Chemical Interactions - Chapter 1

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Chemical Interactions - Chapter 1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The most common element in the universe (not just on Earth) is
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Silicon

  • 2. 
    Atoms of an element always have a certain number of
    • A. 

      Nuetrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Ions

  • 3. 
    Isotopes of an element differ in
    • A. 

      Atomic number

    • B. 

      Number of electrons

    • C. 

      Ions the atom will form

    • D. 

      Number of nuetrons

  • 4. 
    When a calcium atom loses two electrons, it becomes
    • A. 

      A positive ion

    • B. 

      A different element

    • C. 

      Radioactive

    • D. 

      A negative ion

  • 5. 
    The total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus determines the atom's
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Atomic number

    • C. 

      Atomic mass number

    • D. 

      Size

  • 6. 
    A chemist tests an element and finds that it does not react with any other element.  What type of element is it most likely to be?
    • A. 

      Noble gas

    • B. 

      Halogen

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Alkali metal

  • 7. 
    An element that has some properties of both metals and nonmetals is referred to as a
    • A. 

      Metal

    • B. 

      Halogen

    • C. 

      Metalloid

    • D. 

      Transition metal

  • 8. 
    A substance has a shiny surface.  It is easy to shape by drawing it into a long thin wire.  What is it?
    • A. 

      Metalloid

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Alkali metal

    • D. 

      Halogen

  • 9. 
    These elements are often used to kill bacteria.  They get their name from the Greek words for "salt formers"
    • A. 

      Alkali metal

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Noble gas

    • D. 

      Halogen

  • 10. 
    Gold is in the middle of the periodic table.  What is it?
    • A. 

      Transition metal

    • B. 

      Alkali metal

    • C. 

      Metalloid

    • D. 

      Nonmetal

  • 11. 
    An element has a dull surface.  It does not conduct electricity well.  What is it?
    • A. 

      Metal

    • B. 

      Nonmetal

    • C. 

      Transition metal

    • D. 

      Alkali metal

  • 12. 
    This group is at the far left of the periodic table
    • A. 

      Alkali metal

    • B. 

      Noble gas

    • C. 

      Halogen

    • D. 

      Nonmetal

  • 13. 
    What is one row of the periodic table called?
    • A. 

      A band

    • B. 

      A family

    • C. 

      A period

    • D. 

      A row

  • 14. 
    What is one column of this diagram called?
    • A. 

      A family

    • B. 

      A group

    • C. 

      A team

    • D. 

      A school

  • 15. 
    Which answer best describes the parts of an atom
    • A. 

      The protons and neutrons are in the nucleus which is surrounded by a cloud of ions

    • B. 

      The protons and electrons are in the nucleus which is surrounded by a cloud of ions

    • C. 

      The protons and neutrons are in the nucleus which is surrounded by a cloud of electrons

    • D. 

      The neutrons and isotopes are in the nucleus which is surrounded by a cloud of isotopes

  • 16. 
    What happened to change a neutral magnesium atom into a magnesium ion with a 2+ charge?
    • A. 

      The magnesium ion gained 2 protons and 1 neutron

    • B. 

      The magnesium ion gained 2 electrons

    • C. 

      The magnesium ion is radioactive and unstable

    • D. 

      The magnesium ion lost two electrons

  • 17. 
    If scientists discover a new element, where do you think it will fit on the periodic table?
    • A. 

      At the end of the periodic table after element 118

    • B. 

      At the beginning of the periodic table before number 1

    • C. 

      In the beginning of the periodic table

    • D. 

      We know all of the elements so no one will ever discover any more