1.2 Matter And The Branches Of Chemistry

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  • 1. 

    What is matter?

    • A.

      Anything that has mass

    • B.

      Anything that has mass or takes up space

    • C.

      Anything that has mass and volume

    • D.

      As the word implies, matter is anything that is important

    Correct Answer
    C. Anything that has mass and volume
    Explanation
    matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space. Note the only reason to include the volume (taking up space) requirement is for oddball situations that may be hypothetical only such as a black hole (all mass and no volume) or a perfect vacuume (volume but no mass). Most chemists might think that all matter is important but that's just an opinion.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the folowing is not an example of matter?

    • A.

      A grain of sand

    • B.

      Air

    • C.

      Christianity

    • D.

      A very small rock

    Correct Answer
    C. Christianity
    Explanation
    Christianity is aconcept and as such it has no mass nor does it have volume. The other three have both.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is an example of matter?

    • A.

      Happiness

    • B.

      Energy

    • C.

      A proton

    • D.

      Velocity

    Correct Answer
    C. A proton
    Explanation
    A proton has mass and takes up space so it is an example of matter; albeit a small amount. The others are not matter-based and therefore are not examples of matter

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  • 4. 

    What do all chemists do?

    • A.

      They all smoke cigarettes

    • B.

      They study the elements of life

    • C.

      They mix chemicals

    • D.

      They study matter

    Correct Answer
    D. They study matter
    Explanation
    Since chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes, all chemists study matter. They may only study gold for example, which is not an element of life. They may be physical chemists, meaning they have no need to mix chemicals. Hopefully very few of them smoke cigarettes

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  • 5. 

    A chemist walks into his laboratory, and mixes some chemicals, then using a device known as a NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectrometer determines the structure of his new substance, which he finds is a useful medicine. In chronological order, what three types of chemist has he behaved as?

    • A.

      Organic, analytical, medicinal

    • B.

      Synthetic, polymer medicinal

    • C.

      Combinatorial, analytical, synthetic

    • D.

      Synthetic analytical, medicinal

    Correct Answer
    D. Synthetic analytical, medicinal
    Explanation
    He is a synthetic chemist while mixing chemicals, analytical while analyzing them by NMR and medicinal while determining that he has made a useful drug

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