NECO GCE 2022/2023 Practical Chemistry Questions and Answers - (Recommended Textbooks)

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NECO GCE Practical Chemistry Questions and Answers - (Recommended Textbooks)

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NECO GCE Chemistry Practical Questions and Answers 2022

Candidates for the Neco chemistry practical will get the usual apparatus and reagents for qualitative work. The Neco chemistry practical reagents will include;
(i) Dilute sodium hydroxide solution
(ii) Dilute ammonia solution
(iii) Dilute hydrochloric acid
(iv) Dilute trinitrate(V)acid
(v) Distilled water
(vi) Red and blue litmus paper
(vii) Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
(viii) silver trinitrate(V)
(ix) Methyl orange

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The NECO Chemistry Practical apparatus are as follows;
(a) one boiling tube.
(b) Five test tubes.
(c) Filtration apparatus.
(d) source of heat.

Each candidate should be supplied with the following An, Bn, Cn. Where “n” is the candidate’s serial number. 150cm³ of hydrochloric acid solution in a bottle labeled “An”. The acid solution which should be the same for all candidates will contain 12.0cm³ of concentrated hydrochloric acid per dm³ of solution.

150cm³ of sodium trioxocarbonate(IV)solution in a bottle labeled “Bn”. The solution which should be the same for all candidates will contain 6.36g of sodium trioxocarbonate(IV) per dm³ of solution. One spatula of iron(II)chloride salt in a specimen bottle labeled Cn.


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QUESTION 1: In an experiment, 20.0cm3 portions of 0.065 mol dm-3 NaOH were titrated against dilute HCl. The table below shows the results of the titration;

Burette readings {cmt]1st2nd3rd
Final reading [cm-]23.5046.6047.40
Initial reading [cmt)0.0023.5024.00
The volume of acid used23.50



(a) (i) Name a suitable indicator for titration. Give a reason for your answer.
(ii) Give the color of the indicator in the base and at the endpoint.
(iii) What type of reaction is demonstrated by the experiment?
(b) (i) Write a balanced equation for the reaction
(ii) Determine the average volume of acid used.
(c) Calculate the (i) concentration of the acid in mol dm-3
(ii) concentration of the acid in g dm-3

(iii) mass of HCl in 20cm3 of solution [H = 1.00, Cl = 35.5 ]

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QUESTION 2: C was a mixture of inorganic salt and an organic compound. Tests were carried out on C.
Copy and complete the table and hence state what C could be.


(a) (i)C + 10cm3 of distilledC partially dissolved

water, stirred and filteredto give colourless

filtrate and a white



Filtrate + Litmus paper

Neutral filtrate



First portion of filtrate +




Cl- confirmed


Second portion of filtrateWhite gelatinous

+ NaOH(aq) in dropsprecipitate

then in excessPrecipitate dissolved


Third portion of filtrateWhite gelatinous

+ NH3(aq) in dropsprecipitate

then in excessPrecipitate dissolved


(i)Portion of residue +

Starch present

Iodine solution


Portion of residue +


HCl(aq) and boil


cool and add iodine


QUESTION 3: (a) Outline how a mixture of ammonium chloride, potassium chloride and lead (II) chloride could be separated in the laboratory.
(b) Name one drying agent that is
(i) solid,
(ii) liquid
(c) Mention one laboratory apparatus used for:
(i) preparing a standard solution;
(ii) converting vapour to liquid;
(iii) keeping solid samples dry;
(iv) generating gases intermittently;
(v) determining the pH of a solution. [5 marks]
(d) (i) Describe a chemical test that could be used to distinguish between pure water and sodium tetraoxosulphate(VI)solution
(ii) Zn(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2 are white substances What reagent would be suitable to distinguish between the two substances?

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