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G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination Unit 14 (Electrochemistry)


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Unit 14
G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination - 1992 (24)
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01. Which one of the following statements concerning the cell, Cd(s) | Cd (aq) || Ag (aq) | Ag(s) is
false?
(1) The cadmium ion concentration influences the e.m.f.. of this cell.
(2) The silver ion concentration influences the e.m.f. of this cell.
(3) In this cell reaction, Cd (s) and Ag+(aq) interact in unequal mole proportions.
(4) In this cell reaction, Cd(s) and Ag(s) interact respectively in the mole proportion of 2 :1
(5) Temperature influences the e.m.f. of this cell.
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02. Cr3+(aq) + 3e → Cr(s) : Eɵ = -0.74 V X2(l) + 2e → 2X-(aq) : Eɵ = +1.07 V

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Cr(s) | Cr (aq, 1 moldm ) | X2(l) | X (aq, 1 moldm-3)
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(1) X is oxidized (2) Cr is reduced (3) the e.m.f is + 0.33 V.
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(4) the e.m.f. is +1.81 V. (5) the e.m.f. is - 1.81 V

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Which one of the following statements concerning the above system is most appropriate?
(1) When the metal M is Mg, iron corrodes very rapidly.
(2) When the metal M is Zn, iron corrodes rapidly.
(3) When the metal M is Sn, iron corrodes.
(4) When the metal M is Cu, the corrosion of iron is suppressed to a great extent.
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(5) When the metal M is Ag, the corrosion of iron is completely stopped.

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04. Consider the electrochemical cell,
Zn(s) | Zn2+ (aq, 1 mol dm-3) Ag+ (aq, 1 moldm-3) | Ag(s)
ɵ
E value for the standard zinc electrode is – 0.76 V.
ɵ
E value for the standard silver electrode is + 0.80 V.
Which one of the following statements concerning the above cell is not true?
(1) Eɵ of the cell =+.1.56 V
(2) In the external circuit, electron flow from the zinc electrode to the silver electrode.
(3) When the cell operates, oxidation takes place at the zinc electrode.
(4) When the cell operates, reduction takes place at the silver electrode.
(5) When the cell operates, the mass of the silver electrode decreases.
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05. How much of oxygen gas at s.t.p. is expected to be liberated by the passage of 1 Faraday of

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electricity through an aqueous solution of sulphuric acid ?
3 3 3 3 3
(1) 22.4 dm (2) 11.2 dm (3) 5.6 dm (4) 88.8 dm (5) 44.8 dm

06. Which one of the following statements concerning the electrode, Mg(s) / Mg2+(aq) is true ?
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(1) As the Mg concentration is decreased, the potential of the electrode becomes more and more
negative.
(2) As the Mg2+ concentration is increased, the potential of the electrode becomes more and more
negative.
(3) As the surface area of Mg(s) is increased, the potential of the electrode becomes more and more
positive.
(4) As the surtdcc area of Mg (s) is decreased, the potential of the electrode becomes more and
more positive.

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(5) None of the above is true.
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07. Which one of the following statements concerning the electrolysis of some aqueous solutions is
false:
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(1) The mass of Cd liberated during a definite time is proportional to the electric current that
is passed through a Cd (NO3)2 solution.
(2) The mass of Cu liberated by a definite electric current is proportional to the time during
which the current is passed through a Cu(NO3)2 solution.
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(3) The masses of Cd and Cu liberated when a definite quantity of electricity is passed
through aqueous CdSO4 and CuSO4 solutions are proportional to the molar masses of those
elements.
(4) The masses of Ag, Hg and Fe liberated when a definite quantity of electricity is passed
through aqueous AgNO3, HgSO4 and FeCl3 solutions are proportional to the molar masses
of those of those elements.
(5) The masses of Ag and Cu liberated when a definite quantity of electricity is passed
through aqueous Ag2SO4 and CuSO4 solutions are proportional to the chemical equivalents
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of those elements.

08. Zn2+(aq) + 2e → Zn(s) Eɵ = -0.76 V


Ag+(aq) + e → Ag(s) Eɵ = +0.80 V
Which one of the following statements concerning the cell,
Zn(s) | Zn2+ (aq, 1 mol dm-3) Ag+ (aq, 1 moldm-3) | Ag(s) is false?
(1) Oxidation takes place at the Zn electrode. (2) Reduction takes place at the Ag electrode.
(3) The Eɵ of this cell is + 1.56 V. (4) The Eɵ of this cell is + 0.84 V.
(5) In this cell, the Zn electrode has a negative electrical charge.
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09. Which one of the following is true ?
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(1) Avogadro Constant =
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(2) Avogadro Constant =
Charge on the Sodium ion

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(3) Avogadro Constant =
Charge on the Sodium ion

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(4) Avogadro Constant =
Charge on a mole of electrons

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(5) Avogadro Constant =
Charge on a mole of electrons

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10. M (aq) + 2e → M(s) E = -0.76 V
X2(s) + 2e → 2X-(aq) Eɵ = + 1.07 V
M(s) | M2+ (aq, 1 mol dm-3) X2 (s, 1 moldm-3) | X-(aq, 1 moldm-3)
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(1) X-(aq) is oxidized. (2) M2+(aq) is reduced. (3) M(s) bears a negative charge.
(4) The emf of the cell is - 0.31 V. (5) The emf of the cell is + 0.31 V.
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11. When a pure Mg ribbon is immersed in a dilute solution containing CuSO4 and ZnSO4 the most
likely observation is that
(1) the colour of the solution increases.
(2) the colour of the solution remains unchanged.
(3) Cu is deposited on the surface of Mg.
(4) Zn is deposited on the surface of Mg.
(5) both Cu and Zn are deposited simultaneously on the surface of Mg.
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12. For a study of corrosion of Fe, the following experimental set-ups were prepared by a student in
the laboratory.
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In which of the above set-ups will the iron nail not show any sign of corrosion?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4)D (5)E

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13. The electrochemical system involving metals X and Y were set up by a student and potential
differences measured.
The potential difference between electrodes (1) and (2) was
0.75 V and the potential difference between electrodes (3)
and (4) was 0.75 V.

The potential difference between electrodes 1 and 2 should be

(1) 1.50 V (2) 0V. (3) 3.00 V. (4) 0.75 V. (5) 2.25 V.

14. A student uses pairs of different metals L and M to produce electricity. A schematic of the

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apparatus used is given. Which of the pairs of metals indicated in the table below should be used in
order to produce initially an electron flow in the direction indicated by the arrow?
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15. At 25°C, the standard cell e.m.f. (Eɵ cell) values for two electrochemical cells are given below:
A / A2+(aq) | B2+(aq)/B Eɵ cell = 1.8 V
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C / C2+(aq) | B2+(aq)/B Eɵ cell = 2.7 V


Which one of the following is true for the cell with A2+(aq) /A and C2+(aq) / C as electrodes at 25°C?
(1) E°cell = 4.5 V ; C electrode negative (2) E°cell = 4.5 V ; A electrode negative
(3) E°cell = 0.9 V ; C electrode negative (4) E°cell = 0.9 V ; A electrode negative
(5) E°cell = -0.9V; C electrode negative
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16. Consider the following systems (a) to (e).

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which of the following pairs can be considered equilibrius systems?
(1) (a) and (b) (2) (b) and (c) (3) (a) and (c) (4) (d) and (e) (5) (c) and (e)
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17. When an aqueous solution 10 mol dm in K I and 0-1 mol dm in K I is electrolyzed, the
composition of the iodine discharged is

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127 129 127 129
(1) I2 (2) I2 (3) I I
127 129 127 129 127 129
(4) a mixture of I2 and I2 (5) a mixture of I2, I2 and I I

18. A student prepared an electrochemical cell by inserting a Cu rod in an aqueous CuSO4 solution, a
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Ag rod in an aqueous AgNO3 solution and making electrical contact between the solutions using a
salt bridge. A representation of the cell in standard notation is
2+ + 2+ +
(1) Cu (aq) / Cu(s) | Ag(s) / Ag (aq) (2) Cu(s) / Cu (aq) || Ag{s) / Ag (aq)
(3) Cu2+(aq) / Cu(s) | Ag+(aq) / Ag(s) (4) Cu(s) / Cu2+(aq) || Ag+(aq) / Ag(s)
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(5) not possible since the electrodes on the right and left hand sides are not given.

19. Which of the following best describes the Faraday Constant?


(1) The charge of an electron.
(2) The charge of one mole of protons.
(3) The current required to discharge one mole of Ag in one hour.
(4) The charge required to produce one mole of H2 by electrolysis.
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(5) The charge of one mole of NaCl.


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20. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?
(1) The elements at the top of the electro-chemical series are the most reducing.
(2) Zn will replace Fe from a solution of FeSO4.
(3) Cl2 will liberate I2 from a solution of KIO3
(4) Elements above H in the electrochemical series will liberate H2(g) from acids.
(5) The oxidation state of an element in a compound can be zero.
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21. Which one of the following is an oxidation-reduction reaction?
2- + 2-
(1) 2 CrO4 + 2H → Cr2O7 + H2O (2) CaCO3 → CaO + Co2

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(3) N2O4 → 2NO2 (4) Ca(COO)2 → CaCO3 + CO
(5) CO2 + H2O →H2CO3
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22. The standard electrode potential of the metal/metal-ion electrodes A (aq)/A and B (aq)/B are -0.75
Vand –1.0 V respectively. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding a cell
constructed by combining the above two standard electrodes, when a current is drawn from the
cell?
(1) In the external circuit current flows from B to A.
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(2) Anions move towards the B (aq)/B electrode.
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(3) The A (aq)/A electrode is the cathode.
(4) The mass of the metal B decreases with time.
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(5) Oxidation occurs at the B (aq)/B electrode.

23. Which one of the following observations cannot be explained by using the electrochemical series?
(1) Reducing ability of K is more than that of Na,
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(2) F2 is more easily reduced than Cl2.
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(3) Cu (aq) forms a complex with Cl (aq) while Mg (aq) does not.
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(4) Fe can be oxidized by H (aq).
(5) Mg can displace Cu from an aqueous solution of CuSO4.
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24. Which of the following is not a reducing agent?
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(1) Cu (2) H (3) Fe (4) Cl (5) S

25. A, B, C and D are metals.


(i) Only A and C react with dil. HC1 forming H2.
(ii) A, B and D are displaced when C is added to a solution containing ions of A B and D
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(iii) B is displaced when D is added to a solution containing ions of B

The correct increasing order of reducing ability of these metals is


(1) B < D < A < C (2) D < A < B < C (3) B <D<C< A
(4) A <B<D<C (5) C <D < A < B

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26. A, B, C and D are non-metallic elements.
2 B-(aq) + A2 → B2 + 2 A-(aq)
- -
2 C (aq) + B2 → C2 + 2 B (aq)
- -
2 D (aq) + B2 → D2 + 2 B (aq)
-
2 C (aq) + D2 → No reaction
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The correct increasing order of the oxidizing ability of these elements is
(1) A < B < C < D (2) B < A < C < D (3) D < C < B < A\

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(4) A < C < D < B (5) A < B < D < C

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27. Standard electrode potentials for the metals P, Q and R at 25 C are given below.
P2+(aq) + 2e → P(s) ; E° = -2.2 V
2+
Q (aq) + 2e → Q(s) ; E° = +1.2 V
2+
R (aq) + 2e → R(s) ; E° = -2.8 V
Which combination of the three electrochemical cells given below constructed using half cells
of P, Q and R metals at their standard states produce an electromotive force of 8.0 V?

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28. Which of the following statements is not true regarding electrolysis?

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(1) Chemical energy is converted to electrical energy during electrolysis.
(2) The oxidation state of at least one element of a chemical species is changed in each
electrode reaction.
(3) The pH of the solution is changed if H2O is a reactant only in one of the electrode reactions.
(4) The amount of a substance produced during electrolysis depends on the electric current
passed.
(5) Electrolysis is a convenient method to produce some metals in pure state.

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29. Zn(s) / Zn (aq, 1.0 moldm ) and Cu(s) / Cu (aq, 1 moldm ) electrodes were combined through-a
salt bridge to construct an electrochemical cell. The standard reduction electrode potentials of the
Zn(aq)/Zn(s) and Cu2+(aq)/Cu(s) electrodes at 25 °C are -0.76 V and +0.34 V, respectively. The
experimentally measured e,m.f. of the above cell at the same temperature was 1.20 V.
Which of the following statements would not, be a possible reason for the deviation of the

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measured e.m.f. as compared to the expected value?
(1) The concentrations of solutions were slightly different from 1.0 moldm-3.
(2) The temperature of measurement was different from 25 °C.
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(3) The Cu rod used to construct the Cu electrode had been corroded.
(4) The Zn rod and the Cu rod were immersed in Cu2+ and Zn2+ solutions, respectively.
(5) The potentiometer used to measure the potential was not functioning properly.
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30. A, B and C are three metals. Under standard conditions, when B is placed in a solution of either
2+ 2+ 2+
A (aq) or C (aq), B is oxidized. However, when C is placed in a solution A (aq), C is not oxidized.
ɵ 2+ ɵ 2+ ɵ 2+
E (Pb /Pb) = - 0.13 V; E (Zn /Zn) = - 0.76 V; E (Cu /Cu) = + 0.34 V
According to the standard reduction potentials given above, the metals A, B and C respectively are,
(1) Pb, Zn and Cu (2) Zn, Cu and Pb (3) Zn, Pb and Cu
(4) Pb, Cu and Zn (5) Cu, Zn and Pb
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31. A 25.00 cm volume of aqueous CuSO4 solution is electrolysed using two platinum electrodes. The
–2 2+
current during the electrolysis was kept at 10 A and it took 9.65 seconds to deposit all the Cu as
Cu on the cathode.
What is the concentration of Cu2+ in the solution? (1 F = 96 500 C mol–1)
-5 -5 -5 -5 -4
(1) 1 × 10 M (2) 2 × 10 M (3) 4 × 10 M (4) 5 × 10 M (5) 1 × 10 M
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32. M(s) + 3Ag+(aq) → 3Ag(s) + M3+(aq) E0Cell = 2.46 V

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Ag+(aq) + e → Ag(s) E0 = 0.80 V
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The standard reduction potential for the half-reaction, M (aq) + 3e → M(s) at 25 °C is
(1) -1.66 V (2) -0.06 V (3) 0.06 V (4) 1.66 V (5) 3.26 V

33. An electrochemical cell was constructed using Zn2+(aq)/Zn(s) and Sn2+(aq)/Sn(s) electrodes, Which
of the following statements correctly describes the operation of the cell?
E0Zn2+(aq)/Zn(s)= –0.76 V E0Sn2+(aq)/Sn(s) = –0.14 V
(1) Zn electrode is the cathode, Zn is oxidized, electrons flow from Sn to Zn.
(2) Zn electrode is the cathode, Sn is oxidized, electrons flow from Sn to Zn.
(3) Sn electrode is the anode, Zn2+(aq) is reduced, electrons flow from Zn to Sn.
(4) Zn electrode is the anode, Zn is oxidized, electrons flow from Zn to Sn.
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(5) Zn electrode is the anode, Sn (aq) is reduced, electrons flow from Sn to Zn.
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For each of the question 41 to 50, four responses {a), (b), (c) and (d) are given; out of which, one or more is/
are correct. Select the correct response/responses. In accordance with the instructions given on your answer
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(1) if only (a) and (b) are correct
(2) if only (b) and (c) are correct.
(3) if only (c) and (d) are correct.
(4) if only (d) and (a) are correct.
(5) if any other number or combination of responses is correct.

Summary of above Instructions

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


Only (a) and Only (b) and Only (c) and Only (d) and Any other number or
(b) are correct. (c) are correct. (d) are correct. (a) are correct. combination of responses
correct.

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01. Which of the following statements /statement concerning the electrochemical cell,
Zn(s)|Zn2+(aq)||Cu2+(aq)|Cu(s) are/is true ?
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(a) When an electric current is obtained from this cell, copper metal forms Cu2+(aq) cations.
(b) When an electric current is obtained from this cell, zinc cations are converted to zinc metal.
(c) The e.m.f. of this cell depends on the zinc ion concentration.
(d) The e.m.f. of this cell depends on the temperature.
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02. Which of the following statements/statement concerning rusting of iron are/is true ?
(a) When (NH4)2SO4 is dissolved in the water, rusting is increased.
(b) When Cl2 is dissolved in the water, rusting is increased.
(c) When NaCl is dissolved in the water, rusting is decreased.
(d) When NH3 is dissolved in the water, rusting is increased.

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03. Which of the following concerning the electrolysis of NaCl is/ are true?
(a) H2 and Cl2 can be obtained. . (b) NaOH can be obtained
(c) Sodium metal cannot be obtained (d) A solution of NaOCl cannot be obtained.

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04. Consider cell, Mg(s) | Mg2+(aq, 0.001 moll-1) X2(l) | X-(aq, 1 moldm-3)
Which statements/statemet concerning the above cell are/ is true?
(a) The oxidation occurs at the Mg electrode.
(b) When the cell reaction occurs, heat is liberated.
(c) The oxidation occurs at the Cu electrode.
(d) When the cell reaction occurs, heat is absorbed.
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05. Which of the following will assist the corrosion of iron that is taking place in air?

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(a) Mg (b) NaCl (c) CO2 (d) NO

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06. Which of the following concerning the Avogadro constant, L are/is true?
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(a) The numerical value of L =
Charge on the ClO4 ion
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(b) The numerical value of L =
Charge on the Mg2+ ion
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© The numerical value of L =
Charge on the NO3 ion
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(d) Value of L =

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Charge on the BF4 ion

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07. In the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of LiBr using copper electrodes.
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(a) Oxidation takes place at the cathode. (b) Lithium is formed at the cathode.
(c) an oxidation takes place at the anode. (d) a copper compound may be formed at the anode.

08. Which of the following statements are /is true?


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(a) A metal which is lower in the electrochemical series is displaced by a metal which is higher than it.
(b) A non-metal which is higher in the electrochemical series is displaced by a non-metal which is lower than
it
(c) A metal which is higher in the electrochemical series is displaced by a metal which is lower than it.
(d) A non-metal which is lower in the electrochemical series is displaced by a non-metal which is higher than
it.
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09. When an aqueous 0.1 mol dm-3 Na2SO4 solution is electrolysed, 12.044 x 1022 H2(g) molecules were
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produced. O2 (g) is the only other product formed. Given that the relative atomic mass of oxygen is 16.0, the
other information required to calculate the mass of O2(g) produced is/are
(a) Faraday's Laws of electrolysis. (b) Avogadro constant.
(c) Universal gas constant. (d) Faraday constant.

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10. You are provided with 3 standard metal / metal ion electrodes, whose standard electrode potentials are -2.7 V,
-1.7 V and -0.8 V. Which of the following statement/s is/are true for all the electrochemical cells that can be
constructed, taking the electrodes pairwise?
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(a) Only 4 different electrochemical cells can be constructed.
(b) Only one of the above electrodes appears as the anode in two different cells.
(c) Only one of the above electrodes appears as the anode in one cell and as the cathode in another.

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(d) Each of the above electrodes acts as the anode in at least one cell.

11. A reaction in which the same chemical species undergoes simultaneous reduction and oxidation, is called
disproportionation.. Which of the following is a/are disproportionation/dispropordonations?
(a) 2H2O2 → 2H2O + O2 (b) Cu + Zn → Cu + Zn
2+ 2+

(c) Cl2 + OH- → HOC1 + Cl- (d) 2 CuCl → CuCl2 + Cu

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12. The standard electrode potentials of two metal/metal ion electrodes, P|P+ and Q|Q2+ are 0.80 and -0.44 V
respectively. Which of the following reaction/s is/are consistent with the above potentials?
(a) 2P(s) + Q (aq) → 2P (aq) + Q(s) (b) Q(s) + 2H (aq) →H2(g) + Q (aq)
2+ + + 2+

(c) H2(g) + P2O(s) → 2P(s) + H2O(l) (d) H2O(1) + P(s) →H2(g) + POH(aq)

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13. Which of the following may be considered as a Standard hydrogen electrode/standard hydrogen electrodes
at 25°C?
(a) HCl(aq) (1.0 mol dm-3) |Pt H2(g) (1 atm) (b) CH3COOH(aq) (1.0 mol dm-3) |Pt H2(g) (1 atm)
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(c) H2SO4(aq) (1.0 mol dm ) | H2(g) (1 atm) (d) HNO3(aq) (1.0 mol dm ) | H2(g) (1 atm)

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14. The kinetic molecular theory equation for an ideal gas is PV = 1 mNC. Which
2
of the following statements
3
is/are true for a sample of an ideal gas?
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(a) Cincreases with p at constant temperature.
2
(b) Cincreases with V at constant temperature.
2
(c) Cincreases with temperature.
2
(d) Cincreases if more molecules of the gas are introduced into the sample at constant temperature.
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15. Consider the above Cell at 25 °C. Which of the following statements is/are true when a current is
drawn from the cell?
(a) The cell potential remains constant at 0.46 V.
(b)The cell cathode is Cu and the anode is Ag.
(c) Positive ions move to the cathode compartment and negative ions move to the anode
compartment
(d)Electrons move from Cu electrode to the Ag electrode, in the external circuit.
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16. Corrosion of an underground iron pipeline can be prevented by welding a metal M to the pipeline. Which of

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the following statements is/are true regarding this process?
(a) The metal M can be Mg. (b) The metal M undergoes oxidation.
(c) T he metal M can be Cu. (d) An anodic reaction can occur on the surface of the pipeline.

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17. By which of the following processes is/are H2 released at the cathode?


(a) Electrolysis of an aqueous CuSO4 solution using copper electrodes.
(b) Electrolysis of an aqueous CuSO4 solution using platinum electrodes.
(c) Electrolysis of water using carbon electrodes.
(d) Electrolysis of an aqueous NaClsolution using carbon electrodes.

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18. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding electrochemical reactions and electrode potentials?
(a) Electrode potential is an intensive property.
(b) Half-cell reactions are reversible.
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(c) Standard electrode potential changes its sign (+ or -) for the reverse reaction.
(d) Electrode potentials are independent of the temperature.

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19. Values of E° for the Ce /Ce and Fe /Fe are +1.72 V and -0.44 V respectively. According to these data
which of the following statements is/are true?
(a) Ce4+ is a weaker oxidizing agent than Fe2+. (b) Ce4+will reduce Fe2+.
(c) Ce4+is a better oxidizing agent than Fe2+. (d) Ce4+ will oxidize Fe.
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Infinite Chemistry

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True True, and correctly explains the first statement.

(2) True True, but does not explain the first statement correctly.

(3) True False

(4) False True

(5) False False

G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination - 1992 (Q - 48,49)


01’ The rusting of iron is suppressed by NH3 gas. NH3 gas cannot act as an acid.

02’ H2Se cannot act as an oxidising agent. In H2Se, Selenium exists in the highest oxidation state

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G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination - 2002 (Q - 54)
03. Elements higher up in the electrochemical series are An element lower in the electrochemical series can be
better reducing agents than those lower down. displaced from a solution of its salt by an element
higher up in the series.
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G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination - 2006 (Q - 60)
04. Galvanising is a convenient process for making iron Galvanising can be done by immersing a piece of
corrosion resistant iron in an aqueous solution of ZnCl2.
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