Chapter 2: Second Half : Matter, Matter And Energy, Properties Of Matter

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are examples of matter?
    • A. 

      A beach towel

    • B. 

      Sunglasses

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      An inflated beach ball

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    If you wanted to determine the mass and volume of the fluid in a glass, which of the followign sets of devices would you need?
    • A. 

      Graduated cylinder and balance

    • B. 

      Meterstick and thermometer

    • C. 

      Stopwatch and meterstick

    • D. 

      Speedometer and tape measure

  • 3. 
    Which of the following describes the measurement of how much air is moved through an air-conditioning unit?
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Length

    • D. 

      Temperature

  • 4. 
    Which of the following units could be used to measure the length of a mineral sample?
    • A. 

      Degrees Celsius

    • B. 

      Milliliters

    • C. 

      Kilograms

    • D. 

      Centimeters

  • 5. 
    The study of matter and its changes is ______________.
  • 6. 
    A bowl of water is set beside a sunny window. After a few hours, the bowl is empty. Which of the following is not a testable hypothesis that could explain what happened?
    • A. 

      The water is now spread out in the air

    • B. 

      The bowl has a leak

    • C. 

      The water magically disappeared into another dimension

    • D. 

      The water soaked into the bowl

  • 7. 
    Convert each of the following measurements to scientic notation.a) .005 gb) 670 Lc) 23 400 sd) .000 89 me) 320 degrees C
  • 8. 
    Classify the following as a homogeneous, O, or a heterogeneous e, mixture.a. airb. a pail of sand and waterc. human bloodd. chocolate syrupe. sea waterf. a banana split
  • 9. 
    Compare and contrast "atoms" and "molecule."
  • 10. 
    Explain the difference between  a homogeneous mixture and a pure substance.
  • 11. 
    Classify each of the following as an element or a compound.a) benzene, C6H6b) titanium, Tic) zinc, Znd) aspirin, C9H8O4e) aluminum, ALf) acetylene, C2H2
  • 12. 
    Explain why elements and compounds are pure substances
  • 13. 
    Determine which of the following are pure substances and which are mixtures.a) isopropyl alcohol, C3H8Ob) an egg yolkc) honeyd) salt watere) mercury, Hgf) ammonia, NH3
  • 14. 
    Identify each of the following as a gas, liquid or solida. The particles are in a constant state of motion and rarely stick together.b. the particles are locked in fixed positions.c. the particles are closely packed together, but they can still slide pst each other
  • 15. 
    Select the best answere that completes each sentence- describing the energy transfers taking place as water changes state from solid to liquid, from liquid to gas, and from gas back to liquid.a. Energy must be _________ to separate the water molecules as ice melts. 
    • A. 

      Added

    • B. 

      Released

  • 16. 
    Select the best answere that completes each sentence- describing the energy transfers taking place as water changes state from solid to liquid, from liquid to gas, and from gas back to liquid.The ___________moving molecules break away from the surface of liquid water to form water vapor.
    • A. 

      Slowest

    • B. 

      Fastest

  • 17. 
    Select the best answere that completes each sentence- describing the energy transfers taking place as water changes state from solid to liquid, from liquid to gas, and from gas back to liquid.The process described in the "previous" question is called ______________.
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Vaporization/evaporation

  • 18. 
    During the proces of vaporization/evaporation, energy is ______________
    • A. 

      Released

    • B. 

      Absorbed

  • 19. 
    Water molecules speed up ________________as water vapor returns to the liquid water state.
    • A. 

      Slow down

    • B. 

      Speed up

  • 20. 
    The process described in the "previous question" is called _______________.
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

  • 21. 
    Energy is ___________________during the process of condensation.
    • A. 

      Absorbed

    • B. 

      Released

  • 22. 
    Apply the kinetic theory to describe the motion of particles in a homogeneous mixture of sugar and water as it is boiled.
  • 23. 
    Identify the substance with the greatest viscosity (the resistance of a fluid to flow).
    • A. 

      Vinegar

    • B. 

      Molasses

    • C. 

      Cooking oil

    • D. 

      Water

  • 24. 
    Explain how mass and energy are conserved when water evaporates.
  • 25. 
    Classify each of the following as a physical or chemical property of sulfur.a. It reacts with hydrogen to form a gasb. Its density is 2.97 g/cm3c. Its melting point is 112 degrees Cd. It combines with oxygene. It is a yellow solid
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