Phy 113 - Heat & Properties Of Matter

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  • 1. 
    The choice of thermometric liquids in a thermometer should depend on the following properties except:
    • A. 

      Must be opaque

    • B. 

      Must have a high specific heat capacity

    • C. 

      Must have a low melting point

    • D. 

      Must have a high coefficient of expansion

  • 2. 
    A platinum resistance thermometer has resistance of 52.5 ohms and 9.75 ohms at 0 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius respectively. When the resistance is 8.25 ohms, find the temperature
    • A. 

      63:6oC

    • B. 

      75:0oC

    • C. 

      66:7oC

    • D. 

      84:6oC

  • 3. 
    Which of the following types of bench would feel warmer on a cool harmattan day?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Marble

    • C. 

      Aluminium

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 4. 
    Is real gases the same as an Ideal gases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Type short note on Real Gases and Ideal Gases
  • 6. 
    Which of the following explains why we feel cool when we stay very close to a fan?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 7. 
    One of these is NOT a factor that can affect the rate of evaporation
    • A. 

      Air dryness

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Volume of liquid

    • D. 

      Pressure

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method of transporting heat energy from one place to another
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 9. 
    Avogadro suggested that each liter of gas under identical conditions has the same
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Number of moles

    • C. 

      Number of molecules

    • D. 

      Density

  • 10. 
    If 1 liter of oxygen combines completely with 2 liters of hydrogen to form water, how many liters of oxygen are required to combine completely with 8 liters of hydrogen?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 11. 
    The atomic mass of carbon dioxide is 44 atomic mass units. What is the atomic mass of oxygen if each molecule contains one atom of carbon and two of oxygen?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      16

  • 12. 
    The Kelvin temperature scale has the same size degree as the_____ scale and its zero is _____ degrees lower.
    • A. 

      Celsius ... 459

    • B. 

      Fahrenheit ... 459

    • C. 

      Celsius ... 273

    • D. 

      Fahrenheit ... 273

  • 13. 
    Which of the following doubles with a doubling of the Celsius temperature of an ideal gas?
    • A. 

      Average momentum

    • B. 

      Average speed

    • C. 

      Average kinetic energy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What Kelvin temperature corresponds to room temperature of 20 degrees Centigrade
    • A. 

      20 K

    • B. 

      253 K

    • C. 

      293 K

    • D. 

      273 K

  • 15. 
    Two gases are kept at the same temperature. If the molecules of gas A have 4 times the mass of those of gas B, what is the ratio of the rms speed of the A molecules to that of the B molecules?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      1/4

    • D. 

      2

  • 16. 
    The mass of an oxygen molecule is 16 times that of a hydrogen molecule. If the gases are maintained at the same temperature, what is the ratio of the rms speed of an oxygen molecule to that ofa hydrogen molecule?
    • A. 

      1/16

    • B. 

      1/4

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      16

  • 17. 
    Four liters of an ideal gas is heated from 200 K to 400 K in a container with a fixed volume. If the initial pressure was 1 atm, what is the final pressure?
    • A. 

      0.25 atm

    • B. 

      0.5 atm

    • C. 

      2 atm

    • D. 

      4 atm

  • 18. 
    What is the force that binds atoms together?
    • A. 

      Gravitational

    • B. 

      Electric

    • C. 

      Magnetic

    • D. 

      Nuclear

  • 19. 
    What is the force that binds materials together?
    • A. 

      Electric

    • B. 

      Van de Waal

    • C. 

      Strong nuclear

    • D. 

      Gravitational

  • 20. 
    If a block of material has a mass of 8 grams and a volume of 4 cubic centimeters, what is its density?
    • A. 

      0.5 cubic centimeters per gram

    • B. 

      4 grams-cubic centimeters

    • C. 

      12 grams-cubic centimeters

    • D. 

      2 grams per cubic centimeter

  • 21. 
    Which of the following effects is NOT a result of surface tension?
    • A. 

      The pressure increases with the depth in a fluid

    • B. 

      Soap films on wire frames have minimal surface areas

    • C. 

      Liquids floating in the Space Shuttle form into spheres

    • D. 

      A glass can be filled with milk beyond its brim.

  • 22. 
    On a day when the mercury column in a barometer on top of a mountain stands 50 cm tall, how highwould the column in a water barometer be? The density of mercury is 13.6 times that of water.
    • A. 

      3.68 cm

    • B. 

      50 cm

    • C. 

      63.6 cm

    • D. 

      680 cm

  • 23. 
    In which direction in a fluid at rest is the pressure the greatest at a given depth?
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Downward

    • C. 

      Horizontal

    • D. 

      The pressure is the same in all directions

  • 24. 
    Which of the following effects is NOT a result of surface tension?
    • A. 

      A glass can be filled with milk beyond its brim

    • B. 

      Liquids floating in the Space Shuttle form into spheres

    • C. 

      The pressure increase with the depth in a fluid

    • D. 

      Soap films on wire frames have minimal surface areas

  • 25. 
    Two barometers are made with water and oil. The density of oil is 900 kg/m3 and that of water is 1000 kg/m3. If the oil column is 10 m tall, how tall is the water column?
    • A. 

      11.1 m

    • B. 

      10.0 m

    • C. 

      9.0 m

    • D. 

      9.0 m

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