Past exam questions


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Revision test (Energy) Electrolysis, galvanic cells, calorimetry, thermochemical equations
Solutions

Practice exam for VCE unit 2 2012
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Practice exam for VCE unit 3 2011
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Practice exam for VCE units 3 and 4 2014
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VCE unit 4
Bio-macro molecules (see also Organic below)

2020 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2008 VCE

Chromatography

2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE

General questions (mole, empirical formulae, pH, stoichiometry, significant figures,atom economy and redox)

2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE

Gravimetric analysis
(is no longer part of Unit 3 and 4 2017-2021).

2016 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2007 NSW 2006 VCE 2005 VCE

Calorimetry (see also thermochemistry in Unit 3) 2018 NHT
Organic (reaction pathways, food, nomenclature, bio-fuels)

2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE

Fuels (renewable, diesels, bio-fuels) 2021 VCE 2020 VCE 2019 NHT 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE
Spectroscopy (NMR,AAS,IR,UV-visible, mass-spectrometry)
*Note AAS is no longer a part of Unit 3-4 for 2017-2021

2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE

Volumetric analysis

2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE

Application of chemical knowledge 2018 VCE 2017 VCE
VCE unit 3  
Acid-base equilibria ((is no longer part of Unit 3 and 4 2017-2021).

2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE

Chemical equilibrium

2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE
2005
VCE

Electro chemistry Electrolysis 2021 VCE 2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE
Fuel cells 2021 VCE 2020 VCE 2019 VCE2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE
Galvanic cells 2021 VCE 2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE
Redox reactions More redox questions after 2010 can be found in General questions above. 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE
Energy sources (See also Bio Fuels in Unit 4)

2019 VCE 2018 NHT 2016 VCE 2014 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2006 VCE

Rate of reaction 2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2016 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2007 VCE
Thermochemistry 2021 VCE 2020 VCE 2019 VCE 2019 NHT 2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE 2013 VCE 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 HSC 2009 VCE 2009 HSC 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE
Industrial chemistry (is no longer part of Unit 3 and 4 2016-2021). Sulfuric acid

2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE 2007 VCE 2006 VCE 2005 VCE

Nitric acid 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE
Ethene 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE
Ammonia 2012 VCE 2011 VCE 2010 VCE 2010 VCE 2009 VCE 2008 VCE
Investigation (scientific method)   2018 VCE 2018 NHT 2017 VCE 2016 VCE 2015 VCE 2014 VCE
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