JAMB 2020 Chemistry Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

Try out this JAMB 2020 Chemistry Past Questions & Answers Online Practice if you are a Science Student and planning to write UTME this year.


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Try out this JAMB 2020 Chemistry Past Questions & Answers Online Practice if you are a Science Student and planning to write UTME this year.

JAMB 2020  Chemistry Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

Try out this JAMB 2020  Chemistry Past Questions & Answers Online Practice if you are a Science Student and planning to write UTME this year.

NOTE: In this Chemistry Past Question & Answers Quiz;

raised to power will be denoted as  ^  (i.e 4 raised to power 2 is written as 4^2).

subscript will be denoted to ~ (i.e 4 subscript 2 is written as 4 ~ 2).

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  1. 1 The electronic configuration of an element is 1S^2 2S^2 2P^6 3S^2 3P^3. How many unpaired electrons are there in the element?

    1. 5
    2. 4
    3. 3
    4. 2
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  2. 2 Which of the following can be obtained by fractional distillation?

    1. Nitrogen from liquid air
    2. Sodium Chloride from sea water
    3. Iodine from solution of Iodine in carbon tetrachloride
    4. Sulphur from the solution of sulphur in carbon disulphide
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  3. 3 Duralumin consists of aluminum, copper, ________________?

    1. Zinc and Gold
    2. Lead and Manganese
    3. Nickel and Silver
    4. Manganese and Magnesium
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 An example of a polysaccharide is?

    1. Dextrose
    2. Mannose
    3. Glucose
    4. Starch
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  5. 5 8g of CH~4 occupies 11.2 at S.T.P. What volume would 22g of CH~3CH~2CH~3 occupy under the same condition?

    1. 3.7dm^3
    2. 11.2dm^3
    3. 22.4dm^3
    4. 33dm^3
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 The best treatment for a student who accidentally poured conc tetraoxosulphate(vi) on his skin in the laboratory is to wash his skin with?

    1. with cool running water
    2. sodium hydroxide solution
    3. iodine solution
    4. sodium trioxonitrate(v) solution
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 Which of the gas laws does this graph illustrate?

    1. Boyle
    2. Charles
    3. Gay-Lussac
    4. Graham
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  8. 8 What are the possible oxidation numbers of an element if its atomic number is 17?

    1. -1 and 7
    2. -1 and 6
    3. -3 and 5
    4. -2 and 6
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 What process would coal undergo to give coal gas, coal tar, ammoniacal liquor and coke?

    1. Steam distillation
    2. Destructive distillation
    3. Liquefication
    4. Hydrolysis
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  10. 10 Liquid black soap is made by boiling palm oil with liquid extract of ash. The function of the ash is to provide the ?

    1. Acid
    2. Ester of alkanoic acid
    3. Alkali
    4. Alkanol
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  11. 11 When water drops are added to calcium carbide in a container and the gas produced is passed through a jet and lighted, the resultant flame is called an?

    1. Oxyethene
    2. Oxyhydrocarbon flame
    3. Oxyacetylene flame
    4. Oxymethane flame
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  12. 12 Which of the following substances is a mixture?

    1. Granulated sugar
    2. Seawater
    3. Sodium chloride
    4. Iron filling
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  13. 13 If the quantity of oxygen occupying 2.76L container at a pressure of 0.825 atm and 300k is reduced by one-half, what is the pressure exerted by the remaining gas?

    1. 1.650atm
    2. 0.825atm
    3. 0.413atm
    4. 0.275atm
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  14. 14 Four elements P, Q, R and S have atomic numbers of 4, 10, 12 and 14 respectively. Which of these elements is noble gas?

    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  15. 15 The products of the thermal decomposition of ammonium trioxonitrate(v) are?

    1. Nitrogen (I) Oxide and Water
    2. Ammonia and Oxide
    3. Nitrogen and Water
    4. Nitrogen (IV) Oxide and Water
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  16. 16 How many valence electrons are contained in the element (31/15)P ?

    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 15
    4. 31
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  17. 17 The number of molecules of Carbon(iv)Oxide produced when 10.0g of CaCO~3 is treated with 0.2dm^3 of 1 Mole of HCL in the equation: CaCO~3 + 2HCL ⇒ CaCl~2 + H~2 O + CO~2 , is ?

    1. 1.00 X 10^23
    2. 6.02 X 10^23
    3. 6.02 X 10^22
    4. 6.02 X 10^24
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  18. 18 The volume occupied by 1.58g of a gas at S.T.P is 500cm^3 . What is the relative molecular mass of the gas? [ G.M.V at S.T.P = 22.4dm^23 ]

    1. 28
    2. 32
    3. 44
    4. 74
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  19. 19 Which of the following gases will rekindle a brightly splint?

    1. NO~2
    2. NO
    3. N~2O
    4. CL~2
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  20. 20 The shape of ammonia molecule is?

    1. Trigonal planar
    2. Octahedral
    3. Square planar
    4. Tetrahedral
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  21. 21 A few drop of conc HCL are added to about 10cm^3 of a solution of PH 3.4. The PH of the resulting mixture is?

    1. less than 3.4
    2. greater than 3.4
    3. unaltered
    4. the same as that of the pure water
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  22. 22 Chromatography is used to separate components of mixture which differ in their rates of ?

    1. diffusion
    2. migration
    3. reaction
    4. sedimentation
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  23. 23 Deliquescent substances are also?

    1. efflorescent
    2. anhydrous
    3. hygroscopic
    4. insoluble
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  24. 24 Helium is used in observation of ballons because it is?

    1. Light and combustible
    2. light and non-combustible
    3. heavy and combustible
    4. heavy and non-combustible
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  25. 25 32g of anhydrous copper(ii)tetraoxosulphate(vi) dissolved in 1dm^3 of water generated 13.0kj of heat. The heat solution is?

    1. 26.0kj/mol
    2. 65.0kj/mol
    3. 130.0kj/mol
    4. 260.0kj/mol
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  26. 26 A gaseous metallic chloride MCl consists of 20.22% of M by mass. The formula of the chloride is? [ M = 27, Cl = 35.5]

    1. MCl
    2. MCl~2
    3. MCl~3
    4. M~2Cl~6
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  27. 27 What quantity of electricity will liberate 0.125 mole of oxygen molecules during the electrolysis of dilute sodium chloride solution?

    1. 24,125 C
    2. 48,250 C
    3. 72,375 C
    4. 96,500 C
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  28. 28 Which of the following types of bonding does not involve the formation of new substances?

    1. Metallic
    2. Covalent
    3. Co-ordinate
    4. Electrovalent
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  29. 29 An organic compound that does not undergo a reaction with both hydrogen cyanide and hydroxylamine can be?

    1. Alkene
    2. Alkanal
    3. Alkanone
    4. Alkanoic Acid
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  30. 30 The substance often used for vulcanization of rubber is?

    1. Chlorine
    2. Hydrogen peroxide
    3. Sulphur
    4. Tetraoxosulphate(vi) acid
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  31. 31 The chlorinated alkane often used industrially to remove grease is?

    1. Tetrachloromethane
    2. Chloromethane
    3. Trichloromethane
    4. Dichloromethane
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  32. 32 What mass of water is produced when 8.0g of hydrogen reacts with excess oxygen?

    1. 8.0g
    2. 16.0g
    3. 36.0g
    4. 72.0g
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  33. 33 Proteins in acid solution undergo?

    1. Substitution
    2. Fermentation
    3. Hydrolysis
    4. Polymerisation
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  34. 34 The general formula for the Alkanals is?

    1. R^2CO
    2. RCHO
    3. ROH
    4. RCOOR
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  35. 35 When cathode rays are deflected onto the electrode of an electrometer, the instrument becomes?

    1. Bipolar
    2. Negatively charged
    3. Positively charged
    4. Neutral
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  36. 36 When a solid substance disappears completely as a gas on heating, the substance is said to have undergone?

    1. Sublimation
    2. Crystallization
    3. Distillation
    4. Evaporation
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  37. 37 An electron can be added to a halogen atom to form a halide ion with?

    1. 8 valence electrons
    2. 7 valence electrons
    3. 2 valence electrons
    4. 3 valence electrons
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  38. 38 Aluminum hydroxide is used in the dyeing industry as a?

    1. Dye
    2. Salt
    3. Dispersant
    4. Mordant
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  39. 39 The most important element on the earth's crust is?

    1. Nitrogen
    2. Hydrogen
    3. Fluorine
    4. Oxygen
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  40. 40 To obtain pure carbon(ii)oxide from its mixture with carbon(iv)oxide, the mixture should be?

    1. Passed over heated copper(ii)oxide
    2. Bubbled through water
    3. Bubbled through conc H~2SO~4
    4. Bubbled through conc NAOH
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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