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SCIENCE Paper – 2
(One hour)
Answers to this Paper must be written in the test book separately.
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This time is to be spent in reading the Question Paper.
The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing answers.

The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

a. Name or state the following with reference to the elements of the first three periods of the periodic
i. A metalloid in period 3
ii. A metal in period 3 having valency 3
iii. An alkali metal in period 2 which dissolves in water giving a strong alkali.
iv. A noble gas having electronic configuration 2,8,8.
v. Valency of the elements in group 17.
b. Give balanced equations for thermal decomposition of – [5]
i. Lead carbonate iv. Calcium hydroxide
ii. Lead nitrate v. Sodium nitrate
iii. Mercury[II]oxide
c. Balance the following important equations: [5]
i. KMnO4 + HCl KCl + MnCl2 + H2O + Cl2
ii. Ca(HCO3)2 + HNO3 Ca(NO3)2 + H2O + CO2
iii. ZnS + O2 ZnO + SO2
iv. FeSO4 + NaOH Na2SO4 + Fe(OH)2
v. NH3 + CuO Cu + H2O + N2
d. Write the formula of the following compounds [5]
i. Copper[II]nitrate iv. Sodium plumbite
ii. Zinc sulphite v. Aluminium sulphate
iii. Potassium zincate

a. Explain the meaning of the term compound. Also state the characteristics of the compound with
respect to the compound H2O (water). [3]
b. Calculate the percentage composition of Nitrogen in Calcium nitrate (Ca = 40, N = 14, O = 16)
a. Give a balanced equation for direct combination reaction involving: [3]
i. Two elements – one of which is neutral gas and other a yellow non-metal
ii. Two elements – one of which is a neutral gas and other a monovalent metal.
iii. Two compounds- resulting in formation of a weak acid
b. Convert- (i)nitrogen to ammonia and (ii)hydrogen to hydrogen chloride – by direct combination.[2]
a. What were the defects in Mendeleeff’s Periodic Table and how are they resolved by Moseley.[3]
b. What are periods in a periodic table. How many periods are there in the periodic table. How are
periods numbered. What does the period number signifies ? [3]
c. State the ‘Modern Periodic Law’ [1]
d. Fill in the blanks from the words A to F given below. [3]
A: Decreases D: Increases by one
B: Increases E: Electropositive
C: Remains same F: Electronegative

i. Across a period from left to right in the Modern Periodic Table.

No. of electron shells …………….,; No. of valence electrons ……………… ; Electronegativity ……………
ii. Down a group in the Modern Periodic Table
No. of electron shells …………….,; No. of valence electrons ……………… ; Electronegativity ……………