The Electrochemical Series

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10 multiple choice questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The electrochemical series shows equations representing reactions of which type?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Neutralisation

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 2. 
    Which of the following metals is highest in the electrochemical series?
    • A. 

      Tin

    • B. 

      Magnesium

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Zinc

  • 3. 
    If a cell is set up with copper and one other metal, which other metal would allow a flow of electrons AWAY FROM the copper?
    • A. 

      Aluminium

    • B. 

      Nickel

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Copper

  • 4. 
    In a cell, what type of charged particle flows in the wires?
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Ions

    • D. 

      Electrons

  • 5. 
    In a half cell involving copper and nickel, which of the following chemicals could be used as an electrolyte for the copper electrode?
    • A. 

      Nickel sulphate solution

    • B. 

      Zinc nitrate solution

    • C. 

      Copper chloride solution

    • D. 

      Nickel chloride solution

  • 6. 
    Which of the following describes an oxidation reaction?
    • A. 

      Nickel atoms turning into nickel ions

    • B. 

      Chloride ions turning into chlorine molecules

    • C. 

      Hydrogen ions turning into hydrogen molecules

    • D. 

      Magnesium atoms losing electrons

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the flow of electrons in the above circuit?
    • A. 

      From lead to zinc through the wires

    • B. 

      From lead to zinc through the salt bridge

    • C. 

      From zinc to lead through the salt bridge

    • D. 

      From zinc to lead through the wires

  • 8. 
    Which of the following chemicals could NOT be used as an electrolyte in a cell?
    • A. 

      Ammonium chloride

    • B. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • C. 

      Sodium nitrate

    • D. 

      Copper(II) chloride

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements describe a redox reaction?
    • A. 

      Copper metal being added to zinc chloride solution

    • B. 

      Magnesium being added to dilute nitric acid

    • C. 

      Potassium iodide solution being added to lead(II) iodide solution

    • D. 

      Sulphuric acid reacting with calcium carbonate

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Effervesence

    • C. 

      The colour of the solution will fade and a brown solid will form

    • D. 

      The colour of the solution will become more intense and a silver solid will form