Class 10 Chemistry

Chemical Reactions and Equations

Solutions to In Text Questions NCERT Book

Write the balanced equation for the following chemical reactions.

  • Hydrogen + Chlorine ⇨ Hydrogen Chloride

    H2 + Cl2 ⇨ 2HCl

  • Barium chloride + Aluminium sulphate ⇨ Barium sulphate + Aluminium chloride

    3BaCl+ Al2(SO4 )3 ⇨ 3BaSO4 + 2AlCl3

  • Sodium + Water ⇨ Sodium hydroxide + Hydrogen

    2Na + 2H2O ⇨ 2NaOH + H2

Write a balanced chemical equation with state symbols for the following reactions.

  • Solutions of barium chloride and sodium sulphate in water react to give insoluble barium sulphate and the solution of sodium chloride.

    BaCl2 (aq) + Na2SO4 ⇨ BaSO4 (s) + 2NaCl (aq)

  • Sodium hydroxide solution (in water) reacts with hydrochloric acid solution (in water) to produce sodium chloride solution and water.

    NaOH (aq) + HCl ⇨ NaCl (aq) + H2O (l)

  • A solution of a substance ‘X’ is used for white washing.
    • Name the substance ‘X’ and write its formula.
      Answer: The chemical name of substance, which is used for white washing is Calcium oxide. Its common name is lime or quick lime. The chemical formula of Calcium Oxide is CaO.
    • Write the reaction of the substance ‘X’ named in (i) above with water.

      CaO + H2O ⇨ Ca(OH)2

      When calcium oxide reacts with water it forms calcium hydroxide. Calcium hydroxide is also known as slaked lime.

  • Why is the amount of gas collected in one of the test tubes in Activity 1.7 double of the amount collected in the other? Name this gas.
    Answer: (Hydrolysis of water has been performed in the activity 1.7 in the text book.) When electric current is passed through water it decomposes into its constituent components, i.e. hydrogen and oxygen gases. During electrolysis of water hydrogen gas collected in one test tube and has double amount than oxygen collected in another test tube. This is because a water molecule is formed by the combination of hydrogen and oxygen in the ratio of 2:1.

Answer the following questions:

  • Why does the colour of copper sulphate solution change when an iron nail is dipped in it?
    Answer: The colour of copper sulphate solution is blue. When an iron nail is dipped in the solution of copper sulphate, it forms ferrous sulphate solution and copper metal by the displacement of copper from the solution. The colour of ferrous sulphate is green. That’s why the solution becomes green.
  • Give an example of a double displacement reaction other than the one given in Activity 1.10.
    Answer: When lead nitrate reacts with potassium iodide, potassium nitrate and lead iodide is formed. In this reaction the both the reactants exchanges their irons after reaction. This type of reaction is known as double displacement reaction.

    Pb(NO3 )2 (aq) + KI (aq) ⇨ KNO3 + PbI2

  • Identify the substances that are oxidised and the substances that are reduced in the following reactions.
    • 4Na (s) + O2 (g) ⇨ 2NaO (s)
      Answer: In this reaction sodium is combined with oxygen, i.e. gains oxygen and hence oxidized. Consequently oxygen is reduced.
    • CuO (s) + H2 (g) ⇨ Cu (s) + H2O (l)
      Answer: In this reaction Hydrogen gains oxygen and forms water, hence it is oxidised. On the other hand copper loses oxygen and hence, reduced.

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