Chapter 11: Atomic Nature Of Matter

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Nature Of Matter Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    How many different elements are in a water molecule?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are electrically neutral?
    • A. 

      Proton

    • B. 

      Neutron

    • C. 

      Electron

    • D. 

      Ion

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    There are about as many atoms of air in our lungs at any moment as there are breaths of air in the atmosphere of
    • A. 

      A large auditorium.

    • B. 

      A large city.

    • C. 

      The United States.

    • D. 

      The whole world.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Atoms heavier than helium were made by
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis.

    • B. 

      Thermonuclear fusion.

    • C. 

      Radiant energy conversion.

    • D. 

      Radioactivity.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    An atomic mass unit (amu) is 1/12 the mass of
    • A. 

      An electron.

    • B. 

      A proton.

    • C. 

      A hydrogen atom.

    • D. 

      A carbon atom.

    • E. 

      A uranium atom.

  • 6. 
    If we doubled the magnifying power of the most powerful optical microscope in the world, we would
    • A. 

      Be able to see individual atoms.

    • B. 

      Be able to photograph individual atoms, even though we couldn't see them

    • C. 

      Still not be able to see or photograph an atom.

  • 7. 
    Which of these atoms has the most mass?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Lead

    • D. 

      Uranium

    • E. 

      All have the same mass.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A molecule is the smallest particle that exists.

    • B. 

      Chemical elements are made up of about 100 distinct molecules.

    • C. 

      Molecules form atoms that in turn determine chemical properties of a substance.

    • D. 

      Molecules are the smallest subdivision of matter that still retains chemical properties of a substance.

    • E. 

      None of these statements is true.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      An atom is the smallest particle known to exist.

    • B. 

      There are only about 100 different kinds of atoms that combine to form all substances.

    • C. 

      There are thousands of different kinds of atoms that account for a wide variety of substances.

    • D. 

      A large atom can be photographed with the aid of an ordinary microscope.

    • E. 

      None of these statements are true.

  • 10. 
    What makes an element distinct?
    • A. 

      The number of protons

    • B. 

      The number of neutrons

    • C. 

      The number of electrons

    • D. 

      The total mass of all the particles

    • E. 

      None of these