Chapter 4 Carbon

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Carbon Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which type of molecule is most abundant in a typical cell? 
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Lipid

    • D. 

      Carbohydrate

    • E. 

      Hydrocarbon

  • 2. 
    Which property of a carbon atom gives it compatability with a greater number of different elements than any other type of atom? 
    • A. 

      Carbon has 6 to 8 neutrons

    • B. 

      Carbon has 4 valence electrons

    • C. 

      Carbon forms ionic bonds

    • D. 

      Only A and C are correct

    • E. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 3. 
    Which of the following contains N in addition to C, O and H? 
    • A. 

      An alcohol such as ethanol

    • B. 

      A monosaccharide such as starch

    • C. 

      A steroid such as testosterone

    • D. 

      An amino acid such as glycine

    • E. 

      A hydrocarbon such as benzene

  • 4. 
    Which is the best description of a carbonyl group? 
    • A. 

      C and H atom

    • B. 

      An O double bonded to a C and a hydroxyl group

    • C. 

      N and a H bonded to a C atom

    • D. 

      S and a H bonded a a C atom

    • E. 

      C atom joined to an O atom by a double bond

  • 5. 
    Which type of bond does C have a tendency to form?
    • A. 

      Ionic

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Covalent

    • D. 

      Only A and B

    • E. 

      A, B and C are correct

  • 6. 
     The C present in all organic molecules
    • A. 

      Is incorporated into organic molecules by plants

    • B. 

      Is processed into sugars through photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Is derived from carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      None of A,B or C

    • E. 

      A, B and C are correct

  • 7. 
    Why are hydrocarbons not soluble in water? 
    • A. 

      They are hydrophilic

    • B. 

      The C-H bond in nonpolar

    • C. 

      The C-H bond is attracted to water

    • D. 

      They are large molecules

    • E. 

      They are lighter than water

  • 8. 
     Look back at your powerpoint.  Glucose and Fructose are
    • A. 

      Geometric isotopes

    • B. 

      Enantiomers

    • C. 

      Geometric isomers

    • D. 

      Structural isomers

    • E. 

      Nonisotopic isomers

  • 9. 
     Enantiomers are molecules that
    • A. 

      Have identical 3D shapes

    • B. 

      Are mirror images of each other

    • C. 

      Lack an asymmetric carbon

    • D. 

      Differ in the location of their double bonds

    • E. 

      Differ in their electrical charge

  • 10. 
    Hydrocarbons 
    • A. 

      Are polar

    • B. 

      Are held together by ionic bonds

    • C. 

      Contain N

    • D. 

      Contain only H and C atoms

    • E. 

      Are held together by H bonds