Carbon Chemistry Trivia Questions

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Carbon Chemistry Trivia Questions

The properties of carbon make it the backbone of the organic molecules, which form living matter. Carbon is a versatile element because it can form four covalent bonds. The Carbon chemistry trivia quiz below is designed to test out what you know about this element and compounds it forms. All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What element is represented by the letter C? 
    • A. 

      Carbonite

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Carbon

    • D. 

      Carcinogen

  • 2. 
    An example of a hydrocarbon with a double bond is...
    • A. 

      Ethane

    • B. 

      Ethene

    • C. 

      Ethanol

    • D. 

      Octane

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of pure carbon? 
    • A. 

      Graphite

    • B. 

      Diamond

    • C. 

      Carbon nanotubes

    • D. 

      Ethyl alcohol

  • 4. 
    When all the bonds in a hydrocarbon atom contain single bonds, the hydrocarbon chain is a 
    • A. 

      Saturated hydrocarbon

    • B. 

      Unsaturated hydrocarbon

  • 5. 
    Compounds contining carbon are called _____ compounds. 
    • A. 

      Organic

    • B. 

      Inorganic

    • C. 

      Hydrocarbonic

    • D. 

      Amino

  • 6. 
    A polymer is made from....
    • A. 

      Long chains of hydrocarbons

    • B. 

      Carbon arranged in a ring

    • C. 

      Pure carbon atoms

  • 7. 
    The difference between ethane, methane, and octane is...
    • A. 

      The number of carbon atoms in the chain

    • B. 

      The types of atoms used to make them

    • C. 

      The types of bonds formed

  • 8. 
    Benzene is an aromatic compound found in what shape
    • A. 

      A double helix

    • B. 

      A straight chain

    • C. 

      A bar

    • D. 

      A ring

  • 9. 
    Two chemical compounds that have the same chemical formula but a different shape or arrangement of atoms are known as
    • A. 

      Inorganic compounds

    • B. 

      Unsaturated hydrocarbons

    • C. 

      Isomers

    • D. 

      Isopropyls

  • 10. 
    Compounds that contain only single bonds end with what suffix? 
    • A. 

      -ene

    • B. 

      -yne

    • C. 

      -ane

    • D. 

      -one

  • 11. 
    Which of the following gases plays a large role in the greenhouse effect, contributes to pollution, and has been linked to global warming? 
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Pure carbon

  • 12. 
    Which of the following does not involve the exchange of carbon? 
    • A. 

      Plant photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Animal respiration

    • C. 

      Organic decay

    • D. 

      Rust

  • 13. 
    This type of energy source comes from dead plants and animals buried over millions of years. 
    • A. 

      Solar energy

    • B. 

      Geothermal energy

    • C. 

      Fossil fuel energy

    • D. 

      Hydroelectric energy

  • 14. 
    Carbon is found in 
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Human beings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which letter represents releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by a process that does not involve fossil fuels?  
    • A. 

      A (plant respiration)

    • B. 

      B (burning tree)

    • C. 

      C (smoke from factory)

    • D. 

      D (underground)

  • 16. 
    What is the name of this hydrocarbon?
    • A. 

      Benzene

    • B. 

      Octane

    • C. 

      Isopropyl

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 17. 
    What is the name of this hydrocarbon?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Ethane

    • C. 

      Benzene

    • D. 

      Octane

  • 18. 
    What is the name of this hydrocarbon? 
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Ethyne

    • C. 

      Pentane

    • D. 

      Octane

  • 19. 
    Which of the above diagrams is an alcohol? 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 20. 
    Which letter represents a carbon "sink"?  
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 21. 
    A hydrocarbon contains what two elements
    • A. 

      Hydrogen and oxygen

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and carbon

    • C. 

      Carbon and nitrogen

    • D. 

      It only contains carbon

  • 22. 
    What type of a compund is this? 
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Straight chain hydrocarbon

    • C. 

      Carboxylic acid (organic acid)

    • D. 

      Benzene ring

  • 23. 
    What is the official name of this compound? 
    • A. 

      4-methyl-octane

    • B. 

      2-ethyl-propane

    • C. 

      4,2-diethyl-gogane

    • D. 

      Benzene

  • 24. 
    What is distillation? 
    • A. 

      Making plastic

    • B. 

      Separating two substances through boiling

    • C. 

      Burning carbon

  • 25. 
    What substance is this? 
    • A. 

      Octane

    • B. 

      Benzene

    • C. 

      An alcohol

    • D. 

      Pizza