BH4]–,
the amine(s) X is(are)
(a) NH3 (b) CH3NH2
R (c) (CH3)2NH (d) (CH3)3N
H H H H 14. The compound

forms nitroso amines when the substituents are
H H H H H (a) R1 = CH3, R2 = R3 = H
(b) R1 = R2 = H, R3 = C2H5
(b) H (c) R1 = H, R2 = R3 = CH3
(d) R1 = CH3, R2 = C2H5, R3 = CH3
H H H 15. Which of the following statement(s) is/are not
(c) H (a) All C O bonds in CO2– 3 are equal but not in
H H H H (b) All C O bonds in HCO–2 are equal but not in
(d) H H (c) C O bond length in HCO–2 is longer than
C O bond length in CO32–.
(d) C O bond length in HCO2– and C O bond
11. A colourless mixture of two compounds ‘A’ and
length in CO2–
3 are equal.
(‘B’ in excess) is soluble in H2O. ‘A’ turns blue
litmus red and ‘B’ turns red litmus blue. ‘A’ gives 16. A gas obeys P(V – b) = RT. Which of the following
white precipitate with ‘B’ which dissolves in excess statement(s) is/are correct about this gas?
of ‘B’ forming ‘C’. ‘A’ when placed in atmosphere R
(a) Isochoric curves have slope = .
gives fumes and can form dimer. ‘A’ gives white V −b
precipitate with NH4Cl and NH4OH soluble in ‘B’. R
(b) Isobaric curves have slope = and intercept = b.
‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ are respectively P
(a) AgCl, KOH and KCl Pb
(c) For the gas, compressibility factor = 1+ .
(b) AlCl3, NaOH and NaAlO2 RT
(c) PbCl2, KOH and Al(OH)3 (d) The attractive forces are overcome by repulsive
(d) MgCl2, NaH, and NaAlO2 forces.

12. Which of the following statements is/are correct sectiON-3

about the electrophilic substitution reactions in • This section contains TWO paragraphs
given compounds A and B? • Based on each paragraph, there will be TWO questions
• Each question has FOUR options (a), (b), (c) and (d). ONE OR
MORE THAN ONE of these four option(s) is(are) correct
Concrete is produced from a mixture of cement,
water and small stones. Small amount of gypsum,
(a) Compound A is more reactive than compound B. CaSO4⋅2H2O is added in cement production to
(b) In A, ring Y will take part in electrophilic improve the subsequent hardening of concrete. The
substitution reaction. elevated temperature during the production of cement

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may lead to the formation of unwanted hemihydrate
20. In the reaction is
CaSO4 ⋅ H2O according to reaction :
1 3
CaSO4⋅2H2O(s) CaSO4 ⋅ H2O (s ) + H2O( g ) (a) C2H5Br (b)
2 2
1 OH
The Df H° of CaSO4⋅2H2O(s), CaSO4 ⋅ H2O(s ) , H2O(g) O
2 (c) Me (d) CH2 CH2
are –2021.0 kJ mol–1, –1575.0 kJ mol–1, and O–
–241.8 kJ mol –1 respectively. The respective sOlutiONs
values of their standard entropies are 194.0,
130.0 and 188.0 J K–1 mol–1. The values of
R = 8.314 J K–1 mol–1 = 0.0831 L bar mol–1 K–1. 1000 × K f × w2
1. (3) : DT f =
17. Heat change occurring during conversion of 1 kg M2 × w1(in g )
of CaSO4⋅2H2O(s) (molar mass 172 g mol–1) to For the solution in benzene,
1 1000 × 5.12 × w2
CaSO4 ⋅ H2O (s ) is 1.28 = ...(i)
2 Mnormal × 100
(a) 484 kJ (b) 400 kJ For the solution in water in which solute
(c) –484.0 kJ (d) –1000 kJ dissociates,
1 1000 × 1.86 × w2
18. The formation of CaSO4 ⋅ H2O at 298 K is 1.40 = ...(ii)
2 Mexperimental × 100
(a) spontaneous Dividing eq. (ii) by (i),
(b) endothermic and non-spontaneous Mnormal 1.40 5.12
(c) endothermic and spontaneous i= = × = 3.01 ≈ 3.0
Mexperimental 1.28 1.86
(d) exothermic and non-spontaneous. Now, suppose that formula of the solute is AxBy.
AxBy xA+ + yB–
SN2 reaction is bimolecular reaction which takes place by (1 – a) xa ya
the formation of transition state. Velocity of the reaction \ i = 1 – a + xa + ya
... i = 3 and a = 1 (Given that a = 1)
depends on the concentration of the substrate as well
as the nucleophile. The reaction is favoured by strong \ No. of ions formed (x + y) = 3
nucleophile and in the presence of polar aprotic solvent, 2. (1) : Square pyramidal geometry – sp3d2
optically active halides undergo Walden inversion by hybridisation of central atom with 5 bond pairs and
SN2 mechanism. The presence of hetero group (atom) at 1 lone pair.
3. (7) : Calculated value of m = e × l
b C-atom, unsaturation at b C-atom and group = 4.8 × 10–10 esu × 187.5 × 10–10 cm
at a C-atom favour SN2 mechanism. = 9 × 10–18 esu cm
Allyl halides and benzyl halides give SN1 and SN2 = 9 Debye (1 × 10–18 esu cm = 1 Debye)
reactions. Allyl halides also give SN2 mechanism. Observed value of m = 0.63 Debye
Electron donating group at ortho- and para-positions observed value × 100
% ionic character =
in benzyl halides favours SN1 mechanism, whereas calculated value
electron withdrawing group favours SN2 mechanism. 0.63
= × 100 = 7%
19. Which of the following will give SN2 reaction 9
(a) C2H5Br (b) CH3Br 4. (5) : [Fe(H2O)6]3+ + 3en [Fe(en)3]3+ + 6H2O
O [Fe(en)3 ]3+
Br b3 = = K1 × K 2 × K 3
(c) Ph C (d) Me3C CH2Br [Fe(H2O)6 ]3+ [en]3

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⇒ log b3 = log K1 + log K2 + log K3 8. (4) : Out of the given compounds, those soluble in
As log K1 = 4.34, log K2 = 3.31, log K3 = 2.05 aq. NaOH are :
\ log b3 = 4.34 + 3.31 + 2.05 = 9.7
b3 = 5 × 109 hence, A is 5.
1 e2
5. (1) : K.E. of an electron in an orbit = +
2 rn
Total energy of an electron in an orbit = −
2rn 9. (d) : The melting point of a crystal is directly
K .E.
= −1 thus, x = 1 proportional to its lattice energy. The lattice energy
T .E.
in case of ionic crystals is itself dependent on the
6. (6) : The cell may be represented as charge of the particles and the distance between
Sn2+ | Sn4+ || Cu2+ | Cu them i.e., the bond length.
To calculate Kc , the cell reaction should be at 1
Lattice energy ∝
equilibrium, i.e., Ecell = 0 rc + ra
Ecell = ECu2+/Cu – ESn4+/Sn2+ = 0 The charge in case of NaF as well as RbBr is the

{ }
0.0591 same but the bond length in case of RbBr is much
or E ° 2 + + log[Cu2+ ] − more than NaF. Hence, the melting point of NaF is
Cu /Cu 2
much higher than RbBr.
 ° 0.0591 [Sn 4 + ]
 ESn4 + /Sn2 + + log =0 10. (c) : MnO–4 changes to MnO2–
4 or MnO2 in basic
 2 [Sn2+ ] medium.
or {E °
Cu2 + /Cu
− ESn 4+ }
/Sn2 +
+ 11. (a, b, c, d) : All form stable carbocations therefore,
0.0591 2+
[Cu ][Sn ] 2+ all options are correct.
log =0 +
2 [Sn 4 + ] (a) C6H5CH2 is stabilised by resonance over the
phenyl ring.
0.0591 [Sn 4 + ]
or (+0.34 − 0.15) − log =0 (b) is also
2 [Cu2+ ][Sn2+ ] stabilised by resonance.
0.0591 +
or 0.19 − log K c = 0 (c) CH3 C CH3
or log Kc = 6.42 CH3
or Kc = 2.69 × 106 is stabilised by +I-effect of –CH3 groups.
7. (3) : The structure of the compound can also be CH3
written as (d) CH3 C CH2 Br
Neopentyl bromide
\ No. of asymmetric C atoms (C*) = 2 but the CH3 CH3
two ends are similar or the molecule is divisible into + Rearranges
equal halves. CH3 C CH2 CH3 C CH2 CH3
Hence, No. of d- and l-forms, CH3 3 carbocation
(more stable)
a = 2n–1 = 22–1 = 2 1 carbocation
(less stable)
No. of meso-forms,
n 2 12. (a, c, d) : Tin is extracted from cassiterite ore.
−1 −1
0 It is reduced by carbon.
m = 22 = 22 = 2 =1
SnO2 + 2C Sn + 2CO
No. of optical isomers = a + m = 2 + 1 = 3
Crude metal contains impurities Fe, W and Cu.

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13. (a, b, c) : For a cyclic process, dU = 0 H
\ q = dU + (–w) ⇒ q = –w N OH
Also, w = Area covered by the curve H
2 (B)
2  (V − V ) 
= pr = p ×  2 1  (X) (Beckmann rearrangement) (Z)
 2  (Y)
p × (20)2
22 (C)
= 100 p = 100 × 3.14 = 314 J
14. (a, c, d) : Formyl chloride being unstable
decomposes to form CO + HCl (D) CH3 (Pinacol-pinacolone rearrangement)

15. (d) : paper-II

1. (4) : Most of the H+ ions result from primary
dissociation, i.e.,
H2S H+ + HS–
Let x be the concentration of [H+] or [HS–] at
\ [H2S] = 0.1 – x ≈ 0.1 ( x is very small.)
[H + ][HS− ]
K1 =
16. (a, b, d) : Only the alditol (monosaccharide having
–CH2OH at both ends) from structure (c) has a plane or 1 × 10−7 = ⇒ x2 = 1 × 10–8
of symmetry hence, it will be optically inactive. The 0. 1
other three form optically active alditols. or x = 1 × 10–4
or [H+] = 1 × 10–4
17. (a) : Oxidation state of C in CO32– is +4, which is
\ pH = –log[H+] = –log(10–4) = 4
maximum. So, it will not be oxidised.
18. (a) : Kp is constant and does not change with 2. (6) : [Pt(NH3)2(SCN)2]- cis and trans‑isomers = 2
pressure. [Pt(NH3)2(NCS)(SCN)]- cis and trans‑isomers = 2
[Pt(NH3)2(NCS)2] - cis and trans‑isomers = 2
19. A → Q, S; B → R; C → Q, R, S; D → P The complex is square planar; so it does not have a
(A) Poling : Impure molten metal is stirred with pair of enantiomers on account of the presence of
green wooden poles, oxide impurities are removed, plane of symmetry.
mainly used for Cu and Sn.
3. (7) : 2Cu2+ + 4I– Cu2I2 + I2
(B) Cupellation : It is used when impurities are of 2–
other metals, mainly used for silver. I2 + 2S2O3 S4O62– + 2I–
(C) Electrorefining : Cu, Ag, Au, Al, Pb, Sn, etc., are 2S2O3 ≡ I2 ≡ 2Cu2+

mainly purified by removing insoluble impurities or S2O32– ≡ Cu2+

as anode mud. Equivalents of Na2S2O3 = Equivalents of I2
(D) van Arkel method (vapour phase refining) : = Equivalents of Cu2+
Metals like titanium, zirconium and silicon are 0.1 × 63.5 × 12.12
W(Pure Cu) = = 0.077 g
purified by this method. 1000
20. A → P, Q, S; B → P, C → P, Q, S; D → P, Q, S 0.077
% of Cu = × 100 = 7%
O 1.1
4. (1) : (A) is TiCl4 as it has no unpaired electron and
(A) is liquid at room temperature on account of covalent
(X) (Y) (Z) character because of high polarising power of

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Ti4+⋅ TiCl4 being covalent gets hydrolysed forming 10.64 79
TiO2⋅nH2O and HCl(C) which fumes in air. = ; p = 6.77 mm/min.
px 32 x
In [Ti(H2O)6]Cl3 complex, Ti(III) has one unpaired
electron (3d1) which gives violet or purple colour Since the bulb is now refilled with equal number of
due to d – d transition. moles of O2 and x, the partial pressure of each gas
TiCl4 Zn TiCl3 Hydrolysis [Ti(H2O)6]Cl3 will be 2000 mm as the total pressure is 4000 mm.
(A) Purple or violet \ pressure of O2 after 74 min
Colourless (B) = partial pressure of O2 – pressure drop in 74 min
Moist air
TiO2nH2O + HCl (white fumes) = 2000 – (10.64 × 74) = 1212.64 mm of Hg
(C) and pressure of x after 74 min
5. (4) : Four compounds i.e., 2, 4, 6-trinitrophenol, = partial pressure of x – pressure drop after 74 min
benzoic acid, salicylic acid and benzenesulphonic = 2000 – (6.77 × 74) = 1499.02 mm of Hg
acid decompose NaHCO3 and hence dissolve in it. Now,
6. (9) : 238
U 206
Pb Moles of O2 left after 74 min
Initial moles : a 0 Moles of x left after 74 min
Moles after time t : (a – x) x Pressure of O2 after 74 min
206 =
wt. of Pb 0. 2 Pressure of x after 74 min
238 1
wt. of U 1212.64
= − = 0.8089
\ moles of Pb206 0.2 / 206 0.231 1499.02
= =
238 1 / 238 1
moles of U Hence, molar ratio of O2 and x after 74 minutes is
or x 0.8089 : 1.
= 0.231
10. (c)
Add 1 to both sides,
x a 11. (b) : ‘A’ gives white ppt. with NH4Cl and NH4OH
1+ = 0.231 + 1 ⇒ = 1.231
a−x a−x \ ‘A’ is Al3+ and ppt. is of Al(OH)3.
2.303 a Al(OH)3 is soluble in ‘B’ therefore, ‘B’ is NaOH
Now λ = log and ‘C’ is NaAlO2 (sodium meta-aluminate).
t a−x
‘A’ forms dimer indicating ‘A’ is electron-deficient
−10 2.303
⇒ 1.54 × 10 = log 1.231 that is the possible case of AlCl3.
t ‘A’ is thus AlCl3 (acidic due to hydrolysis, turns
t = 1.35 × 109 years blue litmus red).
\ x=9 ‘B’ is NaOH (alkaline, turns red litmus blue).
AlCl3 + 3NaOH Al(OH)3 + 3NaCl
(A) (B) white ppt.
7. (3) :
Al(OH)3 + NaOH NaAlO2 + 2H2O
(excess) soluble (C)
AlCl3 + 3H2O Al(OH)3 + 3HCl ↑(fumes)
Thus, oxidation state of Cr = 2x – 1 + (–2) = +3 AlCl3 + 3NH4OH Al(OH)3↓ + 3NH4Cl
x = +3 2AlCl3 Al2Cl6
8. (2) : Benzoquinone and benzaldehyde cannot show
Cl Cl Cl
tautomerism. Al Al
9. (a) : Suppose pO2 and px be the pressure-drops per Cl Cl Cl
minute of O2 and the unknown gas x respectively. 12. (b, c, d) : In compound A, ring Y is both activated
2000 − 1500
\ pO = = 10.64 mm/min. and deactivated while ring X is only deactivated,
2 47 hence, Y is more electron rich than X and electrophilic
rO pO Mx substitution takes place on Y ring. In compound
\ 2
= 2 =
rx px MO B, ring Q is both activated and deactivated while

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ring P is only deactivated hence, Q will take part in Compressibility factor,
electrophilic substitution reactions. PV Pb
=1+ ;Z >1
In B, ring Q is attached to N. RT RT
In A, ring Y is attached to O. i.e., repulsive forces predominate.
group is a stronger +R group than O . 17. (a) : DrH° = SDf H°products – SDf H°reactants

: :
Hence, compound B is more reactive than  3 
=  −1575.0 kJ mol −1 − × 241.8 kJ mol −1 
compound A.  2 
13. (a, b, c) : B2H6 reacts with NH3, 1° and 2° amines − [−2021.0 kJ mol −1 ]
and form an ionic compound. = +83.3 kJ mol–1
For 1 kg of CaSO4⋅2H2O
no. of moles = = 5.81
\ Heat change for 5.81 mol of CaSO4⋅2H2O
= 5.81 mol × 83.3 kJ mol–1
= 484 kJ
However, with 3° amine, B2H6 forms an adduct.
18. (b) : DG° = DH° – TDS°
B2H6 + 2N(CH3)3 2(CH3)3N → BH3
Now, DS° = SS°products – SS°reactants
14. (c) : R1 = H and R2 = R3 = CH3  3 
R1 ⇒ DS° = 130 +  × 188   − 194
H  2 
N R3 =
R2 CH3 N CH3 = 218 J K–1 mol–1 = 0.218 kJ K–1 mol–1
Secondary amine reacts with nitrous acid to form \ DG° = 83.3 – (0.218 × 298)
nitroso amine (yellow liquid). = 18.336 kJ mol–1
DH = +ve and DG = +ve hence, reaction is
O O–
15. (c, d) : H C H C endothermic and non-spontaneous.
O– O
2 +1 19. (a, b, c) : (a) 1°RX, (b) 1°RX; (c)
B.O. = = 1. 5
2 group at a C-atom favours SN2 reaction.
(d) Neopentyl halide does not undergo either SN1or
20. (c) : Neighbouring group participation of COO–
group, with retention of configuration takes place.
2 +1+1 4
B.O. = = = 1.33 
3 3
C O bond length in HCOO– is less than C O
bond length in CO2–
16. (a, b, c, d) : Isochoric curves,
P(V – b) = RT
P= ⋅ T \ slope =
(V − b) V −b
Isobaric curves,
PV – Pb = RT
V= + b \ slope = and intercept = b

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1. At 300 K and 1 atm, 15 mL of a gaseous hydrocarbon (a) meV (b) 2meV
requires 375 mL air containing 20% O2 by volume (c) meV (d) 2meV
for complete combustion. After combustion the
4. The species in which the N atom is in a state of sp
gases occupy 330 mL. Assuming that the water
hybridisation is
formed is in liquid form and the volumes were
(a) NO2+ (b) NO2–
measured at the same temperature and pressure, –
the formula of the hydrocarbon is (c) NO3 (d) NO2
(a) C3H6 (b) C3H8 5. The heats of combustion of carbon and carbon
(c) C4H8 (d) C4H10 monoxide are –393.5 and –283.5 kJ mol–1 respectively.
2. Two closed bulbs of equal volume (V) containing The heat of formation (in kJ) of carbon monoxide per
an ideal gas initially at pressure pi and temperature mole is
T1 are connected through a narrow tube of (a) 110.5 (b) 676.5
negligible volume as shown in the figure below. The (c) –676.5 (d) –110.5
temperature of one of the bulbs is then raised to T2. [From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
The final pressure pf is Similar Question, Page 177, Q-60]
6. 18 g glucose (C6H12O6) is added to 178.2 g water.
The vapour pressure of water (in torr) for this
aqueous solution is
(a) 7.6 (b) 76.0
 T1T2   T1  (c) 752.4 (d) 759.0
(a) pi  (b) 2 pi 
 T1 + T2   T1 + T2  [From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
Page 327, Q-16]
 T2   T1T2 
(c) 2 pi (d) 2 pi 7. The equilibrium constant at 298 K for a reaction,
 T + T   T + T 
1 2 1 2 A + B  C + D is 100. If the initial concentration of
3. A stream of electrons from a heated filament all the four species were 1 M each, then equilibrium
was passed between two charged plates kept at a concentration of D (in mol L–1) will be
potential difference V esu. If e and m are charge and (a) 0.182 (b) 0.818
mass of an electron respectively, then the value of (c) 1.818 (d) 1.182
h/l (where l is wavelength associated with electron [From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
wave) is given by Similar Question, Page 206, Illustration-6]

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8. Galvanization is applying a coating of 15. The reaction of zinc with dilute and concentrated
(a) Pb (b) Cr (c) Cu (d) Zn nitric acid, respectively produces
[From MTG JEE Main Chemistry, (a) N2O and NO2 (b) NO2 and NO
Similar Question, Page 383, Q-17] (c) NO and N2O (d) NO2 and N2O
9. Decomposition of H2O2 follows a first order 16. The pair in which phosphorus atoms have a formal
reaction. In fifty minutes the concentration of oxidation state of + 3 is
H2O2 decreases from 0.5 to 0.125 M in one such (a) orthophosphorous and pyrophosphorous acids
decomposition. When the concentration of H2O2 (b) pyrophosphorous and hypophosphoric acids
reaches 0.05 M, the rate of formation of O2 will be (c) orthophosphorous and hypophosphoric acids
(a) 6.93 × 10–2 mol min–1 (d) pyrophosphorous and pyrophosphoric acids.
(b) 6.93 × 10–4 mol L–1 min–1
(c) 2.66 L min–1 at STP 17. Which of the following compounds is metallic and
(d) 1.34 × 10–2 mol min–1 ferromagnetic ?
[From MTG JEE Main Chemistry, (a) TiO2 (b) CrO2
Similar Question, Page 416, Q-3] (c) VO2 (d) MnO2
10. For a linear plot of log (x/m) versus log p in a 18. The pair having the same magnetic moment is
Freundlich adsorption isotherm, which of the [At. No.: Cr = 24, Mn = 25, Fe = 26, Co = 27]
following statements is correct? (k and n are (a) [Cr(H2O)6]2+ and[CoCl4]2–
(b) [Cr(H2O)6]2+ and [Fe(H2O)6]2+
(a) Both k and 1/n appear in the slope term.
(b) 1/n appears as the intercept. (c) [Mn(H2O)6]2+ and[Cr(H2O)6]2+
(c) Only 1/n appears as the slope. (d) [CoCl4]2– and[Fe(H2O)6]2+
(d) log (1/n) appears as the intercept.
19. Which one of the following complexes shows optical
[From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
Similar Question, Page 438, Q-23]
(a) [Co(NH3)3Cl3]
11. Which of the following atoms has the highest first (b) cis[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl
ionization energy ? (c) trans[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl
(a) Rb (b) Na (c) K (d) Sc (d) [Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl (en = ethylenediamine)
12. Which one of the following ores is best concentrated 20. The concentration of fluoride, lead, nitrate and
by froth floatation method ? iron in a water sample from an underground lake
(a) Magnetite (b) Siderite
was found to be 1000 ppb, 40 ppb, 100 ppm and
(c) Galena (d) Malachite
0.2 ppm, respectively. This water is unsuitable for
[From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
drinking due to high concentration of
Similar Question, Page 498, Q-11]
(a) fluoride (b) lead
13. Which one of the following statements about water (c) nitrate (d) iron.
is false ? [From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
(a) Water is oxidized to oxygen during photo- Similar Question, Page 774, Q-20]
(b) Water can act both as an acid and as a base. 21. The distillation technique most suited for separating
(c) There is extensive intramolecular hydrogen glycerol from spent-lye in the soap industry is
bonding in the condensed phase. (a) simple distillation
(d) Ice formed by heavy water sinks in normal (b) fractional distillation
water. (c) steam distillation
14. The main oxides formed on combustion of Li, Na (d) distillation under reduced pressure.
and K in excess of air are, respectively 22. The product of the reaction given below is
(a) Li2O, Na2O and KO2
(b) LiO2, Na2O2 and K2O
(c) Li2O2, Na2O2 and KO2
(d) Li2O, Na2O2 and KO2

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(c) Its synthesis requires dioxygen or a peroxide
(a) (b) initiator as a catalyst.
(d) It is used in the manufacture of buckets,
dust-bins etc.
28. Thiol group is present in
(c) (d)
(a) cytosine (b) cystine
(c) cysteine (d) methionine.
29. Which of the following is an anionic detergent ?
23. The absolute configuration of is (a) Sodium stearate
(b) Sodium lauryl sulphate
(c) Cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide
(a) (2R, 3S) (b) (2S, 3R) (d) Glyceryl oleate
(c) (2S, 3S) (d) (2R, 3R) [From MTG JEE Main Chemistry,
[From MTG JEE Main Chemistry, Similar Question, Page 1237, Q-24]
Similar Question, Page 880, Q-78] 30. The hottest region of Bunsen flame shown in the
24. 2-Chloro-2-methylpentane on reaction with figure below is
sodium methoxide in methanol yields



(a) region 1 (b) region 2

(III) (c) region 3 (d) region 4.
1. (b) : Chemical equation for the combustion of
(a) all of these (b) I and III hydrocarbon is
(c) III only (d) I and II y
 y x CO2( g ) + H2O(l )
25. The reaction of propene with HOCl (Cl2 + H2O) Cx H y ( g ) +  x +  O2( g )
 4 2
proceeds through the intermediate :  y
(a) CH3 CH+ CH2 OH Initial 15 mL 15  x +  mL
 4
(b) CH3 CH+ CH2 Cl Final 0 0 15x mL
(c) CH3 CH(OH) CH2+ 20
(d) CH3 CHCl CH2+ Now, volume of O2 in air = × 375 = 75 mL
26. In the Hofmann bromamide degradation reaction,  y y
the number of moles of NaOH and Br2 used per ∴ 75 = 15  x +  ⇒ x + = 5
 4  4
mole of amine produced are
(a) one mole of NaOH and one mole of Br2 Out of given four options, C3H8 will satisfy the
(b) four moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 above equation.
(c) two moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 2. (c) : Initially, number of moles of gas in each bulb is
(d) four moles of NaOH and one mole of Br2. pV pV
n1 = i and n2 = i
27. Which of the following statements about low RT1 RT1
density polythene is false ? After the temperature of second bulb is raised to T2
(a) Its synthesis requires high pressure. then the number of moles of gas in both the bulbs
(b) It is a poor conductor of electricity. are

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pfV pfV Mole fraction of water in solution ( xH O )
n 1′ = and n ′2 = nH O
RT1 RT2 2 9 . 9
= = = 0.99
Now, the total number of moles of gas in both the nH O + nC H O 10
2 6 12 6
bulbs remains same in both the cases. Vapour pressure of water in aqueous solution,
n1 + n2 = n 1′ + n 2′
pH = p°H OxH = 760 torr × 0.99 = 752.4 torr
2 piV pf V pf V 2
O 2 2
= +
RT1 RT1 RT2 7. (c) : A + B C + D
Initial conc. 1 1 1 1
2 piV p f V  T2 + T1 
= At equilibrium 1–x 1–x 1+x 1+x
RT 1 R  T T 
1 2 [C ][D]
2 piT2 Now, K c =
pf = [ A][ B]
T1 + T2
(1 + x )2 1+ x
h h h i.e., 100 = ⇒ 10 =
3. (d) : l = = = (Q K.E. = eV] 2 1− x
p 2m K .E. 2 meV (1 − x )
10 – 10x = 1 + x ⇒ 9 = 11x ⇒ x = 0.818
= 2meV So, concentration of D at equilibrium = 1 + 0.818
l = 1.818 M
8. (d) : Galvanization is a method of rust prevention
4. (a) : by applying zinc coating which acts as a sacrificial

5. (d) : The required equation is

C(s) + O2( g ) CO(g) ; DHf = ?
Given that,
C(s) + O2(g) CO2(g) ; DH1 = –393.5 kJ/mol–1
CO( g ) + O2( g ) CO2(g) ; DH2 = –283.5 kJ mol–1
Subtracting eqn (ii) from eqn (i) will give the
required equation.
⇒ DHf = DH1 – DH2 = –393.5 – (–283.5)
= –110 kJ mol–1
6. (c) : Number of moles of glucose (nC H O )
6 12 6
= = 0.1 mol
Number of moles of water (nH O ) = = 9.9 mol
2 18 0124-6601200 for further assistance.

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9. (b) : Decomposition of H2O2 is represented as 14. (d) : Li + O2 Li2O
Normal oxide
2Na + O2 Na2O2
Concentration of H2O2 decreases from 0.5 M to
K + O2 KO2
0.125 M in 50 minutes i.e., reduced to th . Superoxide
So, it can be represented as 15. (a) : 4Zn + 10HNO3(dil.) 4Zn(NO3)2
+ N2O + 5H2O
Zn + 4HNO3(conc.) Zn(NO3)2 + 2NO2 + 2H2O
16. (a) : Name Formula Oxidation state
Orthophosphorous acid H3PO3 +3
⇒ 2t1/2 = 50 min ⇒ t1/2 = 25 min Pyrophosphorous acid H4P2O5 +3
Now, for a first order reaction, Hypophosphoric acid H4P2O6 +4
0.693 0.693 Pyrophosphoric acid H4P2O7 +5
k= = min −1
t1/ 2 25 17. (b) : CrO2 is metallic and ferromagnetic.
Rate of H2O2 decomposition = k[H2O2] 18. (b) : [Cr(H2O)6]2+
0.693 Cr2+ → [Ar]3d44s0
= × (0.05) = 1.386 × 10−3 mol L−1 min −1 3d 4s
1    
Rate of formation of O2 = × rate of H2O2 4 unpaired electrons
decomposition [CoCl4]2–
1 Co2+ → [Ar]3d74s0
= × 1.386 × 10−3
2 3d 4s
–4 –1 –1   
= 6.93 × 10 mol L min
3 unpaired electrons
10. (c) : For the Freundlich adsorption isotherm,
equation is
Fe2+ → [Ar]3d64s0
x 1 3d 4s
log   = log k + log p
m n    
Now, comparing this equation with y = mx + c, 4 unpaired electrons
1 [Mn(H2O)6]2+
slope (m) = ; intercept (c) = log k
n Mn2+ → [Ar]3d54s0
11. (d) : Rb, Na and K belong to group 1 which on 3d 4s
losing one electron attain noble gas configuration     
5 unpaired electrons
and thus, have low value of ionisation energies. On
the other hand, Sc with electronic configuration Hence, [Cr(H2O)6]2+ and [Fe(H2O)6]2+ have same
[Ar] 3d14s2 loses its electron from 4s-orbital thus, number of unpaired electrons i.e., same magnetic
it does not achieve that much stable configuration
as in group 1 elements. Hence, it shows higher first 19. (b) : [Co(NH3)3Cl3] has two geometrical isomers
ionisation energy. but both are optically inactive due to plane of
12. (c) : Froth floatation method is suitable for sulphide
cis[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl is optically active.
ores thus, PbS i.e., galena is best concentrated by
this method.
13. (c) : In the condensed phase, there is extensive
intermolecular hydrogen bonding in water
molecules but not intramolecular hydrogen

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trans[Co(en)2Cl2]Cl is optically inactive due to CH3
plane of symmetry. CH3ONa
[Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl has two geometrical isomers but CH3OH
both are optically inactive due to plane of symmetry. Cl
20. (c) : Fluoride, lead and iron are present within
their permissible limits but nitrate ion which has
permissible value of 50 ppm, is present in much
higher amount i.e., 100 ppm which makes the water
unfit for drinking.
21. (d) : Glycerol is separated from spent-lye by
distillation under reduced pressure because under
normal distillation glycerol having boiling point of
290°C may decompose.
22. (b) :

25. (b) :

26. (d) : + Br2 + 4NaOH

RNH2 + 2NaBr + Na2CO3 + 2H2O
27. (d) : High density polythene is used to manufacture
buckets, dust-bins, etc. while low density polythene
23. (b) :
is used for manufacturing flexible pipes, insulation
of electrical wires etc. due to its poor conductivity
and slight flexibility.

28. (c) : Cysteine :

29. (b) : Sodium lauryl sulphate : CH3(CH2)11OSO–3 Na+

30. (b) : Region-2 is the blue flame which is the hottest
region of Bunsen flame.

Do you agree with the govt’s decision to not give

weightage to Class XII board marks in JEE (Main)?
24. (a) : The reaction can follow SN1 or E2 mechanism Yes No Can’t say
thus, all the given three products are possible. 67% 29% 4%

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Hello students!! Hope you all are doing fine. Chemistry is a subject of Concepts as you can see both of them starts with ‘C’ J.
This month, I am presenting Concepts of acids and Bases and this is the first phase. you have seen that questions on acids and
Bases have always been an important topic in JEE. Hope you will like and appreciate my efforts as before.
*Arunava Sarkar

Impact of ElEctronIc EffEcts on acIdIty and Compound pKa

basIcIty HCOOH 3.8
Acidity corner C6H5COOH 4.2
€ Concept-1 : Electron withdrawing groups (EWGs) Both the compounds have stabilized corresponding
i.e., –I and –R effect containing groups increase
carboxylates and therefore, they can release H+.
acidity whereas electron donating groups (EDGs)
decrease acidity. EDGs are those groups which O O
contain +I and +R effects. H C O H

H C O + H+
Compound pKa
CH3COOH 4.8 ..
FCH2COOH 2.7 As per the power of –I H C O
ClCH2COOH 2.8 effect ⇒ F > Cl > Br > I
So, according to the acidic strength the order is : O O
C O + H+
€ Concept-2 : More will be the number of –I effect
containing groups, more will be the acidity. For ..
Compound pKa
CCl3COOH 0.64
So, as per the acidity the order is : O

Now, in case of H C O
€ Concept-3 : Formic acid is stronger than benzoic
This H does not do anything.
* Institute of Chemistry (IOC)- Asansol, Durgapur, Dhanbad, Burdwan, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Patna

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– Compound pKa

But, in case of C O
O H2CO3 6.4
H 2S 7.0
This Ph-group has both –I and +R effects.
HCN 9.1
–I is electron withdrawing whereas +R is electron
€ Concept-7 : For alcohols, if R is bigger, pKa will
donating. Point to be noted is +R > –I. Hence, overall,
O be more and more. So, as per acidity the following
– order between thiol, methanol, water and higher
benzoate C O ion is destabilised and its alcohol is observed.
– : Thiol (RSH) > CH3OH > H2O > CH3CH2OH
stability is lesser than that of HCOO. This is why as Compound pKa
per acidity, HCOOH > PhCOOH. CH3CH2SH 10.5
€ Concept-4 : CF3COOH is 105 times stronger than CH3OH 15.5
CH3COOH. CF3COOH is having a pKa value of 0.2 H 2O 15.7
(in some books it is given as zero which is probably 16.0
not correct). There are so many acids with the
negative values of pKa as shown below : Bigger alkyl(+R) group
Compound pKa
€ Concept-8 : Acidic character of the compounds
HI –10
(aliphatic or aromatic) containing carbonyl group
HBr –9 ( C O) is given in the following table.
HCl –7
H2SO4 –5 Compound pKa
HNO3 –1.3 Organic acid (aliphatic)
O 4.8
+ 17
CH3 C NH –10.1
+ O
CH3 SH2 –6.8 20
–2.4 24.5
CH3SO3H –1.2 O
€ Concept-5 : Two chlorine atoms have more electron CH3 C NH2
withdrawing power than that of single fluorine O
(–F) atom. i.e., Cl2CHCOOH is more powerful CH3 C O O H 8.2
acid than FCH2COOH. (Peracid)

Compound pKa
€ Concept-6 : Among the weak inorganic acids (mostly 3.8
those which is often used), the following acidity
order is observed.
H2CO3 > H2S > HCN

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> CH2 CH2 > alkanes (CH4  CH3 CH3)
8.9 sp2
HCHO 13.3 € Concept-10 : In case of inorganic acids there are a
Organic acid (aromatic) C6H5COOH 4.2 few points which should be remembered.
C6H5CHO 14.9 (a) For oxy acids, with the increase in the oxidation
number of the central element acidic nature
The general acidity order of the compounds increases. For example,
containing C O group is : +7 +6 +4 +2
Organic acid > peracid > aliphatic diketone > b-keto HClO4 > H2SO4 > H2SO3 > HNO2
ester > HCHO > benzaldehyde (PhCHO) > acid (b) The above rule is also valid for the same central
amide > aliphatic aldehyde (other than HCHO) element or key element. For example,
> aliphatic ketone > aromatic ketone > acid halide +7 +5 +3 +1 +1
HClO4 > HClO3 > HClO2 > HOCl (HClO)
(–F > –Cl > –Br > –I) > acid anhydride > ester
(In many occassions, exception to the above order (c) For moving from left to right in the same period
is observed because for specific class or specific acidity increases.
compound slight changes may appear). H2SiO4 < H3PO4 < H2SO4 < HClO4
(d) If electronegativity increases, acidic nature also
€ Concept-9 : Acidity of hydrocarbons is always a
increases. For example,
great area of interest. Their acidity order is :
alkyne > alkene > alkane (decreasing order of
HClO4 > HBrO4 > HIO4
(e) If you keep oxidation state same then bigger
But when popular hydrocarbons intervene then the atom containing acid will be less acidic.
acidity can be written on the basis of pKa values as HNO3 > HPO3 [as per size, N < P]
given below : HClO4 > HBrO4
Compound pKa Point (e) can be correlated with point (d).
CH4 50 (f) If more electronegative atom is attached with H
atom then this will create higher acidity in the
CH3—CH3 50
compound. For example,
CH2 CH2 44 H—F > H—OH > H—NH2 > H—CH3
CH2 CH—CH3 43 (g) If the orbital overlapped with the 1s-orbital of
43 H is bigger then the overlapping becomes weak
and release of proton becomes easy. This is why,
acidic order is HI > HBr > HCl > HF.
41 or H2Te > H2Se > H2S > H2O
The glimpse of acidic character of inorganic acids is
46 represented in the following table.
Compound pKa
NH3 36 This is just for HI –10
CH3NH2 40 study with HBr –9
H2 35 hydrocarbons
HCl –7
HC CH 25
Hence, the acidity order is : H2SO4 –5
C C > H2 > NH3 > CH3NH2 (other aliphatic H 3O –1.7
amines) > toluene (for other alkyl substituted HNO3 –1.3
benzene it may differ) > benzene ≈ CH3CH CH2
HF 3.2
HNO2 3.4

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H3PO4 2.1 Because sulphonate ion is very well resonance
stabilized as dispersal of negative charge takes
H2CO3 6.4
place over three oxygen atoms as shown below :
H 2S 7.0
O O– O
HCN 9.2 –
Ph S O Ph S O Ph S O
H2O 15.7
CH3OH 15.5 O O O–
Just for Three equivalent structures
comparative C2H5OH 16.0
study Great !! 
PhOH 10.0 O
+  Ph S O
H2N NH3 8.1
Just for 36
comparative NH3
study CH3NH2 40 On the other hand,
H2 35 O O
HCO – 3 10.2 Ph C O H
Ph C O– + H3O+
H2PO4– 7.2 Benzoic acid Benzoate ion

HSO – 4 2.0 The negative charge over oxygen atom can be

Just for CH3COOH 4.75 or 4.8 dispersed in between two oxygen atoms as shown
comparative below :
study NH4+ 9.2
O O– O
Hence, the acidity order is :
HClO4 > HI > HBr > HCl > H2SO4 > H3O+ > HNO3 Ph C O – Ph C O  Ph C O

> HSO – > H PO > HF > CH COOH > H CO

4 3 4 3 2 3
Two equivalent
+ structures 
> H2S > H2PO4– > H2N NH3 > HCN ≈ > NH4+
So, due to more stability of the corresponding
PhOH > CH3OH > H2O > C2H5OH > H2 > NH3 >
conjugate base, benzene sulphonic acid is stronger
CH3NH2 > CH4 ≈ CH3 CH3
than benzoic acid. Moreover, due to presence of three
Therefore, the basic strength of corresponding
highly electronegative oxygen atoms in benzene
conjugate base will be
ClO4– < I– < Br– < Cl– < HSO4– < H2O < NO3– < sulphonic acid, release of H+ gets facilitated.
SO42– < H2PO4– < F– < CH3COO– < HCO3– < HS– < € Concept-12 : Branching leads to lowering of acidity.
– Consider the following table.
HPO2–4 < NH2 NH2 < CN ≈ NH3 < PhO

– – –
– – –
< CH3O < OH < C2H5O < H < NH2 < CH3NH Compound pKa
– –
< CH3 ≈ CH3 CH2 CH3OH 15.5
€ Concept-11 : CH3CH2OH 15.9 or 16.0
Compound pKa CH3CH2CH2CH2OH 16.1
Benzene sulphonic acid 2.554 (CH3)3COH 17
Benzoic acid 4.2
The reason behind this is that if conjugate base
So, sulphonic acids are stronger than carboxylic will be highly hindered then it cannot be well
O O solvated so solvation energy will be less and it will
H2O – lead to the destabilisation of the corresponding
Ph S O H Ph S O + H3O+
conjugate base and lowering of acidity of the
O O corresponding acid.
sulphonate ion 

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*Dr. Sangeeta Khanna

1. Which of the following molecules will give
maximum rate of reaction with SN2 mechanism?
CH3 (a) (b)

(a) CH3 CH2 Cl (b) CH3 C CH2 Cl

NO2 (c) (d)
(c) CH2 CH2 Cl (d) CH2 CH Cl CH2
2. Which of the following compounds is maximum 5. Consider the following reaction,
reactive towards nucleophile? OH
CH3 Cl (i) CaOCl2 + H2O
(ii) 
(a) CH3—C—CHO (b) Cl—C—CHO
If product A is CHCl3 then product B will be
CH3 Cl
(a) (b)
(c) (d) O2N CHO
3. Which of the following is major product in given
O O OH– (d)
+ P
C C  6. p-type semiconductor is formed when
Ph Ph Me H (i) As impurity is mixed in Si
(a) Me CH CH CHO (b) (ii) Al impurity is mixed in Si
(iii) B impurity is mixed in Ge
(iv) P impurity is mixed in Ge
(a) (i) and (ii) (b) (i) and (iv)
(c) (d) (c) (ii) and (iii) (d) (ii) and (iv)
4. Which of the following is major product in given 7. Plot of log x/m against log P is a straight line
reaction? inclined at an angle of 45°. When the pressure is
O 0.5 atm and Freundlich parameter, k is 10, the amount
of solute adsorbed per gram of adsorbent will be
C CH2 CH2 (log 5 = 0.6990)
CH3 CH2 C (a) 1 g (b) 2 g (c) 3 g (d) 5 g
O 8. Paramagnetic oxides are
(i) KOH (a) N2O4, NO2 (b) NO, ClO2
Product (P)
(ii)  (c) P4O6, P4O10 (d) N2O5, O2+
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9. The rate law for a reaction between the substances A (a) (i) – r , (ii) - p, (iii) - q, (iv) – s
and B is given by rate = k[A]n[B]m. On doubling the (b) (i) – s, (ii) – p, (iii) – q, (iv) – s
concentration of A and halving the concentration (c) (i) – r, (ii) – s, (iii) – q, (iv) – p
of B, the ratio of the new rate to the earlier rate of (d) (i) – p, (ii) – s, (iii) – q, (iv) - r
the reaction will be as
17. A fuel cell involves combustion of the butane at
(a) 1/2m+n (b) (m + n)
(c) (n – m) (d) 2(n–m) 1 atm and 298 Kelvin
10. Which of the following can exhibit geometrical C 4 H10( g ) + O2( g ) → 4CO2( g ) + 5H2O(l ) ;
isomerism? DG° = –2746 kJ/mole
(a) [MnBr4]2– (b) [Pt(NH3)3Cl]+ What is E° of this cell?
(c) [PtCl2(PPh3)2] (d) [Fe(H2O)5NO]2+ (a) +4.74 V (b) +0.547 V
11. Xenon oxytetrafluoride is (c) +1.09 V (d) +4.37 V
(a) square planar (b) square bipyramidal 18. An element “A” has face centered cubic structure
(c) octahedral (d) square pyramidal. with edge length equal to 361 pm. The radius of
12. Consider a binary mixture of volatile liquids. If at atom “A” is
xA = 0.4 the vapour pressure of solution is 580 torr (a) 127.6 pm (b) 180.5 pm
then the mixture could be (c) 160.5 pm (d) 64 pm
(p°A = 300 torr, p°B = 800 torr)
(a) CHCl3 - CH3COCH3 (b) C6H5Cl - C6H5Br 19. LiF and CsI are less soluble in water. What factors
(c) C6H6 - C6H5CH3 (d) nC6H14 - nC7H16 are responsible for this?
(a) LiF : High ionic character
13. Solution having osmotic pressure nearer to that of CsI : High covalent character
an equimolar solution of K4[Fe(CN)6] is (b) LiF: Strong reductant
(a) Na2SO4 (b) BaCl2
CsI : Strong reductant
(c) Al2(SO4)3 (d) C12H22O11
(c) LiF : High Hydration
14. 4f 14 configuration is observed in CsI : Less Hydration
(a) Dy and Pm (b) Lu and La (d) LiF : High lattice energy
(c) Yb and Lu (d) Tm and Lu. CsI : Low hydration energy
15. Given that (at T = 298 K) 20. In the disproportionation reaction :
Cu(s)|Cu2+(1.0 M)||Ag+(1.0 M)|Ag(s); E°cell = 0.46 V H3PO2 → PH3 + H3PO3; if molecular weight of
Zn(s)|Zn2+(0.1 M)||Cu2+(1.0 M)|Cu(s); E°cell = 1.10 V H3PO2 is m then the equivalent mass of H3PO2 will
Then Ecell for be
Zn|Zn2+(0.1 M)||Ag+(1.0 M)|Ag at 298 K will be 3m 4
(a) (b) m
(a) 1.59 V (b) 1.53 V (c) 2.53 V 4 3
(d) cannot be calculated due to insufficient data. 3m
(c) (d) none of these.
16. Which of the following options show correct 5
matches? 21. Which of the following order is correct?
Column I Column II (a) Si — Si > C — C > Ge — Ge (Bond energy)
(b) H — H > F — F > C – C (Bond energy)
(i) Kohlrausch law p. Lcm
(c) Ge < Sn < Pb (Ability of ns2e– to participate in
L°m bonding)
1 l (d) SiH4 > SnH4 > PbH4 > CH4 (ease of hydrolysis)
(ii) Molar q.
× 22. Match the following :
conductance, Lm R A
(iii) Specific r. L°m of Ca3(PO4)2 Element Property
conductance (k) = 3(L°m)Ca2+ (i) C p. Used as semiconductor
+ 2(L°m)PO43– (ii) Pb q. Forms most acidic oxide
(iv) Degree of ionisation s. k ×1000 (iii) Si r. Commonly found in +2 state
of weak electrolyte M (iv) Ge s. Purified by zone refining

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(a) (i) - s, (ii) - r, (iii) - q, (iv) - p (a) 24.5 kJ (b) 40.5 kJ
(b) (i) - p, (ii) - q, (iii) - r, (iv) - s (c) –7.3 kJ (d) –40.5 kJ
(c) (i) - q, (ii) - s, (iii) - p, (iv) - r 2HCl Zn
(d) (i) - q, (ii) - r, (iii) - p, (iv) - s 31. CH3 C C H A B ; B is
(a) CH3 C C H (b) CH3 C C CH3
23. The variation of extent of adsorption   with
pressure at a given constant temperature is given in (c) CH3 CH CH2 (d)
following figure :
32. How many moles of Na+ ions are there in 20 mL of
x T2 0.4 M Na3PO4?
T1 (a) 0.008 (b) 0.024 (c) 0.05 (d) 0.20
Br2, OH –
Pressure 33. H2NCOCH2CH2CONH2
Which of the following relations between (a) H2NCO(CH2)3NH2
temperatures is correct? (b) BrNHCO(CH2)3CONH2
(a) T1 = T2 = T3 (b) T1 < T2 < T3 (c) BrNHCO(CH2)3CONHBr
(c) T3 < T2 < T1 (d) Cannot be predicted
(d) H2N(CH2)2NH2
24. Oxyacid with maximum P H bonds is Cl
(a) hypophosphorous acid 34. The IUPAC name of is
(b) cyclotrimetaphosphoric acid O
(c) hypophosphoric acid (a) 3, 4-dimethylpentanoyl chloride
(d) orthophosphorous acid. (b) 1-chloro-1-oxo-2, 3-dimethylpentane
25. 0.85% w/V solution of NaNO3 is 90% dissociated at (c) 2-ethyl-3-methylbutanoyl chloride
27°C. Calculate its osmotic pressure (in atm). (d) 2, 3-dimethylpentanoyl chloride.
(a) 4.67 atm (b) 5.74 atm 35. The products (A) and (B) of the following reaction,
(c) 3.23 atm (d) 46.4 atm
CH3CH2NH2 + CH3MgBr → A + B
26. Ozone can be quantitatively estimated by are
(a) KI, Na2SO4 (b) PbS, Na2SO4 (a) CH3CH2CH3 and NH2MgBr
(c) NO, I2 (d) KI, Na2S2O3
(b) CH3CH2NHCH3 and MgBr2
27. Which of the following orders is correct? (c) CH3CH2N(CH3)2 and MgBr2
(a) HF > HCl > HBr > HI (Melting point)
(d) CH3CH2NHMgBr and CH4
(b) F2 > Cl2 > Br2 > I2 (Bond energy)
(c) HOCl > HClO2 > HClO3 > HClO4 (oxidising 36. An example of Perkin’s reaction is
nature) KOH
(a) C6H5CHO + CH3NO2 →
(d) F2 > Br2 > Cl2 > I2 (oxidising nature)
28. Which of the following orders is correct?
Alc. NH
(a) He > Ne > Ar > Kr (Adsorption tendency) (b) C6H5CHO + CH2(COOH)2 3

(b) He > Ne > Ar > Kr (Critical temperature) C6H5CH CHCOOH
(c) He > Ne > Ar > Kr (Boiling point)
(d) Xe > Kr > Ar > Ne (Polarisation) (c) C6H5CHO + CH3CHO →
29. 99% of a first order reaction was completed in C6H5CH CHCHO
64 minutes, when will 99.9% of the reaction get CH COONa
completed? (d) C6H5CHO + (CH3CO)2O 

(a) 50 min (b) 48 min C6H5CH CHCOOH
(c) 32 min (d) 96 min 37. Which of the following is known as oil of
30. For the reaction, wintergreen?
N2(g) + 3H2(g) 2NH3(g); Kp = 5 × 10–5 at 25°C (a) Phenyl benzoate (b) Phenyl salicylate
DG° for the reaction will be (R = 8.31 J mol–1 K–1) (c) Phenyl acetate (d) Methyl salicylate

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38. Which of the following compounds has asymmetric

(a) (b)

(c) (d)
42. Rubber is a polymer of
(a) pyrene (b) ethylene
(c) isoprene (d) urea.
39. Select the compound in which the lone pair of C H
PCl5 Pd—BaSO4
nitrogen is not delocalised over the benzene ring. 43. A B + H2
A is
(a) (b)

(a) (b)
(c) (d)

40. The final product(s) of this reaction is/are (c) (d)

OH 44. The correct order of ease of dehydration of the
CHCl3 50% KOH following compounds is
(a) (a) I > II > III (b) III > II > I
(c) I > III > II (d) III > I > II
OH OH 45. Which of the following statements is not correct?
CH2OH COOK (a) K[PtCl3(p–C2H4)] Zeise’s salt has a planar
(b) + anion.
(b) [Co(NH3)3Cl3] will not have optical isomers.
OH COOK (c) In optically active octahedral complex,
(c) + [Fe(EDTA)]2– coordination number of Fe is six.
(d) [Co(NH3)5NO2]Cl and PtCl2.4NH3 can be
OH O differentiated by AgNO3 solution qualitatively.
1. (c) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (b)
6. (c) 7. (d) 8. (b) 9. (d) 10. (c)
41. What is X in the following reaction? 11. (d) 12 (a) 13. (c) 14. (c) 15. (a)
Ba(OH) 16. (c) 17. (c) 18. (a) 19. (d) 20. (a)
2CH3COCH3 
→ X
21. (d) 22. (d) 23. (c) 24. (a) 25. (a)
26. (d) 27. (c) 28. (d) 29. (d) 30. (a)
31. (d) 32. (b) 33 (d) 34. (d) 35. (d)
36. (d) 37. (d) 38. (c) 39. (c) 40. (b)
41. (a) 42. (c) 43. (d) 44. (b) 45. (d)

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sOlutiOns O
1. (c) 2. (b) P
OH –
24. (a) : H OH
3. (c) : C O + CH3CHO H

Ph 25. (a) : i = 1 + a = 1 + 0.9 = 1.9
C CH CHO + H2O Osmotic pressure = i × B ×
(P) MB V
4. (b) : Aldol reaction 0.85 0.082 × 300
Osmotic pressure = 1.9 × × × 1000
5. (b) : 85 100
= 4.67 atm
26. (d) 27. (c) 28. (d)
2.303 100
6. (c) : Impurity of lower valency 29. (d) : k = log
64 1
x 1 2.303 100
7. (d) : log = log k + log P and k = log ; t = 96 min
m n t 0.1
8. (b) 9. (d) 10. (c) 30. (a) : DG° = – 2.303 RT log Kp
11. (d) : XeOF4 is square pyramidal. CH3 CH3 CH3
12. (a) : Ptotal = xApA° + xBpB°
31. (d) : CH3 C Cl Zn CH3 C C CH3
= 0.4 × 300 + 0.6 × 800 = 600 torr
+ ZnCl2
Pobserved < Ptotal; thus, the deviation is negative. Cl
13. (c) : i = 5
MV 0.4 × 20
14. (c) : Yb = 4f 145d06s2; Lu = 4f 145d16s2 32. (b) : No. of moles of Na3PO4 = =
1000 1000
15. (a) : For cell,
0 . 4 × 20
Cu(s)|Cu2+(1.0 M)||Ag+(1.0 M)|Ag(s); E°cell = 0.46 V No. of moles of Na+ = 3 × = 0.024
DG° = –2F × 0.46 ...(i) 1000
For cell, 33. (d) : Hofmann’s bromamide reaction
Zn(s)|Zn2+(0.1 M)||Cu2+(1.0 M)|Cu(s); E°cell = 1.10 V 34. (d)
DG° = –2F × 1.10 ...(ii) 35. (d) :
Adding equations (i) and (ii), to get required
36. (d) 37. (d) 38. (c)
equation, + –
–2FE°cell = –2F × 1.10 – 2F × 0.46 NH3F
–E°cell = –1.10 – 0.46 39. (c) : ; no lone pair is present on
E°cell = 1.56 V
0.059 [Zn2+ ] nitrogen.
Ecell = E °cell − log 40. (b) 41. (a) 42. (c)
2 [Ag + ]2
0.059 PCl5
Ecell = 1.56 − log 0.1 = 1.56 + 0.03 = 1.59 V 43. (d) :
16. (c) (A) (B)
Rosenmund H2,
reduction Pd–BaSO4
17. (c) : DG° = – nFE°cell
– 2746 × 103 = – 26 × 96500 × E°cell CHO
E°cell = 1.09 V
a 361 44. (b)
18. (a) : r = = pm
2 2 2 2 45. (d) : [Pt(NH3)4]Cl2 and [Co(NH3)5NO2]Cl both
19. (d) 20. (a) will give white ppt. with AgNO3.
21. (d) : In option (c), inert pair effect; in option (d), [Co(NH3)3Cl3] will have geometrical isomers, fac
octet expansion is maximum in Si. and mer.
22. (d) 23. (c) nn

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1. A SN2 reaction at an asymmetric carbon of a 7. Which of the following phenols has lowest solubility
compound always gives in water?
(a) an enantiomer of the substrate (a) Phenol (b) o-Nitrophenol
(b) a product with opposite rotation (c) m-Nitrophenol (d) p-Nitrophenol
(c) a mixture of diastereomers 8. The complex [Fe(H2O)5NO]2+ is formed in the
(d) a single stereoisomer. brown ring test for nitrates when freshly prepared
2. What volume of 2.5 M H2SO4 is required to FeSO4 solution is added to aqueous solution of
NO3– followed by addition of conc. H2SO4. Select
neutralize a solution containing 2.5 g NaOH?
the correct statement about this complex.
(a) 10.2 mL (b) 18.4 mL
(a) Colour change is due to charge transfer.
(c) 12.5 mL (d) 11.89 mL
(b) It has iron in +1 oxidation state and nitrosyl as
3. 0.1 M H2SO4 is diluted to 0.01 M H2SO4. Hence, its NO+.
molar conductance will be (c) It has magnetic moment of 3.87 BM confirming
1 th three unpaired electrons in Fe.
(a) 10 times (b) times (d) All of these.
(c) 100 times (d) 10000 times. 9. Amount of electricity that can deposit 108 g of silver
from AgNO3 solution is
4. In the following sequence of reactions, B is
(a) 1 ampere (b) 1 coulomb
P/Br2 alc. KOH
CH3CH2COOH A B (c) 1 faraday (d) none of these.
(a) CH2 CH COOH (b) CH2 CH COOH 10. The following sequence of reactions on A gives
Br CH2CONH2 1. Br /NaOH
(c) CH3CH2COBr (d) CH3CH2OH 2. Heat
5. In NO3– ion, number of bond pairs and lone pairs of A
electrons on nitrogen atom are
(a) (b) NH
(a) 2, 2 (b) 3, 1 O
(c) 1, 3 (d) 4, 0 O O
6. The chemical reaction, 2O3 3O2 proceeds as
(c) NH (d)
follows :
Step 1 : O3 O2 + O .......(fast) O O
Step 2 : O + O3 2O2 .......(slow) 11. Which of the following gases is evolved when
The rate law expression should be ammonium dichromate (NH4)2Cr2O7, is strongly
(a) r = k′[O3]2 (b) r = k′[O3]2[O2]–1 heated?
(c) r = k′[O3][O2] (d) unpredictable. (a) N2 (b) N2O (c) NO (d) NH3

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12. Which of the following is a condensation polymer? (c) 4 times that of hydrogen molecule
(a) Polyisoprene (b) Polythene 1
(d) that of H2 molecule.
(c) Nylon (d) Polyacrylonitrile 2
13. The shape and hybridisation of some xenon 21. Which of the following is not a characteristic of
oxyfluorides are given. Choose the wrong set. physical adsorption?
(a) XeOF2-T-shape-sp3d (a) Attraction due to weak van der Waals’ forces
(b) XeOF4-square pyramidal-sp3d2 (b) Irreversible nature of adsorption
(c) Multimolecular adsorption layers
(c) XeO2F2-distorted trigonal bipyramidal-sp3d
(d) Decrease in adsorption with increase in
(d) XeO3F2-octahedral-sp3d.
14. Benzene is first treated with conc. HNO3 and
22. Solubility of sulphates of group 2 elements decreases
conc. H2SO4. Then, the product formed is heated
down the group due to
with chlorine and FeCl3. The final product is
(a) decreasing hydration energy
(a) 2-chloronitrobenzene
(b) 4 -chloronitrobenzene (b) high ionisation energy
(c) 2,4,6-trichloronitrobenzene (c) increase in melting point
(d) 3-chloronitrobenzene. (d) all of these.
15. For a reaction A → B, the rate of reaction quadrupled
when the concentration of A is doubled. The rate 3 KMnO4
23. X Y
expression of the reaction is r = k(A)n. The value of
n is The final product ‘Y’ is a medicine. Which of the
(a) 1 (b) 0 (c) 3 (d) 2 following is incorrect regarding ‘Y’?
16. CH3OC2H5 and (CH3)3C OCH3 are treated with (a) It has analgesic as well as antipyretic properties.
hydroiodic acid. The fragments obtained after (b) It helps to prevent heart attack.
reactions are respectively (c) It has anti-blood clotting action.
(a) CH3I + HOC2H5; (CH3)3C I + HOCH3 (d) It suppresses the gastric anomalies.
(b) CH3OH + C2H5I; (CH3)3CI + HOCH3 24. The number of alcohols that may have the molecular
(c) CH3OH + C2H5I; (CH3)3C OH + CH3I formula ‘C4H10O’ but do not have a chiral carbon
(d) CH3I + HOC2H5; CH3I + (CH3)3C OH is
17. The vapour pressure of water at 20°C is 17.54 mm. (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4
When 20 g of a non-ionic substance is dissolved 25. Which of the following has the maximum
in 100 g of water, the vapour pressure is lowered electronegativity?
by 0.30 mm. What is the molecular mass of the (a) C (b) F (c) N (d) O
26. When huge amount of sewage is dumped in a river,
(a) 200.8 g (b) 206.88 g
the BOD will
(c) 210.5 g (d) 215.2 g
(a) increase (b) remain unchanged
18. Ferrimagnetism is in (c) decrease (d) may increase or decrease.
(a) ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ (b) ↑ ↓ ↑ ↓
(c) ↑ ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ (d) none of these. 27. CH2CH CH2 on mercuration and demer-

19. Methylamine is obtained when acetamide is treated curation produces

(a) Br2 + NH4OH (b) NaOH + I2 (a)
(c) KOH + Br2 (d) none of these.
20. Helium atom is two times heavier than a hydrogen (b)
molecule at 298 K. The average kinetic energy of
helium is CH2CHOHCH2OH
(a) 2 times of H2 molecule
(b) same as that of H2 molecule (d) none of these.

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28. The van der Waals’ parameters for gases W, X, Y CH3 O CH3
and Z are NH NH
(b) NH2 COOH
Gas a (atm L2 mol–2) b (L mol–1) O
W 4.0 0.027
X 8.0 0.030 (c) NH2 COOH
Y 6.0 0.032
Z 12.0 0.027 NH
Which one of these gases has the highest critical
(a) W (b) X 36. Larger number of oxidation states are exhibited by
(c) Y (d) Z the actinoids than those by the lanthanoids, the
29. Predict the product of reaction of I2 with H2O2 in main reason being
basic medium. (a) lesser energy difference between 5f and 6d than
(a) I– (b) I2O3 between 4f and 5d orbitals
(c) IO3– (d) I–3 (b) more energy difference between 5f and 6d than
between 4f and 5d orbitals
30. What is the free energy change when 1.0 mole of
(c) more reactive nature of the actinoids than the
water at 100°C and 1 atm pressure is converted into
steam at 100°C and 1 atm pressure? lanthanoids
(a) 540 cal (b) –9800 cal (d) 4f orbitals are more diffused than the 5f
(c) 9800 cal (d) 0 cal orbitals.

31. The average osmotic pressure of human blood is 37. A compound on analysis was found to contain
7.8 bar at 37°C. What is the concentration of an C = 18.5%, H = 1.55%, Cl = 55.04% and O = 24.81%.
aqueous NaCl solution that could be used in the Its empirical formula is
blood stream? (a) C2H2OCl (b) CH2ClO
(a) 0.16 mol/L (b) 0.31 mol/L (c) CHClO (d) ClCH2O
(c) 0.60 mol/L (d) 0.45 mol/L 38. H2S gas when passed through a solution of cations
32. Which of the following compounds is thermally containing HCl precipitates the cations of second
least stable? group of qualitative analysis but not those belonging
(a) Li2CO3 (b) MgCO3 to the fourth group. It is because
(c) BaCO3 (d) BeCO3 (a) presence of HCl decreases the sulphide ion
33. Which of the following is most stable carbocation? concentration
+ + (b) sulphides of group IV cations are unstable in
(a) (b) HCl
(c) solubility product of group II sulphides is more
+ +
than that of group IV sulphides
(c) (d) (d) presence of HCl increases the sulphide ion
34. The composition of carnallite is
(a) KCl⋅MgCl2⋅6H2O (b) Na2Al2O3 39. The correct order of number of atoms in 1.6 g of
(c) Fe3O4 (d) Na3AlF6 CH4, 1.7 g of NH3 and 1.8 g of H2O is
(a) H2O = NH3 = CH4 (b) H2O < NH3 < CH4
35. A tripeptide is written as Glycine-Alanine-Glycine.
(c) CH4 < NH3 < H2O (d) CH4 = NH3 < H2O
The correct structure of the tripeptide is
O CH3 40. How many P O bonds are present in (HPO3)3?
NH NH COOH (a) 0 (b) 3
(a) NH2
O CH3 (c) 6 (d) 9

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AssertiOn AnD reAsOn Reason : Ideal gases obey the equation PV = nRT.
Directions : In the following questions (41-60), a statement 49. Assertion : Diastereomers have different physical
of assertion is followed by a statement of reason. Mark the properties.
correct choice as : Reason : They are non-superimposable mirror
(a) If both assertion and reason are true and reason is the images.
correct explanation of assertion.
50. Assertion: Bond order can assume any value
(b) If both assertion and reason are true but reason is not the
number including zero.
correct explanation of assertion.
Reason: Higher the bond order, shorter is bond
(c) If assertion is true but reason is false.
length and greater is bond energy.
(d) If both assertion and reason are false.
51. Assertion : Colloidal silver iodide is prepared by
41. Assertion : When a system in equilibrium is adding silver nitrate in slight excess to potassium
disturbed by changing the temperature, it will tend iodide solution. When subjected to an electric field,
to adjust itself so as to overcome the effect of the the colloidal particles migrate to the anode.
change. Reason : Colloidal particles of a particular substance
Reason : The endothermic reactions are favoured always carry the same charge irrespective of the
at lower temperature and exothermic reactions are method of preparation.
favoured by high temperature.
52. Assertion : Rate of reaction of alkyl halides in
42. Assertion : o-Nitrophenol is more volatile than Williamson’s synthesis reaction is
p-nitrophenol. 1°RX > 2°RX > 3°RX.
Reason : Intramolecular hydrogen bonding is Reason : It is a type of bimolecular substitution
present in o-nitrophenol while intermolecular reaction (SN2).
H-bonding is present in p-nitrophenol.
53. Assertion : If 30 mL of H2 and 20 mL of O2 react
43. Assertion : Lyophilic colloids are called as reversible to form water, 5 mL of H2 is left at the end of the
sols. reaction.
Reason : Lyophilic sols are liquid loving. Reason : O2 is the limiting reagent.
44. Assertion : Mixture of benzaldehyde and 54. Assertion : The formal oxidation no. of sulphur in
acetaldehyde in hot alkaline medium gives Na2S4O6 is 2.5.
cinnamaldehyde. Reason : Two S-atoms are not directly linked with
Reason : Benzaldehyde is a strong electrophile than O-atoms.
55. Assertion : For a cell reaction
45. Assertion : Anion vacancies in alkali halides are Zn(s) + Cu2+ 2+
(aq) → Zn (aq) + Cu(s); at the equilibrium,
produced by heating the alkali halide crystals with voltmeter gives zero reading.
alkali metal vapour. Reason : At the equilibrium, there is no change in
Reason : Electrons trapped in anion vacancies are the concentration of Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions.
referred to as F-centres.
56. Assertion : The position of an element in periodic
46. Assertion : Hydrogen iodide cannot be prepared by table after emission of one a- and two b- particles
the action of KI with conc. H2SO4. remains unchanged.
Reason : HI has poor thermal stability in comparison Reason : Emission of one a- and two b-particles
to other hydrogen halides. gives isotope of the element which acquires same
47. Assertion : Alkyl isocyanides in acidified water give position in periodic table.
alkyl formamides. 57. Assertion : The boiling point of 0.1 M urea solution
Reason : In isocyanides, carbon first acts as a is less than that of 0.1 M KCl solution.
nucleophile and then as an electrophile. Reason : Elevation of boiling point is directly
48. Assertion : van der Waals’ equation is applicable proportional to the number of species present in
only to non-ideal gases. the solution.

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NH 3+ It has 4 bond pairs and no lone pair.
58. Assertion : (en)2Co Co(en)2 is named
OH 6. (b) : As the slowest step is the rate determining step,
as tetrakis(ethylenediamine)-µ-hydroxo-µ-imido hence from eq. (2),
dicobalt (III) ion. r = k[O3][O]
Reason : In naming polynuclear complexes i.e., [O ][O] K eq [O3 ]
containing two or more metal atoms joined by From eq. (1), K eq = 2 or [O] =
[O3 ] [O2 ]
bridging ligands, the word µ is added with hyphen
before the name of such ligands. [O3 ]2
Hence, r = k K eq = k ′[O3 ]2[O2 ]−1 [Q k′ = kKeq]
59. Assertion : Ce4+ is used as an oxidising agent in [O2 ]
volumetric analysis. 7. (b) : o-Nitrophenol shows intramolecular hydrogen
Reason : Ce3+ has the tendency to change to Ce4+. bonding and due to chelation, it has the lowest
60. Assertion : Ksp of AB2 salt for solubility ‘s’ is 4s5. solubility.
Reason : Ksp of a salt is its ionic product at any 8. (d) : NO NO+ + e–
concentration. 2+
Fe + e–
sOlutiOns Fe2+ [Ar] 3d6
1. (d) : In SN2 reactions, inversion of configuration Fe+ [Ar] 3d7
occurs therefore, a single stereoisomer is produced.
Three unpaired electrons
As this stereoisomer is not the enantiomer of the
reactant therefore, a product with opposite sign of µ = n(n + 2) = 3(3 + 2) = 3.87 B.M.
rotation is not necessarily produced.
Atomic mass
2. 5 9. (c) : Ag+ + e– Ag; EAg = = 108
2. (c) : 2.5 g NaOH = equivalents of NaOH 1
40 WAg 108
 2. 5 
= × 1000  = 62.5 milliequivalents of NaOH Number of faradays = = =1
 40  EAg 108
Now, meq of H2SO4 = meq. of NaOH
Let the volume of H2SO4 required is V mL. 10. (c) :
or 2.5 × 2 × V = 62.5 ( n-factor for H2SO4 = 2)
V= = 12.5 mL
3. (c) : If dilution is made V-times molar conductance
becomes V-times.
0.1 M H2SO4 changes to 0.01 M H2SO4
Thus, dilution is 100 times so, its molar conductance
will be 100 times. 
11. (a) : (NH4)2Cr2O7 N2 + Cr2O3 + 4H2O
4. (a) : 12. (c) : Condensation polymerisation involves
condensation reaction between two bifunctional
monomers to produce dimer which in turn,
produce, tetramer and so on with the loss of simple
molecules like H2O, NH3, HCl etc.
P + Br2 is brominating agent that brominates the 13. (d) : The structure of XeO3F2 : O Xe
a-position. The product then undergoes dehydro- O
halogenation in the presence of alcoholic potassium F
hydroxide. No. of lone pair of Xe = 0 and no. of bond pairs = 5
5. (d) : The structure of NO3– is represented as Hybridisation of Xe = sp3d
Hence, shape of XeO3F2 should be trigonal
: : : :

– O
:O N bipyramidal and not octahedral.
: :

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20. (b) : Average kinetic energy = kT where, k is
14. (d) : Boltzmann constant. Average kinetic energy is the
same for all gaseous molecules.
21. (b)
15. (d) : Rate of reaction is quadrupled on doubling the 22. (a) : Heat of hydration is higher for small sized
concentration. Thus r ∝ [A]2. cations. Thus, solubility of sulphates of these metals
16. (a) : When mixed ethers are used, the alkyl iodide decreases down the group.
produced depends on the nature of alkyl groups.
If one group is methyl and the other a primary
or secondary alkyl group, then methyl iodide is 23. (d) :
produced. Here reaction occurs via SN2 mechanism
and because of the steric effect of the larger group,
I– attacks the smaller (Me) group.
When the substrate is a methyl t-alkyl ether, the
products are t-RI and MeOH. Here reaction occurs
by SN1 mechanism and formation of products is
controlled by the stability of carbocation. Since CH3
carbocation stability order is 3º > 2º > 1º > CH3 , 24. (c) : CH3CH2CH2CH2OH, CH3 CH CH2OH,
therefore alkyl halide is always derived from CH3
tert-alkyl group.
25. (b) : Order of electronegativity is :
26. (a) : BOD is directly proportional to the amount of
organic waste which is to be decomposed. Thus, the
BOD will increase.
17. (c) : Relative lowering in vapour pressure, 27. (a) :
p° − ps w2 M1
= × CH2CH CH2 CH2 CH CH2
p° M2 w1
0.30 mm 20 18 +
= × + Hg(OCOCH3)2
17.54 mm M2 100 Hg(OCOCH3)
20 × 18 × 17.54 OH
⇒ M2 = = 210.48  210.5 g NaBH4
0.30 × 100 CH2 CH CH2 Hg(OCOCH3)
18. (c)
19. (c) : The reaction involved is called as Hofmann’s OH
bromamide reaction. CH2CHCH3
RCONH2 + Br2 + 4KOH RNH2 + 2KBr + K2CO3
+ 2H2O
Mechanism involved is :
Br2 –OH 28. (d) : For gas Z, critical temperature is highest.
R C NH2 R C NH Br –H O
Tc =
27 Rb
–Br – 8 × 12

R N C O R C N R C N Br ⇒ Tc = = 1603.98 K
R NH2 + CO2 27 × .0821 × .027

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29. (a) : I2(s) + H2O2(aq) + 2OH–(aq) –
2I(aq) + 2H2O(l) 39. (b) :
+ O2(g) Molecule No. of moles No. of No. of
30. (d) : It represents the condition of equilibrium molecules Atoms
hence, DG = 0. CH4 0.1 0.1N0 0.5N0
31. (b) : p = CRT NH3 0.1 0.1N0 0.4N0
p 7. 8 H2O 0.1 0.1N0 0.3N0
C= = = 0.31 mol/L
RT 0.082 × 310
32. (d) P P
+ 40. (b) : HO O
33. (c) : (Tropylium) carbocation contains O O
(4n + 2)p electrons hence, it is aromatic and most O OH
stable. (HPO3)3
34. (a) : Carnallite is an ore of potassium and its 41. (c) : An exothermic reaction is favoured by low
formula is KCl⋅MgCl2⋅6H2O. temperature while an endothermic reaction is
favoured by high temperature.
42. (a) : p-Nitrophenol has higher boiling point
35. (c) : than o-nitrophenol, because of intermolecular
hydrogen bonding present in p-nitrophenol. But
intramolecular hydrogen bonding in o-nitrophenol
makes it steam volatile.
43. (b) : If the dispersion medium is separated
from the dispersed phase, the lyophilic sol can
be reconstituted by simply remixing with the
36. (a) : Energy difference between 5f and 6d orbitals is dispersion medium. That is why these sols are also
less so, actinoids have larger number of oxidation called reversible sols.
states. 44. (a) : This is Claisen-Schmidt reaction.
37. (c) : O

Relative C6H5 C H + CH2CHO Hot alkali
Atomic Moles of Simplest Benzaldehyde Acetaldehyde
Element % (Electrophile (Nucleophile
mass atoms ratio of as it does not as it contains OH H
atoms contain -hydrogen)
-hydrogen) C6H5 CH CH CHO
18.5 1
C 18.5 12 = 1.542 Aldol (unstable)
12 , H +
H 1.55 1 = 1. 5 1
Cl 55.04 35.5 = 1.55 1 45. (b) : On heating the alkali halide crystals with alkali
metal vapour the excess of alkali metal atoms deposit
24.81 on the surface of the alkali halide crystal, halide ion
O 24.81 16 = 1.55 1
16 then diffuse to the surface and combine with alkali
metal atom which get ionised by losing electrons.
Therefore, empirical formula of the compound is
After ionisation the alkali metal ion occupies
CHClO. cationic vacancy whereas electron occupies anionic
38. (a) vacancy.

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46. (b) : Hydrogen iodide cannot be prepared by the 55. (a) : Zn(s) + Cu2+ 2+
(aq) → Zn (aq) + Cu(s)
action of KI with conc. H2SO4 because H2SO4 As the time passes, the concentration of Zn2+ keeps
oxidises HI to I2. on increasing while the concentration of Cu2+
H2SO4 + 2HI I2 + SO2 + 2H2O keeps on decreasing. At the same time voltage of
47. (a) : In an isocyanide, first an electrophile and then the cell keeps on decreasing. When there is no
a nucleophile add at the carbon to form a species change in concentration of Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions,
which usually undergoes further transformations. voltmeter gives zero reading and this state is known
RN C – + E +
RN C(Nu)E as equilibrium.
+ 56. (a) : The loss of one a-particle will reduce the
RN C – + H 2O RN CHOH RNHCHO mass number by four and atomic number by two.
Alkyl formamide
Subsequent two b-emissions will increase the
48. (b) : In real gases, the intermolecular forces of
atomic number by two without affecting the mass
attraction and the volume occupied by the gas
number. Hence, the new element will be only an
molecules cannot be neglected.
isotope of the parent atom and hence its position in
49. (c) : Stereoisomers which are not mirror images the periodic table remains unchanged.
of each other are called diastereomers. They have
57. (a)
similar chemical properties because they belong
NH 3+
to the same family, but they do not have identical 58. (a) : (en)2Co Co(en)2 is named as
physical properties because of difference in their OH
relative configurations. tetrakis(ethylenediamine)-µ-hydroxo-µ-imido
1 dicobalt (III) ion. For more than one bridging group
50. (b) : Bond order = (N b − N a ) . the word µ is repeated before each bridging group.
Bond order zero indicates that the bond does not 59. (c) : Ce4+ has the tendency to change to Ce3+ (as +3
exist. oxidation state is more stable).
51. (d) : As AgNO3 is in excess, the AgI particles will 60. (d) : Ksp for AB2 = 4s3
adsorb Ag+ ions and move towards cathode. Ksp equals ionic product in saturated solution.
Colloidal particles of AgI may be positively or
negatively charged depending upon whether 
AgNO3 is in excess or KI is in excess.
52. (a) : Williamson’s synthesis occurs by SN2
mechanism and primary alkyl halides are most
reactive in SN2 reactions.
53. (d) : H2 + O 
→ H2 O
30 mL 2 2
15 mL reacted
Volume of O2 left = 20 – 15 = 5 mL
Since H2 is completely consumed, hence, it is the
limiting reagent.
+ – +5 0 0 +5 – +
54. (a) : NaO S S S S ONa
Formal oxidation number of sulphur
= = 2. 5 0124-6601200

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CONCEPT Alcohols, phenols and ethers are the basic

ALCOHOLS, PHENOLS compounds of organic chemistry and they

find wide applications in industry as well as
in day-to-day life.

Chemical properties
l Cleavage of O—H bond : Ease of reaction depends on stability
Physical properties of alkoxide ion. µ No. of C-atoms Acidity : Phenols > Water > 1° alcohol > 2° alcohol > 3° alcohol
l Cleavage of C—OH bond : Ease of reaction depends on stability of
Solubility µ Branching carbocations.
Order of reactivity : 3° alcohol > 2° alcohol > 1° alcohol
ALCOHOLS l Reactions involving whole alcohol molecule :
443 K
(CnH2n+1OH) C C
413 K
Dehydration : R—OH + conc. H2SO4 ROR
142 pm
:O: 96 pm 383 K
H 513 K
C 108.9° H Preparation R—OH + Al2O3 633 K
H sp3 l RX + KOH(aq.) ® ROH + KX C C
H conc. H2SO4/H2O [O] [O]
Oxidation : Alcohol Aldehyde/Ketone Carboxylic acid
(Markovnikov's addition)
Cu/273 K
l C C RCH2OH Dehydrogenation : 1° alcohol Aldehyde
Alkene (i) B2H6 in THF
Cu/273 K
(ii) H2O2, OH – 2° alcohol Ketone
(Anti-Markovnikov's addition) Cu/273 K
Dehydration : 3° alcohol C C
l HCHO H2/Pt or Pd or Ni

or 1° Alcohol
NaBH4 or LiAlH4
or Distinction tests
or R CH R l Dichromate test (oxidation) : 1° alcohol ® Acid with same
or Na/C2H5OH

R number of C-atoms; 2° alcohol ® Ketone with same number of


Carbonyl 2° Alcohol C-atoms; 3° alcohol ® No reaction under normal conditions.
(i) RMgX/Dry ether
compounds or l Victor Meyer’s test : 1° alcohol ® Blood red colour;
(ii) H2O/H + R3C—OH
2° alcohol ® Blue colour; 3° alcohol ® Colourless.
3° Alcohol
(i) LiAlH4 or B2H6/ether l Lucas test : 1° alcohol ® No turbidity; 2° alcohol ® Turbidity in
PHENOLS Carboxylic acids
(ii) H3O + 5 minutes; 3° alcohol ® Turbidity appears immediately.
109° Some important alcohols
H Methanol : Prepared by catalytic hydrogenation of carbon
: :

136 pm monoxide or water gas. It is used as a solvent, preservative,
Physical properties
sp2 substitute for petrol, etc.
l Pure phenols are colourless liquids or solids.
l Form intermolecular hydrogen bonds hence, soluble in water. l Ethanol : Prepared by the hydration of ethene or by the fermentation
of molasses. It is used as an antiseptic, power alcohol, in beverages, etc.

NaOH NaOH dil. HCl Chemical properties
l C6H5SO3H –H2O C6H5SO3Na 573-623 K, C6H5ONa –NaCl
l Electrophilic substitution of phenols : Halogenation,
–Na2SO3, –H2O
dil. H2SO4, D
sulphonation, nitration, Friedel—Crafts alkylation, etc. occur at
– +
C6H5 N2Cl + H2O C6H5OH o- and p- positions due to activating effect of —OH group.
–N2, –HCl
623 K, 320 atm dil. HCl
C6H5Cl + NaOH C6H5ONa –NaCl
–NaCl, –H2O
1. O2 Tests to distinguish phenols from alcohols
C6H5CH(CH3)2 FeCl3 test : Gives violet colour
2. H+, H2O l
l Br2 – H2O test : Gives white ppt.
ETHERS l Liebermann’s nitroso test : Gives blue colour which turns red on
(CnH2n + 2O dilution
l Ammonia/Sodium hypochlorite test : Gives blue colour
where n > 1)
141 pm
:O: Classification l Azo dye test : Gives orange colour
H H l Simple or symmetrical : Same alkyl groups are attached to
H C 111.7° C H oxygen, ROR.
H sp3 H Physical properties
l Mixed or unsymmetrical : Different alkyl groups are l Dipolar due to slightly polar C—O bonds.
attached to oxygen, ROR¢.
l B.pts. are lower than isomeric alcohols due to lack of hydrogen
l Aliphatic ethers : R and R¢ both are alkyl groups.
l Aromatic ethers : Either one or both R and R¢ are aryl groups. bonding.
l Solubility in water (soluble due to formation of
H–bonds with water)
l Fairly soluble in organic solvents.
Chemical properties
l Reaction of ethereal oxygen :
l Lighter than water.
R +
ROR + HCl(conc.) O – H Cl– Preparation

conc. H2SO4, 413 K

l Cleavage of C – O bond : or Al2O3, 523 K ROR
373 K
R – OR + HX R – OH + R – X D Ether
– In case of alkyl aryl ethers, phenol and an alkyl halide are obtained. (Williamson synthesis) –NaX
dil. H2SO4 l Williamson synthesis involves SN2 mechanism in case of 1° alkyl
ROR + H2O 2R – OH halides.
ROR + PCl5 D 2R – Cl l In the case of 2° and 3° alkyl halides, elimination takes place.
l Reactions involving alkyl group : l Dehydration of alcohols for the formation of ethers follows the order :
– Formation of peroxides with air and light. 1° > 2° > 3°
– Substitution products obtained on halogenation.
l Electrophilic substitution reactions : Uses
Aryl alkyl ethers give o- and p-substituted products due to +R effect of Ethers are used as industrial solvents, heat transfer medium (diphenyl
alkoxy group (–OR). ether), flavouring agents and in perfumes.
1. The chemical name of aspirin is 7. Amongst H2O, H2S, H2Se and H2Te, the one with
(a) methyl salicylate (b) acetylsalicylic acid the highest boiling point is
(c) sodium salicylate (d) salicylic acid. (a) H2O because of hydrogen bonding
2. The half life period of radon is 3.8 days. After how (b) H2Te because of higher molecular weight
many days will only one-twentieth of radon sample (c) H2S because of hydrogen bonding
be left over ? (d) H2Se because of lower molecular weight.
(a) 8.54 days (b) 20 days 8. Of the following statements about enzymes which
(c) 11.28 days (d) 16.46 days is/are true?
(i) Enzymes lack in nucleophilic groups.
3. Which of the following acts as a sink for CO? (ii) Enzymes are highly specific both in binding
(a) Plants chiral substrates and in catalysing their
(b) Haemoglobin reactions.
(c) Microorganisms present in the soil (iii) Enzymes catalyse chemical reactions by lowering
(d) Oceans the energy of activation.
4. The plot of 1/xA versus 1/yA (where xA and yA are (iv) Pepsin is a proteolytic enzyme.
the mole fractions of A in liquid and vapour phases (a) (i) and (iv) (b) (i) and (iii)
respectively) is linear whose slope and intercept (c) (ii), (iii) and (iv) (d) (i) only
respectively are given as 9. Bakelite is made from phenol and formaldehyde.
p° A ( p° A − p°B ) p° A ( p°B − p° A ) The initial reaction between them is the example of
(a) , (b) , (a) electrophilic aromatic substitution
p°B p°B p°B p°B
(b) nucleophilic aromatic substitution
p°B ( p° A − p°B ) p°B ( p°B − p° A ) (c) free radical reaction
(c) , (d) , (d) aldol reaction.
p° A p° B p° A p°B
10. Carbylamine test is performed in alcoholic KOH by
5. The standard reduction potentials of Pb and Zn heating a mixture of
electrodes are –0.126 and –0.763 volts respectively. (a) chloroform and silver powder
The cell equation will be (b) trihalogenated methane and a primary amine
(a) Pb2+ + Zn → Pb + Zn2+ (c) an alkyl halide and a primary amine
(b) Pb + 2Zn2+ → Pb4+ + 2Zn (d) an alkyl cyanide and a primary amine.
(c) Zn2+ + Pb → Zn + Pb2+
(d) none of the above. 11. When chlorine water is added to an aqueous solution
of potassium halide in presence of chloroform,
6. Colourless solutions of the following four salts are a violet colour is obtained. On adding more of
placed separately in four different test tubes and chlorine water, the violet colour disappears, and a
a strip of copper is dipped in each one of these. colourless solution is obtained. This test confirms
Which solution will turn blue? the presence of _____ in aqueous solution.
(a) KNO3 (b) AgNO3 (a) iodide (b) bromide
(c) Zn(NO3)2 (d) ZnSO4 (c) chloride (d) iodide and bromide


12. Which of the following statements is incorrect? (a) enantiomers (b) diastereomers
(a) Brownian movement and Tyndall effect are (c) structural isomers
shown by colloidal systems. (d) two molecules of the same compound.
(b) Gold number is a measure of the protective 20. Which among the following statements are true for
power of a lyophillic colloid. glycine ?
(c) The colloidal solution of a liquid in liquid is (1) It exists in crystalline form.
called gel. (2) It is optically active.
(d) Hardy-Schulze rule is related with coagulation. (3) It is soluble in water.
13. The reaction given below, involving the gases (4) It can form zwitter ion.
is observed to be first order with rate constant (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1, 2 and 4
7.48 × 10–3 sec–1. Calculate the time required for (c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4
the total pressure (in a system containing A at an 21. Lemon juice normally has a pH of 2. If all the acid
initial pressure of 0.1 atm) to rise to 0.145 atm and in the lemon juice is citric acid and there are no
also, find the total pressure after 100 sec. citrate salts present, then what will be the citric acid
2A(g) → 4B(g) + C(g) concentration (H.Cit) in the lemon juice? (Assume
that only the first hydrogen of citric acid is important).
(a) 46.5 sec, 0.12 atm (b) 47.7 sec, 0.18 atm (H.Cit H+ + Cit–; Ka = 8.4 × 10–4 mol lit–1)
(c) 50.2 sec, 0.16 atm (d) None of these (a) 8.4 × 10 M –4 (b) 4.2 × 10–4 M
(c) 16.8 × 10 M –4 (d) 12.0 × 10–2 M
14. If a refrigerator's door is kept opened, then
(a) room gets cooled 22. The dissociation energy of H2 is 430.53 kJ mol–1.
(b) room gets heated If hydrogen is dissociated by illumination with
(c) more heat is passed out radiation of wavelength 253.7 nm, the fraction of
(d) there is no effect. the radiant energy which will be converted into
15. The pH of pure water at 25°C and 35°C are 7 and kinetic energy is given by
6 respectively. The heat of formation of water from (a) 100% (b) 8.78% (c) 2.22% (d) 1.22%
H+ and OH– is 23. For which of the following reactions DH is less than
(a) – 64.55 kcal/mol (b) – 74.55 kcal/mol DE?
(c) – 84.55 kcal/mol (d) –54.55 kcal/mol (a) HCl(aq) + NaOH(aq) NaCl(aq) + H2O(l)
16. The oxide which is used as white pigment is (b) H2(g) + I2(g) 2HI(g)
(a) ZnO (b) FeO (c) NiO (d) CuO (c) C(s) + O2(g) CO2(g)
17. Stearic acid, C17H35COOH has a density of (d) N2(g) + 3H2(g) 2NH3(g)
0.85 g/cm3. The molecule occupies an area of 24. Two students performed the same experiment
0.205 nm2 in a closed packed surface film. Calculate separately and each one of them recorded two readings
the length of the molecule. of mass which are given below. Correct reading of
(a) 3.8073 nm (b) 8.3073 nm mass is 5.0 g. On the basis of given data, mark the
(c) 2.7073 nm (d) 1.8073 nm correct option out of the following statements.
18. An aqueous solution of 6.3 g oxalic acid dihydrate Students Readings
is made up to 250 mL. The volume of 0.1 N NaOH (i) (ii)
required to completely neutralize 10 mL of this A 5.01 4.99
solution is B 5.05 4.95
(a) 40 mL (b) 20 mL (c) 10 mL (d) 4 mL (a) Results of both the students are neither accurate
nor precise.
19. The pair of structures given below represent
(b) Results of student A are both precise and
(c) Results of student B are neither precise nor
(d) Results of student B are both precise and


25. In the given reaction, 32. Trimethylamine is a pyramidal molecule

X is
and formamide is a planar . The
(a) (b)
hybridisations of nitrogen in both are __ and __
(c) (d) none of these. respectively.
(a) sp2 , sp2 (b) sp3, sp2
26. In which isomer of C7H7NO2 there are two 3
(c) sp , sp 3 (d) sp2 , sp
functional groups ? 33. Which of the following processes will convert
(a) Phenyl nitromethane (b) m-nitrotoluene starch directly into glucose?
(c) Anthranilic acid (d) Benzyl nitrite (a) Heating with dilute H2SO4.
27. Which of the following is not correct representation (b) Fermentation by diastase.
of first law of thermodynamics? (c) Fermentation by zymase.
(a) Isochoric process; DE = q (d) Heating with dilute NaOH.
(b) Isothermal process; q = – w 34. PbF4, PbCl4 exist but PbBr4 and PbI4 do not exist
(c) Adiabatic process; q = – w because of
(d) Cyclic process; q = – w (a) large size of Br– and I–
28. The incorrect statement among the following is (b) strong oxidising character of Pb4+
(a) the first ionization potential of Al is less than (c) strong reducing character of Pb4+
the first ionization potential of Mg (d) low electronegativity of Br– and I–.
(b) the second ionization potential of Mg is greater 35. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer
than the second ionization potential of Na using the codes given below :
(c) the first ionization potential of Na is less than List I List II
the first ionization potential of Mg (Reactions) (Products)
(d) the third ionization potential of Mg is greater
(P) I.
than the third ionization potential of Al.
29. In presence of peroxide, hydrogen chloride and
hydrogen iodide do not give anti-Markownikoff 's
(Q) 2CH3CH2NH2 II.
addition to alkenes because
(a) both are highly ionic
(b) one is oxidising and the other is reducing
(c) one of the step is endothermic in both the cases
(d) all the steps are exothermic in both the cases.
30. A mixture of benzaldehyde and formaldehyde on (R) (CH3)2NH + III.
heating with aqueous NaOH solution gives
(a) benzyl alcohol and sodium formate
(b) sodium benzoate and methyl alcohol
(S) IV.
(c) sodium benzoate and sodium formate
(d) benzyl alcohol and methyl alcohol.
31. The increase in the molar conductivity of HCl with
Codes :
dilution is due to P Q R S
(a) increase in the self ionisation of water (a) III IV I II
(b) decrease in the self ionisation of water (b) IV III II I
(c) decrease in the interionic forces (c) I II III IV
(d) none of these. (d) IV III I II


36. An alkyl halide with molecular formula, C6H13Br 3. (c) : CO is converted into CO2 by microorganisms
on treatment with alcoholic KOH gave two present in soil.
isomeric alkenes, A and B. Reductive ozonolysis 4. (b) : PA = xA p°A, PB = xB p°B
of the mixture gave the following compounds :
pA x A p°A
CH3COCH3, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO and yA = =
(CH3)2CHCHO. The alkyl halide is pA + pB x A p°A + x B p°B
(a) 2-bromohexane x A p°A x A p°A
(b) 3-bromo-2-methylpentane = =
x A p°A + (1 − x A ) p°B x A ( p°A − p°B ) + p°B
(c) 2,2-dimethyl-1-bromobutane
(d) 2-bromo-2, 3-dimethylbutane. 1 x ( p° − p ° ) + p°B
or, = A A B
37. Anhydride of nitric acid is yA x A p°A
(a) N2O (b) NO2 (c) N2O5 (d) N2O3 1 p°A − p°B p° 1
or, = + B
38. How many grams of sucrose (mol. wt. = 342) should yA p°A p°A x A
be dissolved in 100 g water in order to produce a 1 p° 1 p° − p°A
solution with a 105.0°C difference between the or, = A + B
freezing and the boiling temperatures? x A p°B y A p°B
1 1
(Kf = 1.86° C/m, Kb = 0.51° C/m) Hence, plot of vs will be linear with
(a) 34.2 g (b) 72 g (c) 342 g (d) 460 g xA yA
p° ( p°B − p°A )
39. The lower boiling point of helium is due to its slope = A and intercept = .
(a) inertness (b) gaseous nature p°B p°B
(c) high polarisability 5. (a) : The E°red of Zn is lower than that of Pb, hence
(d) weak van der Waals forces between atoms. Zn is a better reducing agent than Pb.
40. The correct order of basicity of the following \ The correct cell reaction will be
compounds is
Pb2+ + Zn → Pb + Zn2+
6. (b) : As Cu is more reactive than Ag.
Cu + 2AgNO3 → Cu(NO3)2 + 2Ag
Cu 2+ will give blue solution. Cu is below in
electrochemical series than K and Zn hence, no
reaction takes place with KNO3, Zn(NO3)2 and
(a) II > I > III > IV (b) I > III > II > IV ZnSO4.
(c) III > I > II > IV (d) I > II > III > IV 7. (a) : H 2O has the highest boiling point due to
SOLUTIONS H-bonding.
1. (b) : Structural formula of aspirin is 8. (c)
9. (a) : The reaction of phenol and formaldehyde
is called Lederer Manasse reaction. It follows
electrophilic addition and rearrangement
IUPAC name : 2-Acetoxybenzoic acid
Chemical name : Acetylsalicylic acid
0.693 0.693
2. =
(d) : We know that, l = = 0.182 day–1
t1/2 3. 8
Let the initial amount of radon be N 0 and the
amount left after t days be N which is equal to 0 .
Applying the equation,
2.303 N
t= log10 0
λ N
2.303 N0 2.303
= = log10 log10 20
0.182 N 0 / 20 0.182
= 16.46 days


10. (b) : Trihalogenated methane (CHX3) and a primary 16. (a) : ZnO is used in white paints in place of white
amine, i.e.; lead. It does not get blackened with hydrogen
CHX3 + RNH2 + 3KOH → RNC + 3KX + 3H2O sulphide present in air as the white lead paint does.
11. (a) : 2I– + Cl2 I2 + 2Cl– It is also known as Philosopher's wool.
Violet 17. (c) : Molar mass of stearic acid = 284
5Cl2 + I2 + 6H2O 2HIO3 + 10HCl Mass of one molecule = g
Excess Colourless 6.02 × 1023
12. (c) : Liquid-liquid system is known as emulsion. Volume of one molecule =
6.02 × 1023 × 0.85
= 55.5 × 10–23 cm3
13. (b) : 2A(g) → 4B(g) + C(g)
Initial : P0 0 0 Area occupied by the molecule = 0.205 nm2
At time : t P0 – P′ 2P′ P′/2 = 0.205 × 10–18 m2 = 0.205 × 10–14 cm2
3P ′ volume
Ptotal = P0 – P′ + 2P′ + P′/2 = P0 + Hence, length of the molecule =
2 area
2 55.5 × 10 −23
P ′ = (Ptotal − P0 ) = = 270.73 × 10−9 cm = 2.7073 nm
3 −14
2 0.205 × 10
P′ = (0.145 – 0.1) = 0.03 atm 6.3 × 1000
3 18. (a) : Normality of oxalic acid = = 0. 4 N
2.303 P0 63 × 250
K= log
t P0 − P ′ N1V1 = N2V2 or 0.1 × V1 = 0.4 × 10
2.303 0. 1 \ V1 = 40 mL
t= log = 47.7 sec
−3 0 .07
7.48 × 10 19. (c) : Convert these Newmann projections into open
2.303 P0 chain structures.
Also, k = log
t P0 − P ′
2.303  0. 1 
k= log 
100  0.1 − P ′ 
⇒ 0.1 – P′ = 0.047 or P′ = 0.053
Ptotal = 0.1 + (0.053) ≈ 0.18 atm Both structures have same molecular formula
14. (b) : The room gets heated because to maintain the C4H9Cl, thus these are isomers. However, the two
cooling inside the refrigerator its radiator radiates have different groups, viz CH3 and CH2Cl, so these
heat to the surroundings continuously. are neither enantiomers nor diastereomers. Hence,
these are structural isomers.
15. (c) : At 25°C, [H+] = 10–7. \ K w1 = 10–14 20. (c)
At 35°C, [H+] = 10–6. \ K w = 10–12
2 [H + ][cit − ]
K w2 21. (d) : Ka =
∆H  T2 − T1  [H. cit]
Now using, 2.303 log =  
K w1 R  T1 × T2  [10 −2 ][10 −2 ]
8.4 × 10–4 =
[H. cit]
10−12 ∆H  10 
2.303 log =   10 −4
−14 2  298 × 308  8.4 × 10–4 =
[H. cit]
\ DH = 84551.4 cal/mol = 84.551 kcal/mol 10−4
Thus, H2O H+ + OH– ; DH = 84.551 kcal/mol [H. cit] = = 0.119
8.4 × 10−4
\ H+ + OH– H2O ; DH = –84.551 kcal/mol = 11.9 × 10–2 M  12 × 10–2 M


22. (b) : Energy of 1 mole of photons, 34. (b) : F 2 and Cl 2 are more oxidising in nature
N ×h×c hence, they can form Pb in + 4 oxidation state but
E = N 0 hυ = 0 Br2 and I2 cannot. Secondly, Pb4+ is strong oxidising
λ agent and in its presence Br– and I– cannot exist.
Energy converted into K.E. = (472 – 430.53) kJ
35. (d)
% of energy converted into K.E.
36. (b) : Out of CH3COCH3, CH3CHO, CH3CH2CHO
(472 − 430.53) and (CH3)2CHCHO, two pairs containing a total
= × 100 = 8.78%
472 of six carbon atoms are :
23. (d) : Dn = 2 – 4 = –2 (i) CH3COCH3 + CH3CH2CHO
\ DH = DE + (–2)RT or, DH = DE – 2RT (ii) CH3CHO + (CH3)2CHCHO
Hence, DH < DE The alkenes which will give these pairs of
24. (b) : Results of student B is accurate but not precise. compounds on ozonolysis are :
25. (a) : SeO2 oxidises compounds containing active
methylene group (i.e. CH2 next to the carbonyl
group) to another CO group. i.e.,

These two alkenes can be obtained as

dehydrogenation products if the alkyl halide is
26. (c) :

27. (c) : For adiabatic process, q = 0; so, DE = w

28. (b) : IE2 of Mg is lower than that of Na because 37. (c) : 2HNO3 N 2O 5 + H 2O
in case of Mg+, one s-electron has to be removed 38. (b) : Boiling point (Tb) = 100 + DTb = 100 + Kbm
where in case of Na+, an electron is to be removed
from the stable inert gas configuration which is Freezing point (Tf) = 0 – DTf = –Kf m
difficult. Tb – Tf = (100 + Kbm) – (–Kf m)
29. (c) : One of the steps, (i.e. the reaction of HCl 105 = 100 + 0.51 m + 1.86 m
with carbon radical in case of HCl and addition 5
2.37 m = 5 or,= m = 2.11 m
of iodine radical to double bond in case of HI) is 2.37
endothermic in both the cases. \ Wt. of sucrose to be dissolved in 100 g water
30. (a) : A mixture of benzaldehyde and formaldehyde 2.11 × 342
undergoes cross Cannizzaro reaction. = × 100 = 72 g
C6H5CHO + HCHO C6H5CH2OH 39. (d) : Due to weak van der Waals forces, He has
+ HCOONa lowest boiling point.
31. (c) : Due to increase in volume of water, interionic
forces of HCl will decrease. Hence, ionic mobility 40. (b):
will increase and consequently, the molar (I)
conductivity will also increase.
32. (b) : In amine, the nitrogen is sp3 hybridised and
in amide, the nitrogen is sp2 hybridised. The conjugate acid obtained by addition of a proton
33. (a) : Fermentation by diastase will convert starch to I is stabilised by two equivalent resonance
into maltose but not into glucose. Zymase does structures and hence, compound I is the most basic.
not affect starch. Further, dilute NaOH will not Further 2° amines are more basic than 1° amines
hydrolyse starch because the various glucose units while amides are least basic due to delocalization
in it are linked to each other by glycosidic linkages of lone pair of electrons of N over the CO group.
which are resistant to hydrolysis by NaOH. Thus, Thus the order is : I > III > II > IV
only dilute H2SO4 will hydrolyse starch into glucose.
1. Mass of one 147N atom is The rate law for the formation of C is
(a) 14 amu (b) 7 amu (c) 14 g (d) 7 g dC dC
(a) = k[ A] (b) = k[ A][B]
2. The incorrect IUPAC name is dt dt
dC dC
(c) = k[ A]2[B] (d) = k[ A][B]2
dt dt
(a) 6. For the cell reaction,
Cu(s) + Cl2(g) Cu2+ –
(aq.) + 2Cl (aq.)
Cell notation is
(a) Cu(s)|Cu2+ –
(b) C(s)|Cl(aq.)|Cl2(g)||Cu2+

(c) Cu(s)|Cu2+ (aq.)||Cl–
(aq.)|Cl 2(g)
(d) Cu(s)|Cu2+ (aq.)||Cl2(g) |Cl –
7. Aniline in a set of reactions yielded a product D.
3. Choose the correct statement. A B C
HCl Ni
(a) Saccharin is 650 times sweeter than sucrose. HNO2
(b) Aspartame is 550 times sweeter than sucrose. D
The product D would be
(c) Sucralose is 160 times sweeter than sucrose.
(d) Alitame is 2000 times sweeter than sucrose. (a) C6H5CH2NH2 (b) C6H5NHCH2CH3
(c) C6H5NHOH (d) C6H5CH2OH
4. Which of the following represents the correct order
of boiling points of the given substances? 8. Which of the following has an ester linkage?
(a) n-pentane > isopentane > neopentane (a) Nylon-6,6 (b) Dacron
(b) isopentane > neopentane > n-pentane (c) PVC (d) Bakelite
(c) neopentane > n-pentane > isopentane 9. If K1 and K2 are respective equilibrium constants
(d) n-pentane > neopentane > isopentane for the two reactions,
5. For the non-stoichiometric reaction : (i) XeF6(g) + H2O(g) XeOF4(g) + 2HF(g)
2A + B → C + D, the following kinetic data was (ii) XeO4(g) + XeF6(g) XeOF4(g) + XeO3F2(g)
obtained in three separate experiments, all at 298 K. the equilibrium constant for the reaction,
Initial Initial Initial rate of XeO4(g) + 2HF(g) XeO3F2(g) + H2O(g)
will be
concentration concentration formation of
[A] [B] C (mol L–1s–1) (a) 12 (b) K1 . K2
0.1 M 0.1 M 1.2 × 10–3 K2
0.1 M 0.2 M 1.2 × 10–3 K K
(c) 1 (d) 2
0.2 M 0.1 M 2.4 × 10–3 K2 K1

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10. XeF6 on complete hydrolysis gives 17. Among the following oxoacids, the correct
(a) XeO4 (b) XeO3 decreasing order of acid strength is
(c) XeO2 (d) Xe (a) HClO2 > HClO4 > HClO3 > HOCl
11. Mark the correct order of decreasing acid strength (b) HOCl > HClO2 > HClO3 > HClO4
of the following compounds. (c) HClO4 > HOCl > HClO2 > HClO3
OH OH (d) HClO4 > HClO3 > HClO2 > HOCl
18. The increasing order of the rate of HCN addition to
I. II. compounds I-IV is
OH OH (a) I < II < III < IV (b) IV < II < III < I
(c) IV < III < II < I (d) III < IV < II < I
III. IV. 19. When first ionisation energy is plotted against the
OCH3 NO2 atomic number, the peaks in curve are occupied by
OH (a) halogens (b) rare gases
(c) alkali metals (d) transition elements.
V. 20. Which is not a correct representation of Boyle’s
(a) V > IV > II > I > III (b) II > IV > I > III > V (a) (b)
(c) IV > V > III > II > I (d) V > IV > III > II > I
12. Consider the following reaction :
‘A’ (c) (d)

The product ‘A’ is

(a) C6H5Cl (b) C6H5CHO 21. First ionisation enthalpy of Al is lower than that of
(c) C6H5OH (d) C6H5COCH3 Mg. This is because
13. Hinsberg’s reagent is used to distinguish (a) the size of Al is bigger than Mg
(a) amines (b) alcohols (b) ionisation enthalpy decreases in a period from
(c) acids (d) amides. left to right
(c) it is easier to remove electron from unpaired
14. The vapour pressures of ethanol and methanol
3p1 than from paired 3s2
are 42.0 mm Hg and 88.5 mm Hg respectively. An
(d) aluminium is a passive metal while magnesium
ideal solution is formed at the same temperature by
is active.
mixing 46.0 g of ethanol with 16.0 g of methanol.
What is the mole fraction of methanol vapour? 22. The value of ‘n’ in the reaction,
(a) 0.467 (b) 0.502 Cr2O2– +
7 + 14H + nFe
2Cr3+ + nFe3+ + 7H2O
(c) 0.513 (d) 0.556 will be
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 6 (d) 7
15. Which of the following does not give a precipitate
of AgCl with AgNO3 solution? 23. In Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky reaction, the carboxylic
(a) [Co(NH3)6]Cl3 (b) [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 acids are halogenated at A position by using B and C.
(c) [Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl (d) [Co(NH3)3Cl3] Identify, A, B and C.
pH = x pH = y A B C
16. Cr2O2–
7 CrO2–4 Cr2O2–
7 (a) a NaOH Iodine
pH values x and y can be (b) a Phosphorus Halogen
(a) 4 and 5 (b) 4 and 8 (c) b Phosphorus H2O
(c) 8 and 3 (d) 8 and 9 (d) b PCl5 NaOH

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24. What will be the emf of the given cell? 32. Four metals and their methods of refinement are
Pt|H2(P1) | H+(aq) | H2(P2) | Pt given :
RT P2 RT P1 (i) Ni, Cu, Zr, Ga
(a) ln (b) ln (ii) Electrolysis, van-Arkel process, zone refining,
F P1 2 F P2
Mond’s process
(c) ln (d) None of these Choose the right method for each.
2 F P1
(a) Ni : Electrolysis, Cu : van-Arkel process,
25. The number of atoms in 100 g of a fcc crystal with Zr : Zone refining, Ga : Mond’s process
density, d = 10 g/cm3 and cell edge equal to 100 pm, (b) Ni : Mond’s process, Cu : Electrolysis,
is equal to Zr : van-Arkel process, Ga : Zone refining
(a) 2 × 1025 (b) 1 × 1025 (c) Ni : Mond’s process, Cu : van-Arkel process,
(c) 4 × 10 (d) 3 × 1025 Zr : Zone refining, Ga : Electrolysis
26. At a given temperature, total vapour pressure (d) Ni : Electrolysis, Cu : Zone refining,
Zr : van-Arkel process, Ga : Mond’s process
(in torr) of a mixture of volatile components A and
B is given by Ptotal = 120 – 75xB. 33. Haemoglobin contains 0.334% of iron by weight. The
The vapour pressures of pure A and B respectively molecular weight of haemoglobin is approximately
(in torr) are 67200 u. The number of iron atoms (Atomic
(a) 120, 75 (b) 120, 195 weight of Fe is 56 u) present in one molecule of
(c) 120, 45 (d) 75, 45 haemoglobin is
(a) 1 (b) 2
27. The major product formed when 2-bromobutane is (c) 4 (d) 6
treated with alcoholic KOH is
34. Element A forms an oxide A2O3. What would be
(a) 2-butanol (b) 1-butene
the formulae of its carbonate and phosphate?
(c) 1-butanol (d) trans-2-butene.
(a) A2(CO3), A(PO4) (b) A(CO3), A2(PO4)3
28. For a first order reaction, the graph log [A] vs t is (c) A2(CO3)3, A(PO4) (d) A2(CO3)3, A2(PO4)3
given as follows : 35. The two functional groups present in a typical
x is equal to Slope = x carbohydrate are
log [A]

0.693 k (a) –OH and –COOH

(a) (b)
k 2.303 (b) –CHO and –COOH
k Time (t) (c) and –OH
(c) − (d) log [A]0
2.303 (d) –COOH and –CHO
29. The correct formula of plaster of Paris is 36. The total number of possible isomers of the complex
(a) CaSO4·2H2O (b) CaSO4·H2O compound [CuII(NH3)4][PtIICl4] is
1 (a) 3 (b) 6 (c) 5 (d) 4
(c) CaSiO4·2H2O (d) CaSO 4 · H 2 O
2 37. 2-Phenylethanol may be prepared by the reaction
30. DH°f of water is – 285.8 kJ mol–1. If enthalpy of phenyl magnesium bromide with
of neutralisation of monoacidic strong base is (a) HCHO (b) CH3CHO
–57.3 kJ mol–1, DH°f of OH– ion will be
(c) CH3COCH3 (d)
(a) –114.25 kJ mol–1 (b) 114.25 kJ mol–1
(c) 228.5 kJ mol–1 (d) –228.5 kJ mol–1 38. C8H10(A) by oxidative cleavage forms
C3H5COOH(B). Thus, A and B respectively are
31. A 4 : 1 mixture of helium and methane is contained (a) CH2 CHCH2C CCH2CH CH2,
in a vessel at 10 bar pressure. Due to a hole in the CH2 CHCH2COOH
vessel, the gas mixture leaks out. The composition
(b) C C , COOH
of the mixture effusing out initially is
(a) 8 : 1 (b) 8 : 3 (c) both (a) and (b) are correct
(c) 4 : 1 (d) 1 : 1 (d) none of the above is correct.

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39. In which of the following orbital diagrams are (c) furnishes H+ ions in addition to those from
both Pauli’s exclusion principle and Hund’s rule oxalic acid
violated? (d) reduces permanganate to Mn2+.
(a) (b) 46. Which of the following is incorrect with respect to
Frenkel defect?
(c) (d) (a) One or more ions (generally cations) shift from
40. Which one of the following acts as an oxidising lattice points to interstitial sites.
agent? (b) It appears in ionic compounds having high
(a) Tb4+ (b) Sm2+ coordination number.
(c) Eu 2+
(d) Yb2+ (c) r+/r– ratio should be low.
(d) All of the above.
41. Nitrogen in an organic compound can be estimated
47. H2O2 is manufactured these days by
(a) Kjeldahl’s method (a) electrolysis of 50% H2SO4
(b) Carius method (b) the action of H2SO4 on Na2O2
(c) Victor Meyer’s method (c) the action of H2O2 on BaO2
(d) Lassaigne’s method. (d) burning hydrogen in excess of oxygen.
48. 17.675 is rounded off to four significant figures as
42. The maximum kinetic energy of the photoelectrons
(a) 17.68 (b) 17.67
is found to be 6.63 × 10–19 J. When the metal is
(c) 17.6750 (d) 17.7
irradiated with a radiation of frequency 2 × 1015 Hz,
the threshold frequency of the metal is about 49. Ge(II) compounds are powerful reducing agents
(a) 2 × 1015 s–1 (b) 1 × 1015 s–1 whereas Pb(IV) compounds are strong oxidants.
15 –1
(c) 2.5 × 10 s (d) 4 × 1015 s–1 This can be due to
(a) Pb is more electropositive than Ge
43. Which of the following represents physical
(b) ionization potential of Pb is less than that of
adsorption? Ge
(c) ionic radii of Pb2+ and Pb4+ are larger than
those of Ge2+ and Ge4+
(a) (b)
(d) more pronounced inert pair effect in Pb than in
50. Rutherford’s experiment which established the
nuclear model of the atom used a beam of
(c) (d) (a) b-particles which impinged on a metal foil and
got absorbed
(b) g-rays which impinged on a metal foil and
44. The number of possible resonance structures for ejected electrons
CO2– (c) helium atoms, which impinged on a metal foil
3 is
(a) 2 (b) 3 and got scattered
(c) 6 (d) 9 (d) helium nuclei, which impinged on a metal foil
and got scattered.
45. Amount of oxalic acid present in a solution
can be determined by its titration with KMnO4 51. E1, E2 and E3 are the emf values of the three given
Galvanic cells respectively.
solution in the presence of H2SO4. The titration
(i) Zn|Zn2+(1 M)||Cu2+(0.1 M)|Cu
gives unsatisfactory result when carried out in the
(ii) Zn|Zn2+(1 M)||Cu2+(1 M)|Cu
presence of HCl, because HCl
(iii) Zn|Zn2+(0.1 M)||Cu2+(1 M)|Cu
(a) oxidises oxalic acid to carbon dioxide and
Which one of the following is true?
(a) E2 > E3 > E1 (b) E3 > E2 > E1
(b) gets oxidised by oxalic acid to chlorine
(c) E1 > E2 > E3 (d) E1 > E3 > E2

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52. To prepare an ether by Williamson’s synthesis, the CH3
reactants needed are (a) CH3CHCHCH3
(a) ethyl alcohol and tert-butyl alcohol
(b) sodium ethoxide and tert-butyl bromide OC2H5
(c) sodium tert-butoxide and ethyl bromide (b) CH3CHCH2CH2OC2H5
(d) sodium ethoxide and sodium tert-butoxide CH3
53. The correct order of acidic nature of oxides is in the CH3
order (c) CH3CH2CCH3 (d) none is correct.
(a) NO < N2O < N2O3 < NO2 < N2O5
(b) N2O < NO < N2O3 < NO2 < N2O5 OC2H5
(c) N2O5 < NO2 < N2O3 < NO < N2O 60. Aniline on treatment with HCl and NaNO2 at low
(d) N2O5 < N2O3 < NO2 < NO < N2O. temperature gives
54. Compound X is highly volatile and insoluble in (a) aminophenol (b) chloroaniline
water. Bonding in X is (c) diazonium salt (d) nitroaniline.
(a) ionic (b) covalent sOlutiOns
(c) polar covalent (d) coordinate. 1. (a)
55. At a particular temperature under high pressure
Kw(H2O) = 1 × 10–10. 2. (a) :
A solution of pH 5.4 under these conditions is said
to be
3. (d) : Saccharin is 550 times sweeter than sucrose,
(a) acidic (b) basic
aspartame is 100 times sweeter than sucrose.
(c) neutral (d) amphoteric.
Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sucrose.
56. In coagulating the colloidal solution of As2S3 which 4. (a) : Branching decreases the boiling point.
of the following has the minimum coagulating value?
5. (a) : For the reaction, 2A + B → C + D
(a) NaCl (b) KCl
Rate of reaction
(c) BaCl2 (d) AlCl3
1 d[ A] d[B] d[C] d[D]
57. In an irreversible process taking place at constant T =− =− = =
2 dt dt dt dt
and P and in which only pressure-volume work is
d[C ]
being done, the change in Gibbs’ free energy (dG) Now, rate of reaction, = k[ A]x [B]y
and change in entropy (dS) satisfy the criteria From table, dt
(a) (dS)V, E < 0, (dG)TP < 0 1.2 × 10–3 = k(0.1)x (0.1)y ...(i)
(b) (dS) > 0, (dG)TP < 0 1.2 × 10–3 = k(0.1)x (0.2)y ...(ii)
(c) (dS) = 0, (dG)TP = 0 2.4 × 10–3 = k(0.2)x (0.1)y ...(iii)
(d) (dS) = 0, (dG)TP > 0 On dividing equation (i) by (ii), we get
58. Which of the following statements about 1.2 × 10−3 k(0.1)x (0.1) y
photochemical smog is incorrect? 1.2 × 10−3 k(0.1)x (0.2) y
(a) It is also called as Los Angeles smog. y
(b) It has low concentration of oxidising agents. 1=   ⇒ y = 0
(c) It can be controlled by controlling the release of On dividing equation (i) by (iii), we get
NO2, hydrocarbons, etc.
1.2 × 10−3 k(0.1)x (0.1) y
(d) Plantation of some plants like pinus helps in =
2.4 × 10−3 k(0.2)x (0.1) y
controlling photochemical smog. 1 x
1 1 ⇒ x = 1
59. Major product of the following SN1 reaction is   =  
– 2 2
Hence, = k[ A]1[B]0 = k[ A]
Br CH3 dt

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6. (d) Thus, correct order of acidic strength is
II > IV > I > III > V.
7. (d) : O O
C Cl C H
12. (b) :

It is Rosenmund reduction.
13. (a) : Hinsberg’s reagent (C6H5SO2Cl) is used to
distinguish amines.
14. (c) : CH3OH (A) C2H5OH (B)
Vapour pressure 88.5 mm Hg 42.0 mm Hg
Mass 16.0 g 46.0 g
No. of moles 0.5 1
\ Total moles = 1 + 0.5 = 1.5
88.5 × 0.5 42 × 1
8. (b) : When a diacid is condensed with dialcohol, Ptotal = p A° x A + pB° x B = +
the polymer obtained contains ester linkage. 1.5 1.5
Ptotal = 29.5 + 28 = 57.5 mm Hg
Mole fraction of methanol in vapour phase is yA.
pA = yA × Total pressure
\ yA = = 0.513
15. (d) : [Co(NH3)3Cl3] does not ionise to furnish
Cl– ion as no chlorine atom is present outside the
coordination sphere. Evidently, it would not give
white precipitate with AgNO3.
9. (d) : Reaction (ii) and reverse of reaction (i) gives 16. (c) : Cr2O2–
7 + 2OH

2CrO2– 4 + H2O;
1 K pH > 7 (x > 7)
the desired reaction hence, K = K 2 × = 2 .
K1 K1 2CrO2–
4 + 2H
7 + H 2 O; pH < 7 (y < 7)
10. (b) : XeF6 on complete hydrolysis yields xenon 17. (d) : No. of O-atoms (i.e. oxidation state) ∝
trioxide, XeO3. Acidic strength
XeF6 + 3H2O → XeO3 + 6HF Hence, the decreasing order of acidic strength will be
11. (b) : Phenols are acidic in nature due to resonance HClO4 > HClO3 > HClO2 > HOCl
stabilisation of phenoxide ion. Presence of electron 18. (c) : Addition of HCN is a nucleophilic addition
withdrawing groups (such as —NO2, —X, — NR+3, reaction. Greater the electron deficiency of carbonyl
—CHO, —COX, —COOR, —CN) in the ring group, higher is the rate of reaction.
stabilises phenoxide ion and increases the acidic Hence,
nature of phenols. On the other hand, presence of O O O
electron releasing groups (such as —CH3, —OR) Ph C Ph < Ph C CH3 < CH3 C CH3
in the ring destabilises the phenoxide ion and (IV) (III) (II) O
decreases the acidic nature of phenols.
<H C H
Furthermore, meta-isomer of nitrophenol is less (I)
acidic than p-and o-isomers because it is stabilised
by inductive effect only. Similarly, meta-isomer 19. (b) : Generally, the first ionization energy increases
of methoxyphenol is destabilised to lesser extent as we go across a period. Hence, the maximum
than the para-isomer. peaks in curve are occupied by rare gases.

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20. (c) Br
2 2
21. (c) : Electronic configuration of Al - 1s 2s 2p 3s 3p6 2 1 27. (d) : CH3 CH CH2 CH3 alc. KOH
Electronic configuration of Mg - 1s22s22p63s2 2-Bromobutane
H3 C H
It is difficult to remove electron from paired C C
3s2-orbital than the unpaired 3p1. Hence, I.E.1 of Al H CH3
is lower than Mg.
28. (c) : For first order reaction,
22. (c) : Cr2O72–+ 14H+ + nFe2+ 2Cr3+ + nFe3+ + 7H2O kt
2– + – 3+ log[ A] = − + log[ A]0
Cr2O7 + 14H + 6e 2Cr + 7H2O (reduction) 2.303
2+ 3+ –
Fe Fe + e (oxidation) ...(ii) Slope =
Eq. (ii) is multiplied by 6,

log [A]
6Fe2+ 6Fe3+ + 6e–
Thus, balanced equation is
Cr2O2– +
7 + 14H + 6Fe
2Cr3+ + 6Fe3+ + 7H2O
29. (d) : Plaster of Paris is calcium sulphate hemihydrate,
Hence, the value of n is 6. 1
CaSO 4 ⋅ H 2 O .
23. (b) : 2
30. (d) : H2(g) + O2(g) H2O(l); DHf°= –285.8 kJ mol–1

H+(aq) + OH–(aq) H2O(l); DH°neut = – 57.3 kJ mol–1

+ –
24. (b) : Anode : H2 (P1) 2H + 2e ...(ii)
Cathode : 2H+ + 2e– H2 (P2) 1
H2(g) H+(aq) + e–; DHf° = 0 (by convention)
H2 (P1) H2 (P2) ...(iii)
(i) – (ii) – (iii) gives,
RT P2 RT P1 1 1
Ecell = E °cell − ln = ln H2(g) + O2(g) + e– OH–(aq)
nF P1 2F P2 2 2
DHf° of OH– = – 285.8 + 57.3 = – 228.5 kJ mol–1
25. (c) : Mass (m) = 100 g; Density (d) = 10 g/cm3 and 31. (a) : Pressure of helium = 8 bar, CH4 = 2 bar
length (l) = 100 pm = 100 × 10–12 m = 100 × 10–10 cm According to Graham’s law,
We know that volume of the unit cell r1 P1 M 2
= (a)3 = (100 × 10–10 cm)3 = 10–24cm3 =
r2 P2 M1
and volume of 100 g of element
rHe P M CH 4 8 16 8
Mass 100 = He = = = 8 :1
= = = 10 cm3 rCH 4 PCH 4 M He 2 4 1
Density 10
10 32. (b) : Ni — Mond’s process;
Therefore, number of unit cells = = 1025
10 Cu — Electrolysis ;
Since each fcc cube contains 4 atoms, therefore total Zr — van-Arkel process;
number of atoms in 100 g = 4 × 1025. Ga — Zone refining
26. (c) : Ptotal = p°AxA + p°BxB
33. (c) :  100 g of haemoglobin contains = 0.334 g Fe
= p°A(1 – xB) + p°BxB = p°A – (p°A – p°B)xB \ 67200 g of haemoglobin contains
= 120 – 75xB (given) 0.334 × 67200
= = 224.45 g Fe
Thus, p°A = 120 torr 100
p°A – p°B = 75 torr, \ p°B = 45 torr
\ 56 g iron = 1 mole of Fe atoms

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1 × 224.45 43. (a) : The amount of adsorption decreases with rise
\ 224.45 g iron = in temperature in case of physical adsorption.
56 :– :–
= 4 moles of Fe atoms O O O

: – : : –
44. (b) :

: :

: :

: :
1 molecule of haemoglobin = 4 Fe atoms C O: C O C O:

: :
:O: :O :O
34. (c) : A2O3 ⇒ Valency of A is 3. – –

So, the formulae of carbonate (CO2– 45. (d) : Oxalic acid present in a solution can be
3 ) will be
A2(CO3)3 and that of phosphate (PO3– determined by its titration with KMnO4 solution in
4 ) will be
A(PO4). the presence of H2SO4.
35. (c) : Carbohydrates are essentially polyhydroxy
aldehydes and polyhydroxy ketones. Thus, the two
functional groups present are (aldehyde or K2SO4 + 2MnSO4 + 10CO2 + 8H2O
ketone) and –OH. Titration cannot be done in the presence of HCl
36. (d) : For [CuII(NH3)4][PtIICl4], four isomers because KMnO4 being a strong oxidising agent
are possible which are [Cu(NH3)4][PtCl4], oxidises HCl to Cl2 and itself gets reduced to Mn2+.
[CuCl4][Pt(NH3)4], [PtCl3(NH3)][Cu(NH3)3Cl] So, actual amount of oxalic acid in solution cannot
and [Pt(NH3)3Cl] [Cu(NH3)Cl3]. be determined.
46. (b) : Frenkel defect appears in ionic crystals having
37. (d) :
low coordination number, i.e., low r+/r– ratio. The
Phenyl magnesium
bromide void can accommodate small cation easily.
47. (a) : H2O2 is manufactured by electrolysis of 50%
sulphuric acid.
48. (a)
38. (b) : C C
COOH 49. (d) : Ge4+ is more stable than Ge2+ as a result of
which Ge2+ has a tendency to be oxidised to Ge4+
(A) (B)
so, Ge2+ compounds act as powerful reducing
agents. But Pb2+ is more stable than Pb4+ because
Formation of B indicates that A is symmetrical.
of pronounced inert pair effect as a result of which
39. (d) : Two electrons with parallel spins in the same Pb4+ has a tendency to get reduced to Pb2+ so, Pb4+
orbital are violating Pauli’s exclusion principle compounds act as strong oxidising agents (i.e.,
whereas pairing without single occupancy of all oxidants).
orbitals is violating Hund’s rule.
50. (d) : Rutherford used doubly charged helium
40. (a) : All those inner-transition elements having +2
particles (a-particles).
oxidation state, change to +3, and act as reducing
agents. While those having +4 oxidation state tend ° − 0.0591 log10 [Zn ]
51. (b) : Ecell = Ecell
to change to +3 oxidation state and act as oxidising n [Cu2+ ]
agents. Therefore, Tb4+ acts as an oxidising agent. [Zn2+ ]
41. (a) : Nitrogen can be estimated by Kjeldahl’s Higher the ratio lower is the emf of cell.
[Cu2+ ]
method. This method cannot be used for organic
[Zn2+ ] [Zn2+ ]
compounds (i) containing nitrogen in the ring. e.g., (i) = 10 ; (ii) =1
pyridine, quinoline etc. (ii) containing nitro and [Cu2+ ] [Cu2+ ]
diazo groups. However, Lassaigne’s test is used to (iii) [Zn ] = 0.1
detect nitrogen. [Cu2+ ]
42. (b) : Kinetic energy = h(v – v0) So, order is E3 > E2 > E1.
KE = hv – hv0 52. (c) : 1° alkyl halides on treatment with an alkoxide
KE 6.63 × 10 −19 ion tend to undergo substitution to form ethers. So,
v0 = v – = 2 × 1015 –
h 6.63 × 10 −34 sodium tert-butoxide and ethyl bromide reagent is
15 –1
= 1 × 10 s used.

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53. (b) : The acidic character of oxides increases SN 1 +
with increase in oxidation number of element.
However, Br CH3 CH3
+1 +2 +3 +4 +5 2° carbocation
N2O, NO N2O3, NO2, N2O5 –
OC2H5 + 1,2-hydride shift
Neutral Acidic character increases CH3CH2CCH3
54. (b) : Compounds which are insoluble in water have
covalent bonds. Due to their low boiling points, 3° carbocation
they are highly volatile. (more stable than 2°)

55. (b) : Kw = 1 × 10–10 CH3

\ [H+] = [OH]– = 10–5 M CH3CH2CCH3
Thus, pH = 5 for neutral solution.
pH < 5 acidic, pH > 5 basic OC2H5
56. (d) : As2S3 is a negative sol. For coagulating negative
sol, Al3+ is most effective. Higher the magnitude of
the charge, lower is the coagulating value. 60. (c) : 2
57. (b) : An irreversible process is spontaneous hence,
entropy increases and free energy decreases.
58. (b) : Photochemical smog has high concentration
of oxidising agents and it can be controlled by
controlling the release of NO2, hydrocarbons,
etc. Plantation of some plants like pinus helps in
controlling photochemical smog.


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Mukul C. Ray, Odisha

SawhorSe and newman ProjectionS projected from the dot and the perimeter of the circle
Sawhorse projection is used to show relative spatial carry the atoms or groups attached to the respective
arrangement (arrangement in space) of atoms or groups carbons.
attached to two adjacent carbons (not necessarily chiral). Newman projection formula in which the atoms or
The backbone carbons are represented by a diagonal groups attached to two carbons, one shown by dot
line and the terminal carbons are shown in groups. and the other by a circle, lie in a straight line is called
The top carbon of Fischer projection becomes the back the ‘eclipsed form’. Atoms or groups attached to front
carbon group of Sawhorse projection. carbon obscure or hide those attached to the rear (or
Top chiral carbon is back) carbon, hence the title. The other form of Newman
now the rear carbon projection though is generally called as ‘staggered’ but
sometimes called as ‘gauche’ or ‘skew’ depending upon
K Top chiral carbon the nature and position of the substituents.
K Front carbon
Z Y is on the right shown by dot
Z Y is on the right
Sawhorse projection-1 Rear carbon
Fischer projection
shown by circle Eclipsed
180° rotation of front M L Staggered
carbon keeping the Z While converting a Sawhorse projection formula to a
back carbon fixed K Newman form, simply the front and the rear carbons
Y X are copied along with their substituents.
Y is on the X Y
left now
Sawhorse projection-2 M L M L
Note that in Sawhorse projection-1, while the Z and K
groups are facing downward, L and Y are on the right
and X and M are on the left as were in the Fischer Z ZK
projection. Whereas in Sawhorse projection-2, Z is Sawhorse projection Newman projection
facing upward (while K remains as it was), X is on the Z
right and Y is on the left. This format is always true and M L M L
can be used as a tip to convert Fischer to Sawhorse. Z
Free clockwise or anticlockwise rotation of one carbon K
keeping the other fixed is permissible in a Sawhorse Y X Y X
projection, also called as ‘Perspective Formula’. K
Sawhorse projection Newman projection
The steric interaction between atoms or groups in
three-dimensional space is nicely visualized by Newman Note that unlike Fisher projection formula, the carbons
projection formula. The central dot represents the first demonstrated in Sawhorse or Newman projection
carbon and the ‘circle’ stands for the back carbon. Lines formulae are not necessarily chiral carbons.

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Problem-1: Write Fischer projection formulae for the
following compounds.
(a) H2N H (b)
H Br
Cl H
HO H Br H The idea though can be extended to other chiral centers
(c) H3C (d) but has a number of limitations. To overpower these
CHO difficulties, absolute system of naming stereocentres
CH3 3 have been developed. In this method, one stereocentre
C2H5 can be directly named without comparing it with
another stereocentre. The method is known as ‘absolute
(e) CH3
H configuration’.
H OH the Sequence rule
relative and abSolute naming Consider the following rules without naming them as
rule-1, 2 ... etc.
Naming the stereoisomers using prefixes cis, trans,
syn, anti, D (not to be confused with d used for € The higher the atomic number of the immediate
dextrorotatory substance) and L (not to be confused substituent atom, the higher is the priority.
with l used for laevorotatory substance) is an attempt For example, –H < –C < –N < –O < –Cl.
to show the relative configuration. For example, in € For different isotopes, the heavier isotope takes
cis-but-2-ene, –CH3 attached to one carbon is cis or precedence.
on the same side as the –CH3 attached to the other For example, –D > –H
carbon of the double bond. This is what is known as € If the immediate substituent atoms are same,
‘relative configuration’. move to the next set of three atoms. The set with
at least one atom having higher atomic number
takes precedence.
Without taking the spatial arrangement of groups C N C Cl
around both the carbons simultaneously a stereoisomer O H
cannot be called as cis or trans. Similar is the way for
assigning D and L configuration for sugar molecules. (H, N, O) (H, H, Cl)
The compound relative to which the configurations of
Since (H, H, Cl = 1, 1, 17) takes superiority over
sugars are described is the glyceraldehyde. It is taken
(H, N, O = 1, 7, 8), –CH2Cl gets the higher priority
as an arbitrarily standard. Glyceraldehyde molecule as compared to –CH(OH)NH2.
with –H on the left is given as ‘D’. Any other aldose
€ If a double or triple bond is attached to the
sugar molecules having –H on the left at the chiral
substituent atom under consideration, the set of
carbon farthest from the –CHO functional group is
three atoms is picked as shown below.
termed as ‘D’.

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€ Hold the model in such a way so that the atom
having lowest priority (H here) remains at farthest
distance from your eyes.
Watching I H
from this side Cl
A doubly bonded atom attached to substituent
Side view
is considered twice and a triply bonded atom is
considered thrice to get the set of three atoms and
then the previous priority rule is then applied to
decide the precedence. The set (C, C, C = 6, 6, 6)
takes preference over the set (H, C, C = 1, 6, 6).
Thus, –C CH takes priority over –CH CH2. € Draw an arrow mark in a circular way starting from
Consider another example, atom of highest priority (iodine) to the third most
O priority (chlorine) via the second most (bromine)
C is treated as C O I
Substituent atom Cl Br
under consideration H
(O, O, O)
€ If the arrow mark moves in a clockwise manner,
O the configuration assigned is ‘R’ and if in the
anticlockwise manner, the configuration assigned
C is treated as C O
is ‘S’. The alphabet ‘R’ stands for ‘rectus’ or right
H H and ‘S’ stands for ‘sinister’ means left.
Substituent atom (O, O, H)
under consideration
The set (O, O, O = 8, 8, 8) takes priority over the set
(O, O, H = 8, 8, 1). As a result, –COOH gets higher
priority as compared to –CHO. The method is most widely used on Fischer
r/S SyStem of nomenclature (cahn-ingold- projections. So, here are the rules to assign the
configurations of stereocentres in Fischer projection
Prelog or ciP SyStem)
Look at the following stereocentre :
I € Assign priorities to the substituents attached to the
stereocentre and then check whether the substituent
H with lowest priority is on the vertical line or not.
Br If yes, draw the arrow mark starting from the top
CIP system is used to describe the configuration of the most priority to the third most via the second most
stereocentre directly without comparing it with any (1 2 3) ignoring the fourth (H here).
other stereocentre whose configuration is arbitrarily
assigned (like glyceraldehyde). Follow the simple
€ Following the sequence rules, allot priority order
to the substituents attached to the stereocentre.
€ If the atom with lowest priority is on the horizontal
H 4
3 Cl line, rotate the Fischer projection in such a way
Br 2 so that the atom or group with lowest priority is

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brought to the vertical line. While rotating the across –CH2– units in both the ways. Then comes the
Fischer projection formula on the plane of the real difference, one –CO– group and another –CH2–
paper, the restrictions must be kept in mind. unit. –H gets the lowest priority. Priority order of the
substituents then has been shown in circles as 1, 2, 3 and
4 (A) and the ring dropped for the sake of simplicity,
then rotated the structure like a steering wheel towards
right (B) and then have converted it into the proper
Fischer projection formula (C).
one –CH2–centre

carbon carrying
doubly bonded one –CH2 – centre
or oxygen
Another –CH2 – centre
4 2 2
2 4
1 4
3 1 3

Consider some more examples where more than one The following steps are as usual to bring the lowest
chiral carbon centers are there. In such cases, each substituent to the vertical line and then to check the
individual center has to be checked separately. configuration.
H 2 2
H3C 1 Br S
R 1 4 3 1
1 3 4
H3C Br
H 2 tiPS to handle R/S SyStem of nomenclature
Cl CH(Br)CH3
2 Cl The following tips can help only in the final step; though
CH 3 H small but it is extremely handy. When the substituent
CH3 with the lowest priority remains in the horizontal line,
normally rotate the Fischer projection in such a way so
as to bring it to the vertical line. Then assign ‘R’ or ‘S’ to
CH(Br)CH3 the chiral center. To recall it take another example.
R 3
Br S
H H H2N Br
In case the chiral center is a part of ring system, it can NH2 H
be proceeded as follows :
H Instead of bringing the fourth priority to the vertical
OH line, if the configuration is assigned directly, the result
S will be wrong, wrong but exactly opposite of the correct
The configuration of chiral center is ‘S’ here. –OH OH
group takes the highest priority. In order to decide R
Br H
the next, we move along the ring both in upward and H is on the horizontal line
in downward directions. In the first point, we come NH2 (wrong answer)

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Without bringing the group with lowest priority to the NH2
vertical line, it can be done directly. The tips are: Br
€ When the group with lowest priority is on the CH3
vertical line, check the direction of arrow mark (c) H (d) H
from 1 to 2 to 3 and assign the configuration.
€ When the group with lowest priority is on the
horizontal line, check the direction of arrow mark O
from 1 to 2 to 3 and find out the configuration. If
it is ‘R’, then correct answer is ‘S’ and vice-versa.
Problem-2: Assign ‘R’ and ‘S’ notation to the chiral H3C
centers in the following compounds.
H CH3 Problem-5: Assign ‘R’ and ‘S’ notation to the chiral
O H Br centers of the following spiro compounds.
(a) HO (b) H Cl CH3
HO O (a)
(c) HO H (d) H3C OH H CH3
CH3 H (b)
(e) H3C Br Br
Br CH3 H3C
H (c)
Problem-3: Assign ‘R’ and ‘S’ notation to the chiral O
centers in the following compounds. H3C S
H3C OH CH3 (d) (e) H3C
(a) O (b) O
H Cl H
H CH3 sOlutiOns
CH3 Problem-1:
(c) CH3 (d) H2C CH3 CH3
(a) H2N H (b) Br H
H3C CH3 C2H5
(e) OH
CH3 (c) HO H (d) Br H
Problem-4: Assign ‘R’ and ‘S’ notation to the chiral
centers of the following ring compounds. CH3 CH3
NH2 CH3 C2H5
HN (e) H OH
(a) (b)

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Problem-2: After priority assignment and ignoring the ring, the
H CH3 molecule will look like
H S Br 2
O 4 2
S R 2
(a) HO (b) H Cl 1
H 4 1 4
CH3 3 1
HO O 3 3
th As 4 priority is
on the horizontal
H Br line, it is S
(c) HO H (d) H3C OH CH3 O
(b) (c) CH3
H3C R Br S
(e) R H OH
Br CH3 NH2
Problem-3: S
The detail solutions for two bits are as follows : (d) H (e)
(a) R
OH Problem-5:
H3C (a)
(e) OH H3C H H3C
Not in a proper setup R
for Fischer projection
Since H is in the horizontal O
line anti-clockwise arrow H3C
gives R (d)
Others are as follows : O
CH3 OH After assigning priority and ignoring the rings, it
(b) (c) R CH3 would look like
Cl R H 2
2 3
CH3 4 3
CH3 4 1
(d) H2C 1
S Since 4th priority
is on the horizontal
Problem-4: line, it is S
(a) HN H3C
(e) S

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4. (c) : Let r1, r2, –r3 be the rotation per mole of
CHEMISTRY MUSING sucrose, glucose and fructose respectively.
Sucrose Glucose + Fructose
sOLUtiON set 33 at t = 0 a 0 0
at time t a–x x x
1. (a) : In octahedral complexes,
t2g eg 32.4
ar1 = 32.4 ⇒ a = = 0.38
d 85
CFSEOctahedral = –0.4nx + 0.6ny (a – x)r1 + xr2 – xr3 = 28.8
(nx = no. of electrons in t2g and ny = no. of electrons x(r2 – r3 – r1) = 28.8 – 32.4 = –3.6
in eg) x(74 – 86.04 – 85) = –3.6 ⇒ x = 0.037
CFSEoctahedral = –0.4(6) + 0.6(2) = –1.2 Do For a first order reaction,
In tetrahedral complexes, 2.303  a 
k= log 
eg t2g t  a − x 
2.303  0.38 
CFSEtetrahedral = –0.6nx + 0.4ny k= log 
10  0.38 − 0.037 
= –0.6(4) + 0.4(4) = –0.8 Dt
4 k = 9.21 × 10–3 min–1
Now, Dt = D o
9 0.693
\ t1/2 = = 75.2 min
4  k
\ CFSEtetrahedral = −0.8  D o  = −0.36 D o
9  5. (c) : Energy of scattered electron = Energy lost by
2. (c) : In SN1 reactions, formation of carbocation is photon
the rate determining step. Hence, the alkyl halide Thus, difference of initial and final energies of
which forms most stable carbocation intermediate photon is the energy of scattered electron.
will show highest reactivity. hc hc
In option (c), the benzylic carbocation formed ⇒ Eelectron = −
λinitial λ final
is most stable due to resonance thus, it is most
reactive.  1 1 
= hc  −
O O  λinitial λ final 
3. (a) : R C Cl + RNH2 R C NHR + HCl  1 1 
HCl formed in this reaction protonates unreacted = 6.63 × 10−34 × 3 × 108  −10

−10 
 1.4 × 10 2.8 × 10
amine and since protonated amines are not
nucleophiles, the further reaction with acyl chloride = 7.10 × 10–16 J
RNH2 + HCl RNH3 + Cl– EXAM DATES 2016
No nucleophilic site aipmt : 1st May
O Karnataka CEt : 4th & 5th May
R C Cl + RNH3 no reaction mHt-CEt : 5th May
Hence, reaction must be carried out with twice as COmED K : 8th May
much amine as the acyl chloride. J & K CEt : 14th & 15th May
BitSat : 14th to 28th May
R C Cl + R OH R C OR + HCl wB JEE : 17th May
Acyl chloride Ester
JEE advanced : 22nd May
Reaction with acid chloride is carried out in presence
aiimS : 29th May
of pyridine (base) to neutralise HCl formed during
amU (med.) : 1st June
the reaction. It shifts the equilibrium towards right
hand side. JipmER : 5th June

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6. (d) : For case I, heat produced can be exchanged Thus, in a unit cell, there are 8 M atoms and
with surroundings due to slow process and hence, 6 oxygen atoms.
the change is isothermal i.e.; DT = 0. Simple ratio of no. of M and O atoms = 8 : 6
For case II, the change is adiabatic. =4:3
Thus, T1V1g–1 = T2V2g–1 Hence, formula of the compound is M4O3.
(1.4 −1) 3
V 
300 × V (1.4 −1) = T2 ×   8. (a) : ratom = a ; Also, closest approach in bcc
2 4
300 × (2)(0.4) = T2 1 3
lattice is of body diagonal, i.e., a = 1.73 Å
log 300 + 0.4 log 2 = log T2 2 2
2.477 + 0.120 = log T2 1.73 × 2
or a= = 1.997 Å = 199.7 pm ≈ 200 pm
2.597 = log T2 3
T2 = Antilog (2.597) = 395.36 K 9. (3) :
Change in temperature (DT) = T2 – T1
+ +
= 95.36 K +

7. (a) : Number of oxygen atoms in a unit cell arranged These three carbocations will give three different
in hcp arrangement is 12. substituted alcohols.
Contribution of oxygen atoms per unit cell 10. (8) : Percentage ionic character
1 Experimental value of dipole moment
= 12 × = 6 atoms = ×100
2 Theoretical value of diipole moment
Number of tetrahedral voids = 2 × no. of oxygen
atoms per unit cell = × 100 = 16.8 ≈ 17%
= 2 × 6 = 12
2 Thus, x + y = 1 + 7 = 8
Number of metal (M) atoms = 12 × = 8 atoms 

No weightage to Board examinations’ marks in Entrance Exam

Class 12 board examination marks will not be taken into For SC/ST students, this has been relaxed to 65% marks.
account for calculating ranks in the JEE Main, which is the The weightage system was introduced in 2012 by then
gateway for admission into National Institutes of Technology HRD minister Kapil Sibal in the belief that students would
(NITs) from the 2016-17 academic year, HRD ministry said pay more attention to board exams instead of concentrating on
on 7th April, 2016. the curriculum of coaching institutes. Following the delay in
The JEE is a national common entrance examination publishing of ranking lists, the Smriti Irani-led HRD ministry
conducted to provide admissions to several engineering formed a panel to study the weightage system and submit its
courses, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of recommendations.
Engineering (IITs) and NITs. This is the second UPA introduced decision related to
According to the existing policy, 40% weightage is given to examination reforms scrapped by the NDA government.
board exam marks in determining the ranks for JEE-Main Earlier, the controversial percentile system that governed
score. students’ eligibility for admissions into the IITs was changed
However, for the candidates to qualify in the JEE examination, in September last year.
they need to secure at least 75% marks or be in the top The system required successful candidates to be among
20% percentile in the class 12 examination conducted by the top-20 percentile scorers in the Class 12 exams of their
respective boards, a senior HRD official said. respective boards.

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Chemical Bonding and
Molecular Structure,
d - and f - Block Elements
chemical bonding and molecular structure  High lattice energy : Higher the lattice energy,
Chemical Bonding greater is the ease of formation of ionic
‰ The process of combination of atoms, called compound.
chemical bonding involves the union of two or Covalent Bond
more atoms through redistribution of electrons to ‰ Bond formed by sharing of electrons between the
acquire minimum energy. combining atoms is called covalent bond and the
‰ Kossel and Lewis proposed the electronic theory compound so formed is a covalent compound.
of chemical bonding according to which atoms Coordinate Bond
achieve stable octet when they are linked by ‰ A covalent bond in which both electrons of the
chemical bonds. shared pair are contributed by one of the atoms
‰ Atoms combine together either by transferring or only, is called a coordinate bond or dative bond and
by sharing of valence electrons. the compound is called a coordinate compound.
2 6
‰ The attainment of noble gas configuration ns np ,
in the valence shell is the driving force behind the
‰ Fajan’s rule : In ionic bond, some covalent character
formation of chemical bonds. is introduced because of the tendency of the cation
‰ There are mainly three types of bonds :
to polarise the anion. In fact, cation attracts the
(i) Ionic bond, (ii) Covalent bond electron cloud of the anion and pulls electron
(iii) Coordinate bond density between two nuclei.
Ionic Bond
‰ The bonds formed between atoms by transferring + – + –
of valence electrons from one atom to another cation anion cation Polarised
is said to be electrovalent or ionic bond, and the electron cloud
compound so formed is an ionic compound. of anion
‰ According to Fajan’s rule :
‰ Conditions for the formation of electrovalent
 Smaller the size of cation, larger is its polarising
bond : power.
 Number of valence electrons : The atom which
 Larger the size of anion, more will be its
changes to a cation must contain 1, 2 or 3 polarisability.
electrons and the one changing to anion must  More the charge on cation and anion, more is
contain 5, 6 or 7 valence electrons. the covalent character.
 Electronegativity difference : Higher the  Cations having 18 electrons in outermost shell
electronegativity difference between the atoms, bring greater polarisation than the other which
more ionic will be the bond formed. have 8 electrons in outermost shell.
 Low ionisation energy : Ionisation energy
Bond Parameters
of the element forming the cation i.e., metal, ‰ Bond length : It is the distance between the nuclei
should be low. of two bonded atoms in a molecule.
 High electron affinity : Electron affinity of the
 Covalent radius : It is the radius of the core of
element forming anion i.e., non-metal, should an atom in contact with the core of an adjacent
be high. atom in a bonded situation.

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van der Waals radius : It is half the distance
  Shape of a molecule depends upon the number
between two similar adjacent atoms belonging of valence shell electron pairs (bonded or non-
to two nearest neighbouring molecules of the bonded) around the central atom.
same substance in solid state.  Electron pairs in the valence shell repel one
‰ Bond angle : It is the angle between the orbitals another and the order of repulsion is :
containing bonding electron pairs around the lp - lp > lp - bp > bp - bp
central atom in a molecule/complex ion.
 Electron pairs tend to occupy such positions in
‰ Bond enthalpy : It is the amount of energy required
space that minimises repulsion and maximises
to break one mole of bonds of a particular type
between the two atoms in the gaseous state. the distance between them.
‰ Bond order : It is the number of bonds between the Hybridisation (Valence Bond Approach)
two atoms in a molecule. ‰ The process of mixing of atomic orbitals of nearly
Hydrogen Bonding same energy to produce a set of entirely new orbitals
‰ It is the force of attraction that exists between of equivalent energy and same shape is known as
the hydrogen atom covalently bonded to highly hybridisation.
electronegative atom (N or F or O) in a molecule ‰ The features of hybridisation are as follows :
and the electronegative atom of the same or  Number of hybrid orbitals = Number of atomic
neighbouring molecule. The bond is represented by orbitals undergoing hybridisation.
a dotted line as shown below :  Hybrid orbitals are always equivalent in energy
---H—F---H—F---H—F--- and shape.
‰ The hydrogen bond is of two types, intermolecular  Hybrid orbitals are more effective in forming
(formed between H-atom of one molecule and stable bonds.
electronegative atom of neighbouring molecule)
 Hybrid orbitals are directed in space in
and intramolecular hydrogen bond (formed
between H-atom and electronegative atom of the preferred direction to have minimum repulsions
same molecule). between electron pairs and thus, from a stable
arrangement. Hence, the type of hybridisation
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory (VSEPR)
indicates the geometry of the molecules.
‰ Postulates of the theory are as follows :
Shapes of some simple molecules
Type of No. of No. of Total no. of Type of Geometry of molecules Examples
molecule bond lone electron hybridisation
pairs pairs pairs involved
AB2 2 0 2 sp Linear BeF2, [Ag(NH3)2]+
AB3 3 0 3 sp2 Trigonal planar BF3, BCl3
AB2L 2 1 3 sp2 Bent or V-shaped SnCl2, PbCl2
AB4 4 0 4 sp3 Tetrahedral CH4, SiF4, CCl4
AB3L 3 1 4 sp3 Trigonal pyramidal NH3, PX3 (X = F, Cl, Br, I)
AB2L2 2 2 4 sp3 Bent or V-shaped H2O, OF2, SCl2
AB5 5 0 5 sp3d Trigonal bipyramidal PF5, PCl5, SbCl5
AB4L 4 1 5 sp d See-saw SF4, TeBr4
AB3L2 3 2 5 sp3d T-shaped ClF3, XeOF2
AB2L3 2 3 5 sp3d Linear XeF2, ICl2–, I3–
AB6 6 0 6 sp3d2 Octahedral SF6, [SbF6]–
AB5L 5 1 6 sp3d2 Square pyramidal IF5, ClF5, BrF5

AB4L2 4 2 6 sp2d3 Square planar XeF4, ICl4
AB7 7 0 7 sp3d3 Pentagonal bipyramidal IF7, XeF6

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Molecular Orbital Theory  For homonuclear diatomic molecules such
‰ According to this theory, all the atomic orbitals as O2, F2, Ne2, order of energy of molecular
of the atoms participating in molecule formation orbitals is
get disturbed when the concerned nuclei approach π2 px π * 2 px
nearer. They all get mixed up to give rise to an σ1s, σ * 1s, σ2s, σ * 2s, σ2 pz , , , σ * 2 pz
π2 p y π * 2 p y
equivalent number of new orbitals that belong
to the molecule now. These are called molecular Energy increases
orbitals. d- and f - block elements
‰ When two atomic orbitals overlap they can be in
phase (added) or out of phase (subtracted). If they d - Block Elements
‰ The d-block elements are also called as transition
overlap in phase, constructive interference occurs
and probability of finding the electrons in the elements because their properties lie in between
those of s-block and p-block elements and
region between two nuclei increases and a bonding
represent a transition from them. These elements
molecular orbital is produced.
are called d-block elements since in them 3d, 4d,
‰ When two atomic orbitals overlap out of phase, 5d and 6d subshells are incomplete and the last
destructive interference reduces the probability of electron enters the (n–1)d orbitals, i.e., penultimate
finding an electron in the region between the nuclei shell. Their general electronic configuration is
and antibonding molecular orbital is formed.
(n–1)d1 – 10 ns0 – 2 where n is the outermost shell.
‰ The order of energy is as follows :
 Antibonding M.O. > A.O. combining > Bonding Series Elements
M.O. First transition series Sc (At. no. 21) to Zn (At. no. 30)
 For diatomic homonuclear molecules such as or 3d series
Li2, Be2, B2, C2, N2, order of energy of molecular Second transition Y (At. no. 39) to Cd (At. no. 48)
series or 4d series
orbitals is
Third transition La (At. no. 57), Hf (At. no. 72)
π2 px π * 2 px series or 5d series to Hg (At. no. 80)
σ1s, σ * 1s, σ2s, σ * 2s, , σ2 pz , , σ * 2 pz
π2 p y π * 2py Fourth transition Ac (At. no. 89), Rf (At. no. 104)
series or 6d series to Uub (At. no. 112)
Energy increases

Some important compounds of d-block elements

Compounds Preparation Physical properties Uses
K2Cr2O7 From sodium dichromate Orange red, crystalline solid, In dyeing, photography,
(obtained from chromite ore) oxidising agent, melting point leather industry
Na2Cr2O7 + 2KCl K2Cr2O7 = 669 K
+ 2NaCl

KMnO4 From potassium manganate Dark violet, crystalline solid, As disinfectant, germicide,
2K2MnO4 + Cl2 2KMnO4 oxidising agent, melting point Baeyer’s reagent (alkaline
+ 2KCl = 513 K KMnO4)
CuSO4·5H2O From cupric oxide Blue (hydrated salt), at As electrolyte, mordant,
(Blue vitriol) CuO + H2SO4 CuSO4 + H2O 403 K becomes anhydrous, fungicide
readily dissolves in water
AgNO3 From silver metal White crystalline, decomposes For making inks, hair dyes,
(Lunar caustic) 3Ag + 4HNO3 3AgNO3 to give silver at high photography, silvering of
+ NO↑ + 2H2O temperature glass
HgI2 From mercuric chloride It exists in two forms, i.e., red To prepare Nessler’s reagent,
HgCl2 + 2KI HgI2 + 2KCl and yellow, dissolves in excess for making ointments for
of KI to form a complex, called treating skin infections
as Nessler’s reagent

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Some important reactions

f- Block Elements
1 – 14
‰ The general electronic configuration of the f-block elements is (n – 2)f (n – 1)d0 – 1 ns2.
‰ For lanthanoids, n is 6 while its value is 7 for actinoid series.

Lanthanoids Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Actinoids Th Pa U Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr

‰ Elements with atomic number greater than 92 and

(atomic number of uranium) are called transuranium
elements. All these elements are man-made.
‰ Lanthanoid contraction : In lanthanoids, there
is progressive decrease in atomic and ionic radii
with increase in atomic number from La to Lu.
This regular decrease is known as lanthanoid
€ Cause of lanthanoid contraction : As we move
along the lanthanoid series, the nuclear charge
increases by one unit at each successive element
and a new electron enters the 4f-subshell. Due to
the peculiar shape of f-orbitals, there is imperfect
shielding of 4f-electrons by other electrons in
2+ 2+
‰ Actinoids form oxo-ions such as UO2 , PuO2 ,
this subshell from the nuclear attraction. As a +
UO , UO2+,
etc. These ions are stable in acids and
result of this, the size of lanthanoid atoms keep
aqueous solutions while lanthanoids do not form
on decreasing from La to Lu.

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1. Consider a class room of dimensions 5 × 10 × 3 m3 5. The major product of the following reaction is
at temperature 20°C and pressure 1 atm. There
are 50 people in the room, each loosing energy at
the average of 150 watt. Assuming that the walls,
ceiling, floor and furniture are perfectly insulated
and none of them is absorbing heat, how much
time will be needed for raising the temperature H O
of air in the room to body temperature, i.e., 37°C? N
For air C p = R . (Loss of air to the outside as the (a) (b) O2N
temperature rises may be neglected.) NO2
(a) 411.3 seconds (b) 500 seconds H O H O
(c) 430 seconds (d) 400 seconds N N
2. In the following halogen-substituted hydrocarbon, (c) (d)
the hydrogen atom that can be eliminated most
readily is NO2
(a) Ha
(b) Hb 6. The spin magnetic moment of electrons in an ion is
(c) Hc 4.84 B.M. Its total spin will be
(d) Hd (a) ±1 (b) ± 2
3. The wave function of 2s electron is given by (c) ± 1.5 (d) none of these.
1 1  r 
ψ2s =    2 −  e −r /a0 7. Ethanol undergoes decomposition to form two sets
4 2 π  a0   a0  of products :
It has a node r = r0. Then 1
(a) r0 = a0 (b) r0 = 2a0 C2H4(g) + H2O(g);
(c) r0 = a0/2 (d) r0 = 3a0 C2H5OH(g) H° = – 45.54 kJ
CH3CHO(g) + H2(g);
4. A dilute solution of KCl was placed between two
Pt electrodes 10.0 cm apart, across which a potential H° = –68.91 kJ
difference of 6.0 volt was applied. How far would K+ If the molar ratio of C2H4 to CH3CHO in the
ions move in 2 hours at 25°C?
product is 8 : 1, determine energy involved in the
(Given : ionic conductivity of K+ at infinite dilution
is 73.52 S cm2 eq–1 at 25°C.) decomposition of 1 mole of ethanol.
(a) 4.26 cm (b) 3.292 cm (a) + 52.02 kJ (b) + 48.13 kJ
(c) 5.341 cm (d) 2.264 cm (c) –48.13 kJ (d) –52.02 kJ

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8. The trade name of trichloroethylene is 13. 1.00 g of Cr2O72– is oxidised in an acidic solution
(a) freon (b) westron by an excess of SO2 to form HSO4– and Cr3+ ions.
(c) westrosol (d) DDT. What is the minimum number of moles of H+
9. Which systematic diagram is correct about that must be produced for this reaction to occur
ionisation energy of coin metals? (Cr2O72– = 216)?
Cu Decrease Ag (a) 0.0231 (b) 0.0282
(c) 0.0322 (d) 0.0268


14. Extraction of Ag from sulphide ore and removal of



Au unreacted silver bromide from photographic plate

Increase Ag
Cu involve complexes
(b) (a) [Ag(S2O3)2]3– in both
t s in

os ma

(b) [Ag(CN)2]– in both


alm R


(c) [Ag(S2O3)2]3–, [Ag(CN)2]– respectively

Decrease Ag
Cu (d) [Ag(CN)2]–, [Ag(S2O3)2]3– respectively.
t s in

15. Which of the statements about the following


os ma

structures is false?
alm R


Decrease Ag





10. The Ka values for formic acid and acetic acid are
2.1 × 10–4 and 1.1 × 10–5 respectively. Calculate
relative strength for formic acid to acetic acid.
(a) 1 : 1 (b) 1 : 2
(c) 4.36 : 1 (d) 1 : 4.36
11. Pick up the correct statement regarding the following (a) I and either II or III are trans and cis-isomers.
resonating structures of the anilinium ion : (b) I and II are enantiomers.
(c) II and III are optical isomers.
(d) I, II and III are isomers.
16. The radius of a soap bubble is 5 cm. The surface
tension of the soap film is 3.5 × 10–2 N m–1. What is
(a) II is not acceptable because carbonium ions are the work done in blowing the bubble?
less stable than ammonium ions.
(a) 4.4 × 10–2 J (b) 1.1 × 10–2 J
(b) II is not acceptable because it is non-aromatic. –3
(c) 1.1 × 10 J (d) 2.2 × 10–2 J
(c) II is not acceptable because here nitrogen has
10 valence electrons. 17. CH2 CH2 OH HBr
(d) II is an acceptable canonical structure. A
(Major product)
12. Consider the reaction, In this reaction A will be
(NH4)2HAsO3 + CuSO4 + (NH4)2SO4 CH3 CH2 Br
(a) (b)
The green precipitate is also known as Br
(a) Paris green (b) Scheele’s green
(c) Verdigris’ green (d) Rinmann’s green. (c) (d)

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18. Which of the following is a correct statement? by a new-born child, how much 90Sr will remain in
(a) In less acidic solution, K2Cr2O7 and H2O2 give his bones after 20 years?
violet coloured diamagnetic [CrO(O2)(OH)]– ion. (a) 6.1 × 10–7 g (b) 5.2 × 10–4 g
(b) In alkaline H2O2, K3CrO8 (with tetraperoxo (c) 6.1 × 10 g (d) 5.2 × 10–5 g
species) [Cr(O2)4]3– is formed. 24. The given compound has
(c) In ammoniacal solution, K2Cr2O7 gives Br F
(d) All of these H CH3
19. The oxidation potentials of H-electrodes set up in H3C H
buffer solution of a weak acid HX and its salt NaX
in the mole ratios of x : y and y : x are E1 and E2 volts F Br
respectively at 25°C. The pKa value of the acid at (a) plane of symmetry (b) axis of symmetry
25°C is (c) centre of symmetry (d) no symmetry.
E1 + E2 E1 − E2
(a) (b)
0.059 0.118 25. Two sets of adsorption isotherms I and II for N2
E2 − E1 E1 + E2 and O2 respectively are shown in the figure. If
(c) (d) wood charcoal is the adsorbent, the correct order of
0.118 0.118
temperatures will be
20. Which of the following compounds is not coloured?
(a) Na2[CuCl4] (b) Na2[CdCl4]
(c) Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3 (d) None of these

21. + CH3 CH2 SH A

Identify (A) in the above reaction.
O OH (a) T1 > T2 > T3 ; T′1 > T′2 > T′3
(b) T1 < T2 < T3 ; T′1 < T′2 < T′3
(a) OH (b) (c) T1 > T2 > T3 ; T′1 < T′2 < T′3
(d) T1 < T2 < T3 ; T′1 > T′2 > T′3
O OH 26. Identify ‘A’ in the given reaction,
(c) (d) N CH2 CH2 N CH3 Ether ‘A’
22. For a consecutive reaction, Cl
k1 k2 CH3 CH3
R1 R2 R3
if initial concentration of R1 is 100 M, and N N
k1 : k2 = 1.0 : 0.15, the value of [t]max is (a) (b)
[Given : k1 = 4.0 × 10–2 min–1] N N
(a) 80.55 min (b) 55.80 min CH3 CH3
(c) 58.50 min (d) 85.0 min
23. One of the hazards of nuclear explosion is the
generation of 90Sr and its subsequent incorporation N N CH CH2
in bones. This nucleide has a half life of (c) (d)
28.1 years. Suppose one microgram was absorbed N

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27. Cl2 gas is passed into aqueous solution of KBr and (A) and (B) respectively are
KI and CHCl3 added. It is observed that there is (a) Na3BO3 and Mn3(BO3)2
(a) violet colour in CHCl3 layer (b) Na2(BO2)2 and Mn(BO2)2
(b) yellow colour in CHCl3 layer (c) B2O3 and Mn(BO2)2
(c) yellow colour in aqueous layer (d) none of these.
(d) violet colour in KI layer.
28. When an electron in an excited atom falls from ANSWER Keys
L to K shell, an X-ray is emitted. These X-rays 1. (a) 2. (d) 3. (b) 4. (b) 5. (c)
are diffracted at an angle of 7.75° by plane 6. (b) 7. (c) 8. (c) 9. (d) 10. (c)
with a separation of 2.64 Å. The difference in 11. (c) 12. (b) 13. (a) 14. (d) 15. (b)
energy between K-shell and L-shell in the atom 16. (d) 17. (a) 18. (d) 19. (d) 20. (b)
is given by [assuming a first order diffraction
21. (c) 22. (b) 23. (a) 24. (c) 25. (c)
(sin 7.75 = 0.1349)]
26. (a) 27. (a) 28. (b) 29. (b) 30. (c)
6.62 × 10−34 × 3 × 1010 6.62 × 3 × 10−16
(a) (b) 
0.7123 × 10−10 0.7123
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0.7123 0.7123 × 10
(c) × 1014 (d)
6.62 × 3 6.62
29. A compound ‘X’ discharges bromine water in CCl4.
The compound does not give effervescence of CO2
with aq. NaHCO3 solution. However, its hydrolysate
with conc. KOH followed by acidification gives
another compound ‘Y’ which gives colour with
FeCl3 solution as well as effervescences of CO2 with
NaHCO3 solution. Compounds X and Y respectively
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In osmosis, semipermeable membrane does not
allow the solute molecules to pass through it.
Thus, osmosis is not the opposite of diffusion but
it is just the special case of diffusion in which only

WE ANSWER solvent molecules migrate from higher density

region to lower density region.
Q 2. The d-d transition is absent in mercury
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like cinnabar and many other are coloured.
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in case of mercury then the another main reason
Q 1. In diffusion, the molecules go from denser is charge transfer. Charge can be transferred either
to rarer solution but in osmosis the flow of from ligand to metal or from metal to ligand. In
molecules follow just the opposite pathway. case of cinnabar (HgS), the colour arises due to
Why does it happen? ligand to metal charge tansfer. This charge transfer
(Taniya Mondal, West Bengal) occurs due to relatively high energy lone pairs that
Ans. Diffusion is the migration of matter down the are available on ligand S and the mercury metal
concentration gradient i.e., matter migrates from has low-lying empty orbital. In HgS, there exist
the region of its higher concentration to the region Hg2+ and S2– ions, thus the lone pair available as
of its lower concentration. p-electrons on S2– gets transferred to the empty
6s-orbital of Hg2+ ion [Hg2+ (6s) ← S2– (3p)]
which imparts red colour to cinnabar.
Q 3. Carbon generally has valency four but in carbon
monoxide it is two. Why?
(Arman Ameen)
high concentration low concentration Ans. Valency of an element is the number of valence
electrons involved in bonding with other elements.
Osmosis is however, defined as the flow of solvent In case of compounds like CH4, CO2 etc., carbon
molecules only, from less concentrated solution forms four bonds by sharing its four electrons
(high concentration of solvent molecules) to with other elements while in the case of CO, the
more concentrated solution (low concentration of bonding is explained as follows :
solvent molecules).
Here, out of four valence electrons of carbon only
two electrons are shared with oxygen to form
double bond. Then to complete the octet, the lone
pair on oxygen atom is donated to carbon to form
a coordinate bond and the molecule becomes
stable. Here, it is clearly visible that two valence
electrons on carbon atom exist as lone pair and the
remaining two electrons are involved in bonding.
Thus, carbon shows valency of two in carbon

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3. A volatile oil and the main constituent of lemon-grass compound. (7)
oil. (6) 15. An equation that relates emf of a cell with the activities of
6. A quantum of light energy. (6) the reactants and products of the cell reaction. (6)
8. The amount of energy that is not available for work in a 16. Type of hydrides formed when the alkali metals are heated
closed thermodynamic system. (7) in hydrogen. (6)
10. Trivial name of CF3SO3H acid. (7) 17. Group of CFCs used extensively as solvents, refrigerants,
blowing agents and inert dispersing agents in aerosols. (6)
12. An amino acid which is abbreviated as ‘Ala’. (7)
20. Substance used as a fuel and as a reducing agent in blast
13. Type of mixtures for which Raoult’s law is applicable. (5)
furnace. (4)
14. Carbohydrate stereoisomers which differ only in configuration
22. Coherent elastic scattering of monochromatic neutrons by a
at the hemiacetal carbon atom. (7)
set of crystal planes was explained by _______ . (5)
17. Defect in a crystal lattice in which smaller ion (usually 24. A highly ionised gas. (6)
cation) is dislocated from its normal site to an interstitial
26. A blend of metals prepared by mixing the components. (5)
site. (7)
27. A naturally occurring sodium carbonate formed by
18. Dense form of calcium carbonate often used for decorative evaporation of soda lakes. (5)
purpose. (6)
19. A compound formed by the addition polymerisation of two
molecules of a monomer. (5)
21. An isotherm that relates the chemical potential at an
interface and the change in surface tension. (5)
23. Trivial name of but-2-en-l-yl group. (6)
25. Scientist who explained that in forming the solution, the
salt dissociates into charged particles. (6)
28. An electrical cell that produces electricity directly by the
electrochemical conversion of gaseous or liquid chemicals
in the cell. (4)
29. A group which consists of a methylene bridge attached to
vinyl group. (5)
1. A pentose sugar present in all plant and animal cells. (6)
2. A reactive species containing a formally divalent carbon
atom. (7)
4. An organic chemist who won the Nobel prize for his work
on retrosynthetic analysis. (5)
5. A very rare carbon mineral. (7)
7. Compound formed when highly electropositive metals
combine with the moderately electronegative elements or
metalloids or even metallic main group elements. (5)
9. The reserve carbohydrate of the animal cells. (8)

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