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Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education

0620/13

CHEMISTRY
Paper 1 Multiple Choice

October/November 2014
45 Minutes

Additional Materials:

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Multiple Choice Answer Sheet


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Do not use staples, paper clips, glue or correction fluid.
Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on the Answer Sheet in the spaces provided unless
this has been done for you.
DO NOT WRITE IN ANY BARCODES.
There are forty questions on this paper. Answer all questions. For each question there are four possible
answers A, B, C and D.
Choose the one you consider correct and record your choice in soft pencil on the separate Answer Sheet.
Read the instructions on the Answer Sheet very carefully.
Each correct answer will score one mark. A mark will not be deducted for a wrong answer.
Any rough working should be done in this booklet.
A copy of the Periodic Table is printed on page 16.
Electronic calculators may be used.

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A few drops of perfume were spilt on the floor. A few minutes later the perfume could be smelt a
few metres away.
Which two processes had taken place?

distillation and condensation

distillation and diffusion

evaporation and condensation

evaporation and diffusion

The diagram shows three pieces of apparatus that are used for measuring the volume of a liquid.

What are these pieces of apparatus?


1

burette

measuring cylinder

pipette

burette

pipette

measuring cylinder

measuring cylinder

burette

pipette

measuring cylinder

pipette

burette

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A student is investigating a coloured mixture using chromatography.


paper

pencil line
solvent

Where should he place the coloured mixture?

in the solvent

just above the pencil line

just below the pencil line

on the pencil line

Which statement about a neutron is not correct?


A

It can be present in different numbers in atoms of the same element.

It has no electrical charge.

It is always found in the nucleus of an atom.

It weighs much less than a proton.

Which element has the atomic structure shown?


e e
e e

key

e e
e
e

e electron
e
e

16n

n neutron
e

nucleus

e e
e

Al

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Slate has a layered structure and can easily be split into thin sheets.
Which diagram shows a structure most like that of slate?
A

Element X,

19
9

X , forms a compound with element Y,

39
19 Y .

Which statement describes the bonding in the compound formed?

X and Y share electrons.

X gives away one electron to Y.

Y gives away one electron to X.

Y gives away two electrons to X.

Which substance is methane?


volatility

electrical conductivity
at room temperature

solubility in water

high

good

soluble

high

poor

insoluble

low

good

soluble

low

poor

insoluble

The table shows the numbers of atoms present in the formula of some compounds.
Which row is not correct?
numbers of atoms

formula

1 calcium, 1 carbon, 3 oxygen

CaCO3

1 carbon, 5 hydrogen, 1 oxygen

C2H5OH

1 hydrogen, 1 oxygen, 1 sodium

NaOH

2 hydrogen, 4 oxygen, 1 sulfur

H2SO4

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10 An element, X, can be represented as ba X .
Which statement is correct?
A

The number of protons in an atom of X is a.

The exact position of X in the Periodic Table can be found from a.

The relative atomic mass of X is b.

The total number of electrons in one atom of X is b.

11 A student wishes to electroplate an object with copper.


Which row is correct?
object is made
the

a suitable
electrolyte is

anode

CuO(s)

anode

CuSO4(aq)

cathode

CuO(s)

cathode

CuSO4(aq)

12 In the electrolysis shown, chlorine is produced at W and sodium at X.

Y
Which labels are correct?
W

anode

cathode

NaCl (l)

anode

cathode

NaCl (aq)

cathode

anode

NaCl (l)

cathode

anode

NaCl (aq)

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13 What occurs when a fuel burns?
fuel reacts
with oxygen

energy
change

no

endothermic

no

exothermic

yes

endothermic

yes

exothermic

14 Which fuel does not produce air pollution when it burns?


A

coal

diesel oil

hydrogen

gasoline (petrol)

15 Which graph shows the effect of increasing temperature on the rate of reaction of calcium
carbonate with dilute hydrochloric acid?

rate

0
0

rate

0
0

temperature

rate

0
0

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rate

0
0

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16 The diagram shows the change from an anhydrous salt to its hydrated form.
forward
anhydrous salt

hydrated salt
reverse

Which statement is correct?


A

forward reaction requires heat and water

forward reaction requires water only

reverse reaction requires heat and water

reverse reaction requires water only

17 The equations for two reactions P and Q are given.


P

2NaNO2 + O2 2NaNO3

2HgO 2Hg + O2

In which of these reactions does oxidation of the underlined substance occur?


P

18 Which changes decrease the rate of reaction between magnesium and air?

heating the magnesium to a higher temperature

using a higher proportion of oxygen in the air

using magnesium ribbon instead of powdered magnesium

1, 2 and 3

1 only

2 only

3 only

19 A colourless solution is tested by the following reactions.


Which reaction is not characteristic of an acid?
A

A piece of magnesium ribbon is added. Bubbles are seen and the magnesium disappears.

A pungent smelling gas is produced when ammonium carbonate is added.

Copper oxide powder is added and the mixed is warmed. The solution turns blue.

The solution turns blue litmus red.

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20 Which statement about oxides is correct?
A

A solution of magnesium oxide will have a pH less than 7.

A solution of sulfur dioxide will have a pH greater than 7.

Magnesium oxide will react with nitric acid to make a salt.

Sulfur dioxide will react with hydrochloric acid to make a salt.

21 Which salt preparation uses a burette and a pipette?


A

calcium nitrate from calcium carbonate and nitric acid

copper(II) sulfate from copper(II) hydroxide and sulfuric acid

potassium chloride from potassium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid

zinc chloride from zinc and hydrochloric acid

22 The graph shows how the pH of soil in a field changes over time.
At which point was the soil neutral?
A

11
9
pH of 7
soil

D
C

5
3
time

23 Which statement about the elements of Group I is correct?


A

Lithium is more dense than sodium.

Potassium has a higher density than lithium.

Potassium is less reactive than sodium.

Sodium has a higher melting point than lithium.

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24 An element X has the two properties listed.
1

It acts as a catalyst.

It forms colourless ions.

Which of these properties suggest that X is a transition element?


property 1

property 2

25 An inert gas X is used to fill weather balloons.


Which descriptions of X are correct?
number of outer
electrons in atoms of X

structure of gas X

single atoms

diatomic molecules

single atoms

diatomic molecules

26 The metal beryllium does not react with cold water.


It reacts with hydrochloric acid but cannot be extracted from its ore by using carbon.
Where should it be placed in the reactivity series?
magnesium
A
zinc
B
iron
C
copper
D

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27 Which information about an element can be used to predict its chemical properties?
A

boiling point

density

melting point

position in the Periodic Table

28 A list of properties of aluminium is shown.


1

It conducts heat.

It has a low density.

It is resistant to corrosion.

Which properties make aluminium useful for making food storage containers?
A

1, 2 and 3

1 and 3 only

1 only

3 only

29 Which metal is commonly used to form alloys with a non-metallic element?


A

copper

iron

magnesium

zinc

30 Which object is least likely to contain aluminium?


A

a bicycle frame

a hammer

a saucepan

an aeroplane body

31 Which process does not involve oxidation?


A

burning a fossil fuel

conversion of iron from the blast furnace into steel

distillation of crude oil

rusting of iron

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32 Which pair of compounds would make a N, P, K fertiliser?
A

ammonium sulfate and potassium phosphate

calcium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate

calcium phosphate and potassium chloride

potassium nitrate and ammonium sulfate.

33 Which method of purification would produce water most suitable for drinking?
A

filtration

B
muddy
river
water

chlorination
purified
water
settlement

filtration

filtration

chlorination

34 Which statement about methane is not correct?


A

It is a liquid produced by distilling petroleum.

It is produced as vegetation decomposes.

It is produced by animals, such as cows.

It is used as a fuel.

35 A man blows up a balloon.


What is the approximate composition of his exhaled air in the balloon?
% composition
carbon dioxide

oxygen

nitrogen

0.03

20

79

0.03

79

20

16

79

20

75

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36 Increasing the number of atoms in one molecule of a hydrocarbon increases the amount of
energy released when it burns.
What is the correct order?
less energy
released

more energy
released

ethene

ethane

methane

ethene

methane

ethane

methane

ethane

ethene

methane

ethene

ethane

37 The list gives the names of four organic compounds.


ethane
ethanoic acid
ethanol
ethene
Which bond do all four compounds contain?
A

CC

C=C

CH

CO

38 The diagram shows a reaction sequence.


X
butane

ethene

ethanol

Which row names the processes X, Y and Z?


X

cracking

fermentation

respiration

cracking

hydration

combustion

distillation

fermentation

respiration

distillation

hydration

combustion

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39 The main constituent of natural gas is hydrocarbon X.
To which homologous series does X belong and how many atoms are in one molecule of X?
homologous series

number of atoms
in one molecule

alkane

alkane

alkene

alkene

40 The equation shows an industrial process.


catalyst
H2O + C2H4

compound X

What is the name of compound X?


A

ethane

ethanoic acid

ethanol

methanol

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Magnesium

Sodium

Calcium

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Strontium

Key

b = proton (atomic) number

X = atomic symbol

a = relative atomic mass

*58-71 Lanthanoid series


90-103 Actinoid series

Actinium

Ac

89

Ra

Radium

88

Fr

Francium

87

Hafnium

72

Lanthanum

57

178

Hf

40

Zirconium

Zr

91

Titanium

139

Yttrium

22

48

Ti

La

39

89

Scandium

21

227

Barium

56

Caesium

45

Sc

226

55

137

Ba

133

Cs

38

Rubidium

37

88

Sr

85

Rb

20

Potassium

19

40

Ca

39

12

24

Mg

23

Na

Beryllium

Lithium

11

Be

II

Li

93

Ta

181

Niobium

Nb

90

58

73

52

96

Mo

184

Protactinium

Thorium

55

Tc
186

Re

144

Nd

92

60

Uranium

238

Neodymium

75

Rhenium

43

Technetium

25

Manganese

Mn
27

59

28

59

29

64

30

65

Ru

101

Iron

190

Pm

Osmium

Os

Np
93

Neptunium

61

Promethium

76

44

Ruthenium

26

56

Fe

150

Sm

Pu
94

Plutonium

62

Eu

152

Platinum

Am
95

Americium

63

Europium

78

Pt

Iridium

195

192

46

Palladium

Pd

106

Nickel

Ni

Ir

Samarium

77

45

Rhodium

Rh

103

Cobalt

Co

Gd

157

Gold

Au

197

Silver

96

64

Curium

Cm

Gadolinium

79

47

Ag

108

Copper

Cu

201

Bk

Terbium

Tb

159

Mercury

Hg

97

Berkelium

65

80

48

Cadmium

Cd

112

Zinc

Zn

Dy

162

Thallium

Tl

204

Indium

Cf
98

Californium

66

Es

Holmium

Ho

165

Lead

Pb

207

Tin

99

Einsteinium

67

82

50

119

Sn

115

32

Germanium

Ge

73

Silicon

In

Gallium

Dysprosium

81

49

31

70

Ga

14

28

Si

Carbon

27

Aluminium

13

12

Al

Boron

11

75

Sb

122

Arsenic

As

Bi

209

Fermium

Fm

Erbium

Er

167

Bismuth

100

68

83

51

Antimony

33

15

Phosphorus

31

Nitrogen

14

Se

79

Sulfur

Po

169

Md

Thulium

Tm

101

Mendelevium

69

84

Polonium

52

Tellurium

Te

128

Selenium

34

16

32

Oxygen

16

Yb

173

Astatine

At

Iodine

127

Bromine

Br

80

Chlorine

No
102

Nobelium

70

Ytterbium

85

53

35

17

Cl

35.5

Fluorine

19

Lr

Lutetium

Lu

175

Radon

Rn

Xenon

Xe

131

Krypton

Kr

84

Argon

Ar

40

Neon

103

Lawrencium

71

86

54

36

18

10

Ne

20

Helium

VII

Hydrogen

VI

He

IV

III
1

The volume of one mole of any gas is 24 dm3 at room temperature and pressure (r.t.p.).

91

Pa

Th

232

Praseodymium

Cerium

59

141

Pr

140

74

Tungsten

42

Molybdenum

24

Chromium

Cr

Ce

Tantalum

41

23

Vanadium

51

Group

DATA SHEET
The Periodic Table of the Elements

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