Ionic Substances And Naming

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Ionic Bond Quizzes & Trivia

What is an ionic substance? How is it named?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of atoms (or ions) will form an ionic substance?
    • A. 

      Two non-metals

    • B. 

      Two metals

    • C. 

      A metal ion and a non-metal ion

  • 2. 
    What do the subscripts mean in a chemical formula? Example H2O
    • A. 

      The subscript indicates the charge of the substance

    • B. 

      The subscript indicates the number of atoms of each type that form the substance

    • C. 

      The subscript indicates the location on the periodic table

  • 3. 
    What type of ion do metals form?
    • A. 

      Metals form positive cations. Example Na 1+

    • B. 

      Metals form postiive anions. Example: Na 1+

    • C. 

      Metals form negative anions. Example: Na1-

  • 4. 
    Why are there 2 hydrogen and only 1 oxygen in water (H2O)?
    • A. 

      Each hydrogen ion has a charge of 1+. This will balance the charge of 2- from the one oxygen ion

    • B. 

      Each hydrogen has a charge of 2+ and the oxygen has a charge of 1-

    • C. 

      The two hydrogen molecules have a combined charge of 2+ and the oxygen has a charge of 1-

  • 5. 
    What type of bonds do salts form?
    • A. 

      Salts are made up of two non-metals and form a covalent bond.

    • B. 

      Salts are made up of a metal and non-metal and form an ionic bond.

  • 6. 
    Compare the strength of an ionic bond to that of a covalent bond.
    • A. 

      An ionic bond is very strong and therefore the substance will have a high melting and boiling point.

    • B. 

      An ionic bond is weak and will have a low melting and boiling point

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the correct name for MgCl2?
    • A. 

      Magnesium chloride

    • B. 

      Magnesium (I) chloride

    • C. 

      Magnesium (II) chloride

  • 8. 
    What is the correct name for FeBr3?
    • A. 

      Iron (I) bromide

    • B. 

      Iron (III) bromide

    • C. 

      Iron Bromide (III)

    • D. 

      Iron Bromide

  • 9. 
    What is correct formula for Calcium ion combined with a phosphate ion?
    • A. 

      Ca3(PO4)2

    • B. 

      CaPO4

    • C. 

      CaP

    • D. 

      Ca2(PO4)3

  • 10. 
    What is the chemical formula for Potassium sulfate?
    • A. 

      K(SO4)2

    • B. 

      KSO4

    • C. 

      K2SO4