WASSCE 2021 Trial Questions for Chemistry students. Can you solve these questions? Time yourself and attempt them. Discuss them with your colleagues as you prepare for the 2021 WASSCE examination.
WASSCE 2021 Trial Questions: Chemistry
✅1. (a) When calcium oxide and coke are heated in an electric furnace, the products are carbon (ii) oxide and calcium carbide (CaC2), write the equation for this reaction.
(b) Addition of water to calcium carbide leads to the formation of calcium hydroxide
and ethyne. Write the equation for the production of ethyne.
✅2.Identify the solid remaining when each of the following is heated.
(a) lithium trioxonitrate (V);
(b) potassium trioxonitrate (V);
(c) calcium trioxonitrate (V);
✅3. Calculate the percentage by mass of silicon tetrachloride.
✅4. Ammonia, NH3, and phosphine, Ph3, are the hydrides of the first two elements in group 5.
(a) Draw a dot and cross diagram for the ammonia molecule.
(b) Sketch and explain the shape of the ammonia molecule.
✅5. The first ionization energy of chlorine is +1260KJmol-1.
(a) Define the term first ionization energy. [2 marks]
(b) State and explain the general trend in the values of the first ionization energy for
the elements across the period, sodium to argon in the periodic table.
✅6. Compound A consisting of carbon and hydrogen only. The compound was found to
contain 80% carbon by mass.
(a) Calculate the empirical formula of compound A using the data
(b) The relative molecular mass of compound A was found to be 30.
Use this information to deduce the molecular formula of
[H = 1.00 C = 12.00]
✅7. State two factors other than a change in temperature or the use of a catalyst that influence the rate of a chemical reaction.
✅1. (a) Two elements represented by the letters Q and R have atomic numbers 9 and 12
(i) Write the election configuration of R.
(ii) To what group does Q belong in the periodic table.
(iii) Write the formula of the compound formed when Q combines with R.
(iv) Explain briefly, why Q is a good oxidizing agent.
(v) State whether R would be expected to form acidic or basic oxide.
(b) (i) State two assumptions of the kinetic theory of gases.
(ii) When some solids are heated, they change directly into the gaseous state. What name is given to this phenomenon?
(iii) List two substances which exhibit the phenomenon mentioned in (ii).
(iv) Write an expression to show the mathematical relationship between the
rate of diffusion of a gas and its vapour.
✅2. An aqueous solution has a pH of 4.0.
(a) (i) What is the hydrogen ion concentration of the solution?
(ii) What effect will it have on litmus paper?
(iii) Which of the following salt solutions would have the same effect on litmus? Give a reason for your answer.
NH4Cl(aq); NaCl(aq); CH3(OONa(aq).
(b) (i) Differentiate between a fine chemical and a heavy chemical.
(ii) Name two sources of air pollution.
(iii) Suggest one way of reducing air pollution in cities.
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WASSCE 2021 Trial Questions
✅3. (a) (i) Explain briefly the fermentation process.
(ii) Write a balanced equation for the fermentation of glucose.
(iii) What substance must be added to glucose solution to ferment it?
(iv) Explain briefly why tightly corked glass filled to the brim with palm wine
shatters on standing.
(b) State one industrial application of each of the following methods of
(ii) fractional distillation.
(c ) Explain the following terms:
(d) Write a balanced equation to illustrate each of the terms in (c).
(e) (i) What is hydrocarbon compound?
(ii) Name two principal sources of hydrocarbons.
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