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AQA A Level Chemistry Paper 3 20th June 2018 Unofficial Markscheme

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1.1 Explain...rate of reaction depends only on H+ Conc (2)
Since the other stuff were in excess you may assume that the concentration effectively shall remain constant. As a result the order of reaction with respect to those in excess shall be O as they shall have no effect on the rate of reaction/

1.2 What's done to each sample before titrated (2)

Can't remember this question

1.3 graph shows order (2)

Because the graph is a straight line, the concentration of H+ is decreasing at a constant rate. Therefore the rate of reaction is constant (as this is one measure of rare kf reaction). Since the concentration of H+ doesn’t affect the rate of reaction, the order WRT H+ must be 0.

1.4 Calculate k1 and give units (3)

Gradient of graph / 0.05

k = 1.2x10^-3 Units: moldm-3s-1

1.5 Plot results (1)

Unless you can't count you'll probably get a mark.

1.6 Draw line of best fit (1)

The line of best fit shall vary quite a bit as there was a weak correlation.

1.7 Calculate rate of reaction when H+ is 0.35 (2)

0.35 / (Time for your line of best fit)

rate = 4.4x10^-4

01.6 and 01.7 The LoBF should have been a smooth curve through all the points. The rate they wanted was equal to the gradient of the tangent to your curve at conc. = 0.35

1.8 Explain...series of experiments (6)


2.1 Sodium heated in Oxygen: Equation, Obs 1, Obs 2 (2)

4Na + O2 --------> 2Na2O (allow multiples) Yellow Glow and White solid produced

2.2 Phosphorus and Oxygen: Equation, Obs 1 (2)

P4 + 5O2 ------> P4O10 (Allow: 4P + 5O2 -----> P4O10) and White smoke

2.3 Explain....increase in MP from Sodium Oxide to Mg Oxide (2)

Magnesium has a higher charge density
Stronger electrostatic forces of attraction between the Mg2+ and O2- Ions.
Therefore more energy required to break the stronger ionic bond hence higher Melting point.

2.4 Explain....MP of oxide silicon higher than oxide of P (3)
Silicon Dioxide is a macromolecule.
It has Many strong covalent bonds (You need "many" for a mark)
Lots of energy needed to break the bonds.
P4O10 only has weaker Intermolecular forces between the molecules (van der waals forces), these are much weaker than the covalent bonds so less energy needed to break.

2.5 Describe....method for MP and how result for purity (3)

Fill 0. 5cm of powder if capillary tube
Place in meting point apparatus with thermometer attached
Increase temp slowly until powder has melted and rises up the tube
record temp
if lower than what data book says, then contained impurities

3.1 % yield of cyclohexane (3)


3.2 Describe...test-tube reaction for cyclohexanol dehydrated. Observer what? (2)

Add bromine water.
Bromine water shall go from orange to colourless

3.3 Why Sodium carbonate used to wash (1)

Removes excess acid on surface of cyclohexene.

3.4 Important to open tap periodically (1)

Release the CO2 gas that is produced to prevent explosion.

3.5 Property of annhydrous calcium chloride (1)

Does not react with the product.

3.6 Describe apparatus used to remove drying agent under reduced pressure (2)

3.7 Explain....why cyclohexene has shorter retention time than cyclohexanol (2)

Cyclohexanol is more polar therefore it is more attracted/affinity to the silica (stationary phase) therefore takes longer to come out (Unsure about this)

3.8 Explain....infrared spectrum cyclohexene from chromotography did not contain cyclohexanol (1)

Contains C=C bond so shall have a peak at 1620-1680cm-1 (This may be wrong, quoting off memory)

No absorption in range 3250-3550 cm^-1

4.1 Temperature at 4th minute (5)


4.2 Percentage uncertainty (1)

About 9.1%

Double the absolute uncertainty in the temperature readings because you’re making a subtraction between two readings and when you subtract or add two numbers you must add the absolute uncertainties on those numbers.

Then divide by the actual value for delta T and multiply by 100%

4.3 Suggest change to minimise heat loss (1)

Add a lid

4.4 Suggest another change to decrease uncertainty (2)

Need to increase the temperature change so have more concentrated reagents.

4.5 Equation between ethanedioic acid (25 cm3 0.80 moldm-3) and KOH (75 cm3 0.60 moldm-3) . Temp increase by 3.2. Calculate enthalphy change (5)

Equation is: HOOCCOOH + 2 KOH --> KOOCCOOK + 2 H2O

I will refer to ethanedioic acid as C2H2O4.

Initial moles of C2H2O4 = 25 × 10-3 × 0.80 = 0.02 mol
Initial moles of KOH = 75 × 10-3 × 0.60 = 0.045 mol

We can see from the equation that the reaction requires twice as much KOH as C2H2O4 but we've provided more than this amount. The KOH is in excess. All 0.02 mol of C2H2O4 will react. We can see that 0.04 mol of water will be produced.

Let m represent the mass of the solution.
m = density × volume
m = 1 × 100
m = 100 g

Let q represent the heat energy released from 100 cm3 of solution.
q = m c ∆T
q = 100 × 4.2 × 3.2
q = 1344 J
q = 1.344 kJ

So the heat energy released per mole of water is
1.344 ÷ 0.04 = 33.6 kJ mol-1

The process is exothermic so ∆H is negative.
∆H = -33.6 kJ mol-1

4.6 Suggest explanation for difference between -57kJ mol-1 and answer in 4.5 (2)

5. Both empirical and molecular (A: CH2O B: P4O10 C: NH2 D: CH3)


6. Correct bonding and bond polarity


7. He2+ particles (A: Gold atoms contain electrons B: Protons C: Neutrons D: Empty space)


8. Conclusion drawn Gold atoms have (A: small nucleus B: electrons in orbital C: ions in sea of e- D: more protons than He2+)


9. Termination step


10. Correct statement (A: HBr eletrophilic B: NaBH4 nucleophili addition-elimination C: KOH elimination D: KCN nucleophilic


11. Correct for 2-methylbutan 1 and 2-ol (A: formed by esters B: oxidised by reaction C: formed by hydration of 2-methylbut-2-ene D: four peaks)


12. Rate equation (A: k[w]2[x] B: k[w]2[y] C: k[x][y] D: k[x][z]


13. Graph with respect to conc of x

D It was curve that slopped upwards

14. Atomisation of iodine (A: 1/2I2(s) - I B: I2(s) - 2I C: 1/2I2(g) - I D: I2(g) - 2I)


15. Structure formed by aspartic acid

D, both COOH lost their Hydrogens

16. 13CNMR Peaks in 1-4 dimethylbenzene (A: 8 B: 4 C: 3 D: 2)


17. Highest MP (A: Al B: P C: Na D: S)


18. List of products (A: Sodium chloride, chlorate(I) and water B: Chlorate(I) and water C: Chloride, chlorate (V) and water D: Chloride and chlorate(I) )


19. Magnesium and steam (A: hydroxide and hydrogen B: hydroxide and oxygen C: oxide and hydrogen D: oxide and oxygen)


20: Observation (A: litmus paper red when touched B: paper blue when touched C: paper when when held above D: red litmus paper turns blue when held above)


21. Repeating unit of polymer pairs

It was C or B i think?

22. Structure of polyester soften at high temp (A: h bonds and van der waals B: dipole-dipole and van der waals C: carbon-carbon strong D: carbox-oxygen bonds)


23. Correct statement (A: HNO3 base B: catalyst C: electrophile D: reducing agent)


24. correct order of pH (A: am > eth > phe B: amm > phe > eth C: eth > amm > phe D: eth > phe > amm)


25. Ionic oxide strong alkalis (A: Al B: Mg C: Na D: S)


26. Correct statement (A: coordination no. decreases of cobalt B: Enthalpy change large and +ve C: entropy change large D: Shape of complex changes)


27. Which complex optical isomer

28. How many structural isomers react with tollens (A: 3 B: 4 C: 5 D: 6)


29. WHich ion cannot catalyse (A: Co2+ B: Cr2+ C: Fe2+ D@ Fe3+)


30. Shape influenced by presence of lone pairs (A: AlCl3 B: ClF3 C: IF6+ D: PCl6-)


31. Greatest mass of solid Ba(OH)2 and (A: MgCl2 B: MgSO4 C: NaCl D: Na2SO4)


32. Which indicator methylamine (A: Thymol blue B: Bromophenol blue C: Phenol red D: Phenolphthalein)


33. Compound greatest percentage difference (A: CsF B: CsI C: LiF D: LiI)


34. Greatest equilibrium yield (A: high pr and high temp B: High pres and low temp C: low pres and high temp D: low pres and low temp)

(edited 5 years ago)

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Reply 1
I thought that was pretty awful I don't know about anyone else
Reply 2
i got like -33.6? Kjmol^-1 on last question
Yh got that
Reply 5
I got -24.4 kjmol-1 ...
Reply 6
That was the hardest paper 3 ever 😭
I got -57.8 kj mol on the last question.

I worked out moles of both and took away and then i thought the mass was 100g cause of the density. Then used tge 100g in my q=mcdeltaT

Then divided my answer by the moles and divided by 100.

**** MY LIFE
Reply 8
I got -65 something or something in the -60's.5 kjmol... because you had to divide moles by what was not in excess

So divide Q by 0.02mol or something.
Reply 9
I got -33.6
k = 1.2x10^-3
rate = 4.4x10^-4
temperature change = 2.1
uncertainty = 9.52%
calorimetry = -33.6 kJ/mol

Period 3 (question 2)
2Na + 0.5O₂ --> Na₂O, bright white light and white solid
4P + 5O₂ --> P₄O₁₀
-Magnesium has a higher charge density, ionic bonding stronger, more energy needed
-Silicon dioxide is macromolecular and phosphorous pentoxide is simple covalent
-Put sample into capillary tubes and use melting point apparatus, repeat 3 times and calculate mean. Pure substances melt sharply at data book value, impure substances melt over a range of temperatures

Cyclohexene and cyclohexanol
-Add bromine water to test for cyclohexene, it turns colourless
-You will know if there is no alcohol because there won't be a peak in the IR spectrum at 3230-3550
-Cyclohexene has a higher affinity for non polar mobile phase so it reaches the top of the column quicker (because cyclohexene has no H-bonding and cyclohexanol does?)
-Sodium carbonate used to neutralise any excess phosphoric acid
-Have to open the tap to prevent carbon dioxide buildup (therefore explosions)
-Anhydrous calcium chloride does not react with/dissolve in cyclohexene
-The apparatus was a Buchner funnel and conical flask connected to vacuum pump

Multiple Choice
5) A (CH2O)
6) No coordinate bonding, fluorine delta negative and oxygen delta positive
7) D (empty space)
8) A (small positive nucleus)
9) D? (two free radicals reacting)
10) D (KCN nucleophilic substitution)
11) A (formed by esters)
12) C (k=[X][Y])
13) D? (positive exponential curve)
14) half a mole of solid iodine molecules forming one mole of gaseous iodine atoms
15) the amino acid loses two protons
16) C (3 carbon NMR peaks)
17) A (aluminium had highest melting point)
18) A (three products, oxidation state of chlorine +1)
19) C (oxide and hydrogen)
20) D (litmus paper blue above the solid)
21) Repeating unit of polymer - not A or B, the amine had 6 CH2 and the acyl chloride had 4 CH2
22) B (no hydrogen bonding?)
23) A (nitric acid was a base)
24) C (ethylamine strongest base, phenylamine weakest base)
25) A (aluminium oxide is ionic and reacts with strong alkalis)
26) C (entropy change large and positive)
27) The complex with 3 ethanedioate ions showed optical isomerism
28) B (4 aldehydes?)
29) B????????? (Cr, the one with the smallest EMF, not my strong point)
30) B (central atom chlorine, 3 F bonded to it)
31) B (adding magnesium sulfate??)
32) B (bromophenol blue?)
33) B (CsI is most covalent but this is controversial haha)
34) C (low pressure high temperature)

that run of 6 Bs makes me nervous!!
(edited 5 years ago)
I got something small like 0.004 for the rate when [H+] was 0.35
Reply 12
Original post by Lalalozzaland
I got something small like 0.004 for the rate when [H+] was 0.35

Me too
Original post by BMW520D
I got -65 something or something in the -60's.5 kjmol... because you had to divide moles by what was not in excess

So divide Q by 0.02mol or something.

I got this but it’s wrong apparently
Anyone get 0.0016 for the rate
How did everyone put to find initial rate in the 6 marker!? I put 1/time
Reply 16
Would you get the mark if you got the right value for rate and k but they were negative?
Original post by Hdheimdnbf
I got this but it’s wrong apparently

in the balance symbol equations, 2 mols of water were produced so you divide your answer by 0.04 not 0.02
Original post by Hdheimdnbf
I got this but it’s wrong apparently

You had to 0.04 as the molar ratio was 1:2 for the water
Original post by Sweetie08
in the balance symbol equations, 2 mols of water were produced so you divide your answer by 0.04 not 0.02

That’s probs why then so how many marks do you think I get

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