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General Instructions:
1. All questions are compulsory
2. Question numbers 1 to 8 are very short answer questions each of 1 mark. Answer them
In one word or about one sentence each.
3. Question numbers 9 to 18 are short answer questions of 2 marks each. Answer them in
about 30 words each.
4. Question numbers 19 to 27 are short answer questions of 3 marks each. Answer them in
about 40 words each.
5. Question numbers 28to 30 are long answer questions of 5 marks each.
6. Use log table, if necessary. Use of calculators is not permitted.
7. All graphs should be properly labelled.

1. Name a compound in which Schottky and Frenkel defects exist together.

2. Suggest the important type of intermolecular interaction in the following species

a) NaClO4 and water b) acetonitrile and acetone

3. Ferric hydroxide sol is positively charged. Explain

4. Write chemical equation showing preparation of nitrogen from ammonium


5. Write one chemical test to distinguish between benzylchloride and p-chloro


6. Write the IUPAC name of


7. What is the principle behind Zone refining process?

8. Draw the structure of XeO3

9. Explain why freezing point of a solvent is lowered on dissolving a nonvolatile

solute into it. Give an application of phenomenon of depression in freezing

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10. a) Give one test to distinguish between ethanol and Isopropyl alcohol.
b) Illustrate Kolbe’s reaction with a suitable example.

11. a) Write the Zwitter ion structure of glycine.

b) What is meant by inversion of sugar?

12. Sketch a potential energy diagram representing an exothermic reaction.

13. What are depressants? How would you separate ZnS and PbS ores using

14. a) Describe the preparation of phenol from cumene.

b) Explain why Grignard’s reagents are prepared under anhydrous conditions.

15. a) Aniline does not undergo Friedel Craft’s reaction. Why?

b) Arrange the following amines in increasing order of basic strength. Justify
your answer.

i. C6H5NH2, ii. (CH3)2 NH, iii. C6H5NH-CH3, iv. H2N-C6H4-NO2

16. How does DNA differ from RNA structurally?

Differentiate between fibrous and globular proteins.

17. a) Give the IUPAC name of (CH3CH2)2NCH3

b) Convert benzyl chloride to 2-phenylethanamine.

18. Illustrate elevation in boiling point with the help of vapour pressure temperature
curve of a solution. Show that elevation in boiling point is a colligative property.

19. Niobium crystallizes in bcc. If density is 8.55gcm-3 calculate the atomic radius
of Niobium .Atomic mass of Niobium is 93ủ.

20. The rate constants of a reaction at 500K and 700K are 0.02s-1 and 0.07 s-1
respectively. Calculate the values of Ea and A.

21. Differentiate between.

a) lyophilic and lyophobic sols.
b) multimolecular and macromolecular colloids.
c) homogeneous and heterogeneous.

22. a) Does the hydrolysis of XeF6 lead to a redox reaction? Explain

b) Flourine exhibits only -1 oxidation state whereas other halogens exhibit +1,
+3,+5 and +7 oxidation state. Explain.

23. a) Draw a figure to show splitting of degenerate d-orbitals in octahedral crystal

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b) Write the IUPAC name of the linkage isomer of [Cr(H2O)5SCN]2+

24. a) Explain the term copolymerisation and give two examples.

b) Write the monomers of (i) Polyvinyl chloride (ii)Teflon

25. Explain the following terms with suitable examples

a) Cationic detergents b) Anionic detergents c) Non ionic detergents.

26. Give reasons:

a) Iodoform is obtained by the reaction of acetone with hypoiodite but not with
iodide ion.
b) Trichloromethane is stored in dark coloured bottles.

27. a) Arrange the following in increasing order of property indicated.

HClO4 , HClO3 , HClO2 ,HClO (oxidizing power)
M-F, M-Br ,M-Cl , M-I (ionic character)
NH3 ,PH3, AsH3 , SbH3 ,BiH3 (basic strength)

a) Draw the structure of pyrophosphoric acid.
b) Account for the following observations:
(i) SF6 does not undergo hydrolysis.
(ii) H2S is acidic whereas H2O is neutral.

28. a) The electrical resistance of a column of 0.05M caustic soda solution of

diameter 1 cm and length 50 cm is 5.55 X 103 Ω. Calculate its resistivity,
conductivity and molar conductivity.
b) Write the products of electrolysis of concentrated aqueous solution of NaCl.
a) Conductivity of 0.00241 M acetic acid is 7.896 X105 Scm-1.Calculate
its Λm and if Λm0 for acetic acid is 390.5 Scm2mol-1,what is its dissociation
b) Rusting is an electrochemical process. Explain.

29. a) An organic compound X (C3H6O) on vigorous oxidation gives Y (C2H4O2).X

gives iodoform test.On treatment with HCN , X gives a product Z , which on
hydrolysis gives a product 2-hydroxy-2-methyl propanoic acid.Write the
structures of X,Y,Z. Name the product when X reacts with dil NaOH.
b) Carboxylic acids do not give the characteristic reactions of carbonyl group.
a) Convert Benzyl alcohol to phenylethanoic acid
b) Give simple chemical tests to distinguish Benzoic acid and Ethyl benzoate
c) Describe Acetylation and Cross aldol condensation with one example each.

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30. a) How can chromate and dichromate be interconverted? Give chemical equation.
b) How do lanthanoids differ from actinoids in oxidation states?
c) 4d and 5d series of elements show more similarity in their properties compared
to 3d elements.Why?
a) Out of CrO and Cr2O3, which is more basic?
b) How does potassium iodide react with KMnO4 in (i) acidic medium (ii) faintly
basic medium.
c) Account for the following observations about transition elements.
(i) They act as good catalysts.
(ii) They show variable oxidation states.


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