Class 10 Chemical equations and reaction Important questions-1

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One Marks Questions

  1) Define a chemical change.

   2) Give four examples of a chemical change.

   3) Give four characteristics of a physical change.

   4) Give an example of a chemical change that is reversible.

   5) Define a physical change.

  6) Classify as physical or chemical change:

Tearing of paper

Production of biogas

Butter going rancid

Magnetization of iron

Clotting of blood

7) Give four examples of a physical change.

8) Give four characteristics of a chemical change.

9) What do you understand by an exothermic chemical change

Two Marks Questions

 1)   Explain whether the following are physical or chemical changes. Give one reason for your answer.

 2) Formation of curd

 3) Ripening of fruit

 4) Bending a glass tube by heating

 5) Melting of wax

  6) Formation of wine

  7) Action of heat on blue vitriol is a physical as well as chemical change. Justify.

  8) Is boiling of water, a chemical change? Give reason for your answer.

  9) A person eats chocolate and then digests it. In doing so a physical and a chemical change takes place. Identify the changes and give reasons for your answer.

   10) When we mix iron filings with sulphur and grind it, a physical change takes place. However, if we heat the mixture, a chemical change takes place. Explain why the former is said to be a physical change while the latter process is said to be a chemical change.


True and False statement

  1. Chemical changes are generally accompanied by an exchange of energy.

  2. A physical change is usually reversible.

  3. When a magnesium ribbon burns brilliantly in air a physical change takes place.

  4. Ammonium chloride dissolves in water with the absorption of heat. This is an exothermic.

One Marks Questions

1) Identify physical or chemical changes in the following:

a) A rock rolls down a slope

b) Baking of cake

c) Plucking of fruit

d) Burning of L.P.G

e) Cutting of carrots

2) Explain whether the addition of dilute sulphuric acid to iron is a physical or chemical change.

3) Heating of iodine crystals is considered to be a physical change. Explain.

4) Burning of a candle may be considered as showing physical and chemical changes occurring simultaneously. Explain.

Four Marks Questions


1) Given the following equation:

Zinc+ Hydro bromic acid----Zinc bromide + Hydrogen

i)Write the equation using symbols and formulae.

ii)Name a solid reactant in the reaction.

iii) Name a gaseous product formed in the reaction.

2) What information is conveyed by a chemical equation?

3) What information does the following equation convey?

CaCO3 + 2HCI – CaCI2 + H2O + CO2


4) Balance the following equations after writing them as molecular equations.

a)Sodium + Nitrogen—Sodium nitride

b) Aluminium + Chlorine --- Aluminium chloride

c)Iron (III) oxide + Hydrogen ---- Iron + Water

d) Phosphorous + oxygen ------ Phosphorus pentoxide

e) Trilead tetra oxide---- Lead monoxide + Oxygen.

5) Define the following terms

a) Thermal decomposition

b) Electrolytic decomposition


6) What type of reaction is this? Why is it called so?

NaOH (aq) + HCI (aq)—NaCI (aq) + H2O (I)


7) Give the balanced equation for reactions that take place when the following are heated

a)Silver oxide

b) Potassium nitrate

c)Lead nitrate

d) Trilead  tetraoxide

e) Copper carbonate

8) When an iron knife is dipped in a solution of copper sulphate, a reddish brown layer gets formed on the knife. Explain.

9) When hydrochloric acid is converted to chlorine, is the acid getting oxidized? Explain.

10) Ammonium nitrate when heated disappears completely. Why?

11) Chemical reactions are often accompanied by heat changes. Explain.

12) State what type of reaction the following are:

a) Splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen

b)burning of hydrogen in air

c) Action of iron with copper sulphate solution

d) Action of  heat on calcium carbonate

e) Treating silver nitrate with hydrochloric acid

13) When ice is exposed to air, it melts to form water and when hydrogen in burnt in air, it forms water. How do these changes differ?

14) Blue Copper Nitrate crystals turns black when heated. Explain.

15) When chlorine is passed through potassium iodine solution containing chloroform, purple color is observed. Explain.

16) When silver nitrate is added to seawater, a white precipitate is formed. Explain.

Five Marks Questions

 1) Classify the following reactions into various types

a) Treating dilute sulphuric acid with sodium hydroxide solution

b) Heating ammonium chloride

c) Changing ammonium chloride into sodium and chlorine

d) Heating a mixture of iron and sulphur

e) Passing chlorine through a solution of potassium bromide

2) Define a double decomposition reaction

3) What type of change takes place in the following, physical or chemical? Briefly explain.

a) Heating of zinc oxides

b) Action of sodium with water

c) Rain cycle

d) Heating calcium carbonate

e) Action of dilute acids on magnesium

4) Name the following and give equations for these reactions:

a) A white solid, which when heated, leaves behind a yellow solid and gives CO2.

b)  A bluish green powder, on heating, leaves behind a black solid and gives CO2.

c) A colorless solid produces a yellow solid when hot and a white solid when cold and gives a reddish brown gas. Give equations for each.




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