IGCSE Physics Paper-2: Specimen Questions with Answers 1 - 6 of 20

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Question 1

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Define the boiling point of the liquid:

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The boiling point of the liquid is the temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the pressure of the atmosphere on the liquid.

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A heating curve of a substance is shown below.

A Heating Curve of a Substance

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Which points shows the melting point of the substance?

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B and C. Because melting point is the temperature at which a given substance melts, hence in given a heating curve of substance, at points B and C, the substance starts melt and becoming in liquid form.

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Which points shows the boiling points of the substance?

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D and E. The definition of the boiling point is given as, the temperature at which a liquid boils and turns to vapor. At point D and E substance converts from liquid to gas.

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Figure shows a vertical wire through a horizontal piece of card. There is a current upside the wire.

A Current Carrying Wire Passing through a Card

Figure which is shown below shows the wire and card, viewed from above

Upper View of Card from Which Current Carrying Wire Pass

The large circle is one of the magnetic field lines caused by the current. On above figure,

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Show the direction of the magnetic field

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The Direction of a Magnetic Field Line

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Carefully draw two more magnetic field lines.

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Direction of Two Magnetic Field Lines

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Define half – life of radioactive substance and give appropriate formula for half – life time.

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Half – life of radioactive substance is defined as, “The time required for amount of radioactive substance to fall to half of its initial value.”

The exponential decay can be described by following equation,

Where, N = Quantity of the radioactive substance still remaining after a time t

Initial quantities of the radioactive substance

Radioactive decay constant

Now, for half life time,

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