UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Ordinary Level
MARK SCHEME for the October/November 2007 question paper
Paper 4 (Alternative to Practical), maximum raw mark 60
This mark scheme is published as an aid to teachers and candidates, to indicate the requirements of
the examination. It shows the basis on which Examiners were instructed to award marks. It does not
indicate the details of the discussions that took place at an Examiners’ meeting before marking began.
All Examiners are instructed that alternative correct answers and unexpected approaches in
candidates’ scripts must be given marks that fairly reflect the relevant knowledge and skills
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CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the October/November 2007 question papers for most IGCSE,
GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses and some Ordinary Level
GCE O LEVEL – October/November 2007
© UCLES 2007
(a) B (1),
(b) pipette (1)
(a) hydrocarbon oil or long chain ( > C6) or named hydrocarbon (1)
+ porcelain etc (1) or ethanol (1) + aluminium oxide (1).
(b) ethene is insoluble in water (1).
(c) to prevent the water sucking back into the tube(1).
(d) aqueous bromine or bromine water (1)
is decolourised by ethene (1).
(a) chromatography (1)
(b) B – finish line of the solvent or water (1)
(c) ink contains a number of dyes, substances or compounds (1)
which is separated into its components or produces dots or lines (1)
(d) X – M, N, and P; Y – L and P (1) (both correct)
(e) (i) Rf value = distances travelled by substance / solvent (1)
(ii) P: 2.5/5.5 = 0.45 (1)