1
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

AIPMT 2012 Prelims

The ease of adsorption of the hydrated alkali metal ions on an ion-exchange resins follows the order :
A
Li+ < K+ < Na+ < Rb+
B
Rb+ < K+ < Na+ < Li+
C
K+ < Na+ < Rb+ < Li+
D
Na+ < Li+ < K+ < Rb+

Explanation

All alkali metal salts are ionic (except Lithium) and soluble in water due to the fact that cations get hydrated by water molecules. The degree of hydration depends upon the size of the cation. Smaller the size of a cation, greater is its hydration energy.

Relative ionic radii :

Li+ < K+ < Na+ < Rb+

Relative ionic radii in water or relative degree of hydration:

Rb+ < K+ < Na+ < Li+
2
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

AIPMT 2012 Prelims

Which one of the alkali metals, forms only, the normal oxide, M2O on heating in air?
A
Rb
B
K
C
Li
D
Na

Explanation

When alkali metals are heated in atmosphere of oxygen the alkali metals ignite and form oxides. On combustion, Li forms Li2O, sodium gives the peroxide Na2O2 while K and Rb give super oxides (MO2).
3
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

AIPMT 2011 Prelims

Which one of the following is present as an active ingredient in bleaching powder for bleaching action?
A
CaOCl2
B
Ca(OCl)2
C
CaO2Cl
D
CaCl2

Explanation

Active ingredient in bleaching powder for bleaching action is Ca(OCl)2, i.e., calcium hypochlorite.
4
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

AIPMT 2011 Prelims

Which of the following compounds has the lowest melting point?
A
CaCl2
B
CaBr2
C
CaI2
D
CaF2

Explanation

As the covalent character in compound increases and ionic character decreases, melting point of the compound decreases. So, CaI2 has the highest covalent character and lowest melting point.

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