One-mark questions and line matching questions

One-mark questions often ask you to state, predict, or give a simple reason to explain something. You do not have to answer in a full sentence, but it is usually a good idea to do so, in case that helps to give your answer more depth which might help you to score the mark. Make sure that you include key words in your answer, as these are often required by the mark scheme.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

The complete combustion of a hydrocarbon produces carbon dioxide and one other substance. Name this substance. [1 mark]

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Water [1]

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Describe how the viscosity of the alkanes changes as molecular size increases. [1 mark]

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

As molecular size increases, viscosity increases [1]

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What is the name of the alkane with three carbon atoms? [1 mark]

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Propane [1]

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Choose the name of the alkane with the highest boiling point from the list below.

  • Methane
  • Ethane
  • Propane
  • Butane

[1 mark]

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

Butane [1]