Atomic Theory & Periodic Table

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Atomic Structure Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz covers the atomic theory including its history as well as how to use the periodic table to calculate #s of subatomic particles.

  
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  • 1. 
    Protons can be found in at atom's ___________________. 

  • 2. 
    Neutrons can be found in an atom's ____________________. 

  • 3. 
    ____________________ can be found rotating in circular orbits outside an atom's nucleus. 

  • 4. 
    How many electrons can fit in the FIRST electron shell/orbital? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      8


  • 5. 
    How many electrons can fit into any electron shell/orbital EXCEPT the first? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      8


  • 6. 
    Number of protons is always equal to the number of ___________________ in an uncharged atom (check ALL that are true). 
    • A. 

      Atomic number

    • B. 

      Prions

    • C. 

      Neutrons

    • D. 

      Electrons


  • 7. 
    The only subatomic particle that is NOT always equal to at atom's atomic number is ____________________. 

  • 8. 
    It is possible to predict the exact speed and location of an electron. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    _______________________ is the scientist who thought that atoms were "tiny, indestructable spheres" according to our video. 

  • 10. 
    ___________________ is the scientist who came up with the "Plum Pudding Model" to describe atomic structure. 

  • 11. 
    _____________________ is the scientist who first coined the term 'nucleus' after his famous experiment shooting small particles at a sheet of gold foil. 

  • 12. 
    _____________________ is the scientist who originally proposed that electrons move in 'orbits' around the nucleus. 

  • 13. 
    __________________________ is the scientist who has an "Uncertainty Principle" named after him, because he proposed that it is impossible to determine both the exact velocity and location of an electron. 

  • 14. 
    Chlorine's atomic number is 17 and its atomic mass is 35.  It must have ______ protons __________ neutrons and _______ electrons. (list all 3 numbers in a row with 1 space in between each). 

  • 15. 
    Scandium's atomic number is 21 and its atomic mass is 45.  It must have _____ protons, _____ neutrons, and _____ electrons. (list all 3 numbers in a row with 1 space in between each).

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