(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii) There is no choice in any of the questions.
(iv) All questions of Section−A and all questions of Section−B are to be attempted separately.
(v) Question numbers 1 to 3 in Section−A are one mark questions. These are to be answered in one word or one sentence.
(vi) Question numbers 4 to 6 Section−A are two marks questions. These are to be answered in about 30 words each.
(vii) Question numbers 7 to 18 in Section−A are three marks questions. There are to be answered in about 50 words each.
(viii) Question numbers 19 to 24 in Section−A are five marks questions. These are to be answered in about 70 words each.
(ix) Question numbers 25 to 33 in Section−B are multiple choice questions based on practical skills. Each question is a one mark question. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the four provided to you
(x) Question numbers 34 to 36 in Section B are two marks questions based on practical skills. These are to be answered in brief.
Select saturated hydrocarbons from the following:
C3H6; C5H10; C4H10; C6H14; C2H4VIEW SOLUTION
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Name the compound formed when ethanol is heated in excess of conc. sulphuric acid at 443 K. Also, write the chemical equation of the reaction stating the role of conc. sulphuric acid in it. What would happen if hydrogen is added to the product of this reaction in the presence of a catalyst such as palladium or nickel?VIEW SOLUTION
When ethanol reacts with ethanoic acid in the presence of conc. H2SO4, a substance with fruity smell is produced. Answer the following:
(i) State the class of compounds to which the fruity smelling compounds belong. Write the chemical equation for the reaction and write the chemical name of the product formed.
(ii) State the role of conc. H2SO4 in the reaction.VIEW SOLUTION
Two elements ‘A’ and ‘B’ belong to the 3rd period of Modern periodic table and are in group 2 and 13, respectively. Compare their following characteristics in tabular form:
(a) Number of electrons in their atomsVIEW SOLUTION
(b) Size of their atoms
(c) Their tendencies to lose electrons
(d) The formula of their oxides
(e) Their metallic character
(f) The formula of their chlorides
An element 'M' with electronic configuration (2, 8, 2) combines separately with (NO3)–, (SO4)2– and (PO4)3– radicals. Write the formula of the three compounds so formed. To which group and period of the Modern Periodic Table does the element 'M' belong? Will 'M' form covalent or ionic compounds? Give reason to justify your answer.VIEW SOLUTION
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In a monohybrid cross between tall pea plants (TT) and short pea plants (tt), a scientist obtained only tall pea plants (Tt) in the F1 generation. However, on selfing the F1 generation pea plants, he obtained both tall and short plants in F2 generation. On the basis of above observations with other angiosperms also, can the scientist arrive at a law? If yes, explain the law. If not, give justification for your answer.VIEW SOLUTION
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(a) Draw a ray diagram to show the refraction of light through a glass slab and mark angle of refraction and the lateral shift suffered by the ray of light while passing through the slab.VIEW SOLUTION
(b) If the refractive index of glass for light going from air to glass is 3/2, find the refractive index of air for light going from glass to air.
State the cause of dispersion of white light passing through a glass prism. How did Newton show that white light of sun contains seven colours using two identical glass prisms. Draw a ray diagram to show the path of light when two identical glass prisms are arranged together in inverted position with respect to each other and a narrow beam of white light is allowed to fall obliquely on one of the focus of the first prism.VIEW SOLUTION
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(a) Define the following terms in the context of spherical mirrors:(i) Pole
(ii) Centre of curvature
(iii) Principal axis
(iv) Principal focus
(b) Draw ray diagrams to show the principal focus of a(i) concave mirror
(ii) convex mirror
(c) Consider the following diagram in which M is a mirror and P is an object and Q is its magnified image formed by the mirror.
State the type of the mirror M and one characteristic property of the image Q. VIEW SOLUTION
(a) Write the function of each of the following parts of the human eye:VIEW SOLUTION
Cornea; iris; crystalline lens; ciliary muscles
(b) Millions of people in the developing countries of the world are suffering from corneal blindness. These persons can be cured by replacing the defective cornea with the cornea of a donated eye. A charitable society of your city has organised a campaign in your neighbourhood in order to create awareness about this fact. If you are asked to participate in this mission, how would you contribute in this noble cause?
(i) State the objective of organising such campaigns.
(ii) List two arguments which you would give to motivate the people to donate their eyes after death.
(iii) List two values which are developed in the persons who actively participate and contribute in such programmes.
(a) Draw a ray diagram to show the formation of an image by a convex lens when an object is placed in front of the lens between its optical centre and principal focus.VIEW SOLUTION
(b) In the above ray diagram, mark the object distance (u) and the image distance (v) with their proper signs (+ve or –ve as per the new Cartesian sign convention) and state how these distances are related to the focal length (f) of the convex lens in this case.
(c) Find the power of a convex lens which forms a real and inverted image of magnification –1 of an object placed at a distance of 20 cm from its optical centre.
(a) Write the functions of the following parts in human female reproductive system:(i) Ovary
(b) Describe the structure and function of placenta. VIEW SOLUTION
What is meant by speciation? List four factors that could lead to speciation. Which of them cannot be a major factor in the speciation of a self-pollinating plant species. Give reason to justify your answer.VIEW SOLUTION
(a) Give a chemical test to distinguish between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.VIEW SOLUTION
(b) Name the products formed when ethane burns in the air. Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction showing the types of energies liberated.
(c) Why is the reaction between methane and chlorine in the presence of sunlight considered a substitution reaction?
A student obtained a sharp image of a candle flame placed at the distant end of the laboratory table on a screen using a concave mirror to determine its focal length. The teacher suggested him to focus a distant building, about 1 km away from the laboratory, for getting more correct value of the focal length. In order to focus the distant building on the same screen, the student should slightly move theVIEW SOLUTION
(a) mirror away from the screen
(b) screen away from the mirror
(c) screen towards the mirror
(d) screen towards the building
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Study the following figure in which a student has marked the angle of incidence (∠i), angle of refraction (∠r), angle of emergence (∠e), angle of prism (∠A) and the angle of deviation (∠D). The correctly marked angles areVIEW SOLUTION
(a) ∠A and ∠i
(b) ∠A, ∠i and ∠r
(c) ∠A, ∠i, ∠e and ∠D
(d) ∠A, ∠i, ∠r and ∠D
To determine the approximate focal length of the given convex lens by focussing a distant object (say, a sign board), you try to focus the image of the object on a screen. The image you obtain on the screen is alwaysVIEW SOLUTION
(a) erect and laterally inverted
(b) erect and diminished
(c) inverted and diminished
(d) virtual, inverted and diminished
Which of the following sets of materials can be used for conducting a saponification reaction for the preparation of soap?VIEW SOLUTION
(a) Ca(OH)2 and neem oil
(b) NaOH and neem oil
(c) NaOH and mineral oil
(d) Ca(OH)2 and mineral oil
A student takes four test tubes marked P, Q, R and S of 25 mL capacity and fills 10 mL of distilled water in each. He dissolves one spoon full of four different salts in each as − KCl in P, NaCl in Q, CaCl2 in R and MgCl2 in S. He then adds about 2 mL of a sample of soap solution to each of the above test tubes. On shaking the contents of each of the test tubes, he is likely to observe a good amount of lather (foam) in the test tubes markedVIEW SOLUTION
(a) P and Q
(b) R and S
(c) P, Q and R
(d) P, Q and S
Consider the following comments about saponification reactions:
I. Heat is evolved in these reactions.
II. For quick precipitation of soap, sodium chloride is added to the reaction mixtures.
III. Saponification reactions are a special kind of neutralisation reactions.
IV. Soaps are basic salts of long-chain fatty acids.
The correct comments are
(a) I, II and IIIVIEW SOLUTION
(b) II, III and IV
(c) I, II and IV
(d) Only I and IV
Which of the following is a correct set of homologous organs?VIEW SOLUTION
(a) Forelimbs of frog, bird and lizard
(b) Spine of cactus and thorn of bougainvillea
(c) Wings of bat and wings of butterfly
(d) Wings of a bird and wings of a bat
A student has to perform the experiment "To identify the different parts of an embryo of a dicot seed." Select from the following an appropriate group of seeds:VIEW SOLUTION
(a) Pea, gram, wheat
(b) Red kidney bean, maize, gram
(c) Maize, wheat, red kidney bean
(d) Red kidney bean, pea, gram
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A student focuses the image of a well-illuminated distant object on a screen using a convex lens. After that, he gradually moves the object towards the lens and each time focuses its image on the screen by adjusting the lens.VIEW SOLUTION
(i) In which direction, towards the screen or away from the screen, does he move the lens?
(ii) What happens to the size of the image? Does it decrease or increase?
(iii) What happens to the image on the screen when he moves the object very close to the lens?
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