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Class 10 FRANK Solutions Chemistry Chapter 11 - F - Carboxylic Acid

What are the uses of acetic acid? How to write the equation for the preparation of ethyne from calcium carbide? Get the answers in our Frank Solutions for ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Chapter F – Carboxylic Acid. Also, learn to draw the structural formula of a compound with two carbons as per the given case. Use our textbook solutions to practise MCQs, fill in the blanks and other types of questions.

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 290

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(i) Vinegar is a solution of about 4 to 6 per cent acetic acid in water.

(ii) The general formula for alkene and alkyne are CnH2n and CnH2n-2,respectively.

(iii) The catalyst used for hydrogen of vegetable oil is nickel.

(iv) For artificial ripening of fruits, ethylene is used.

(v) Bayer's reagent is alkaline KMnO4.

(vi) Esterification is the reaction between carboxylic acid and alcohol in the presence of conc. H2SO4.

(vii) Denatured alcohol is a mixture of ethyl alcohol and methanol.

(viii) For test of unsaturation, bromine water is used.

(ix) In the laboratory, ethyne is prepared by the reaction of water and calcium carbide.

(x) Two isomers of the compound having molecular formula C3H6O are propanal and propanol.

Solution 13

(i) Isomers

(ii) Urea

(iii) NaOH + CaO

(iv) Ethane

(v) Butane

(vi) Carbon tetrachloride

(vii) Ethylene glycol

(viii) Dehydrating agent

Carboxylic acid Exercise 291

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 292

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 293

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 294

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 295

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 296

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Solution 2010-1

(i) (c) Ethyne 

(ii) (a) Methanol 

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Solution 2010-3

(i) H2C=CH2

(ii) Addition reaction

(iii) Bromine solution gets decolourised.

(iv) Ethanol

(v) By heating it (ethanol) with concentrated sulphuric acid at 170oC.

Solution 2011-1

(i) Carbon can form a large number of compounds because of tetravalency and catenation.

(ii) In insufficient supply of air, methane burns to produce carbon monoxide which is a toxic gas. 

Solution 2011-2

(i) (b) Six

(ii) (d) Carboxyl (-COOH)

(iii) (c) An addition reaction 

Solution 2011-3

(i) Nickel

(ii) Acetic acid

(iii) Esterification 


(v) Ethanol

Carboxylic acid Exercise 297

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Solution 2013-1

(i) An isomer of n-butane



(ii) 2-propanol


(iii)Diethyl ether


Solution 2013-2


(i) Alkanes are saturated, i.e. they do not have a carbon-to-carbon double bond, and so do not undergo an addition reaction. Alkenes are said to be unsaturated because of the carbon-to-carbon double bond in their structure, and the double bond in alkenes makes them more reactive than alkanes.

(ii) Ethyne is a highly reactive compound due to the presence of a triple bond between its two carbon atoms.

(iii) Hydrocarbons are used as fuels because they burn in air producing a lot of heat energy. 

Solution 2013-3


(i) CH3I + 2[H] CH4 + HI

 Iodo Methane

(ii) CH3CH2OH + H2SO4 CH3CH2HSO4 + H2O


(iii)CaC2 + 2H2O Ca(OH)2 + C2H2 

(iv) C2H5Br + NaOH C2H5OH + NaBr 

Solution 2013-4

(c) They can undergo both substitution as well as addition reactions.

Solution 2013-5

(a) Ethane

(b) Substitution

Solution 2013-6

Ethene gas decolourises the purple colour of KMnO4, whereas ethane does not decolourise KMnO4 solution.

Solution 2013-7


(i) CH3I + 2[H] CH4 + HI 

(ii) CH3CH2OH + H2SO4 CH3CH2HSO4 + H2O

  CH3CH2HSO4 CH2=CH2 + H2SO4

(iii) CaC2 + 2H2O Ca(OH)2 + C2H2 

(iv) C2H5Br + NaOH C2H5OH + NaBr 

Carboxylic acid Exercise 298

Solution 2014-1

(i) Ethanol: CH3-CH2-OH

(ii) 1-propanal


(iii) Ethanoic acid


(iv) 1,2, dichloromethene


Solution 2014-2

(d) ethyne

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(a) Propene 

(b) But-1-yne 

(c) Ethane 

Solution 2015-2

(i) Dimethyl ether



(ii) Propanone 


Solution 2015-3

(c) They can undergo addition as well as substitution reactions.

Solution 2015-4

The reddish brown colour of bromine solution gets decolourised.

Solution 2015-5

(i) Hydrogenation

(ii) Methane

(iii) Esterification 

(iv) Catenation

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Carboxylic acid Exercise 299

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(ii) When bromine dissolved in CCl4 is added to ethene, the orange colour of bromine disappears because of the formation of colourless ethylene bromide. 

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Solution 2017-1

(3) alkyne

Alkyne has the general molecular formula CnH2n-2.

Solution 2017-2

The compound formed when ethane reacts with hydrogen is C2H6. 

Solution 2017-3

An organic compound containing -COOH functional group: carboxylic acid

Solution 2017-4

On addition of ethyl alcohol to acetic acid in the presence of conc. H2SO4 at high temperature, sweet smelling ethyl acetate ester is produced, and the process is known as esterification.


Solution 2017-5

(i) 2, 3-dimethyl butane




(ii) diethyl ether




(iii)propanoic acid



Solution 2017-6

(i) Glacial acetic acid

(ii) Acetylene

(iii) Isomerism

(iv) Ketones 

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