Formula Of Ionic Compounds Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the formula for table salt?
    • A. 

      Na1Cl1

    • B. 

      Na2Cl2

    • C. 

      Na2Cl1

    • D. 

      Na1Cl2

  • 2. 
    What is the formula for Aluminum oxide?
    • A. 

      AlO

    • B. 

      Al2O3

    • C. 

      Al3O2

    • D. 

      Al2O2

  • 3. 
    What is the oxidation number on the phosphorus atom 'P' in chromium (III) phosphate, Cr(PO4)
    • A. 

      -2

    • B. 

      +3

    • C. 

      +4

    • D. 

      +5

  • 4. 
    The cation is always written first in an ionic compound.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ammonium nitrate is used as a fertilizer, to make cold packs, and as an explosive. What is the formula of ammonium nitrate?
    • A. 

      (NH)(NO)

    • B. 

      (NH3)(NO3)

    • C. 

      (NH4)(NO3)

    • D. 

      (NH4)(NO2)

  • 6. 
    Cations are atoms that have _____________ electrons.
  • 7. 
    What is the charge on any ion of an alkali metal?
    • A. 

      +1

    • B. 

      +2

    • C. 

      -1

    • D. 

      -2

  • 8. 
    What is the charge on the ion of any halogen?
    • A. 

      +1

    • B. 

      +2

    • C. 

      -1

    • D. 

      -2

  • 9. 
    What is the traditional name for the following ionic compound...  FeO?
    • A. 

      Ferrous oxide

    • B. 

      Ferric oxide

    • C. 

      Ferrum oxide

    • D. 

      Ferrylicious oxidocious

  • 10. 
    What is the stock name given to the following ionic compound...  CuCl2?
    • A. 

      Copper (I) chloride

    • B. 

      Copper (II) chloride

    • C. 

      Copper (III) chloride

    • D. 

      Cupric chloride

  • 11. 
    The number (+2) when written in a formula of an ion would be written as a subscript.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What is the charge on the lead ion (Pb) in the following formula...  PbO?
    • A. 

      +1

    • B. 

      +2

    • C. 

      +3

    • D. 

      +4

  • 13. 
    What is the stock name for the ionic compound with the formula of...  Cu(NO3)
    • A. 

      Copper (II) nitrate

    • B. 

      Copper (II) nitrite

    • C. 

      Copper (I) nitrate

    • D. 

      Copper nitride

  • 14. 
    What is the correct formula for the ionic compound made from the following ions...  Ba+2 and (HClO)-1
    • A. 

      Ba2(HClO)

    • B. 

      Ba2(HClO)3

    • C. 

      Ba(HClO)

    • D. 

      Ba(HClO)2

  • 15. 
    An ion that is made up of morr that one atom is called a ____________ ion.
  • 16. 
    What would be the correct 'acid name' for the following binary acid;  HBr, chemical name of hydrogen bromide
    • A. 

      Hydrogen bronide

    • B. 

      Hydrobromic acid

    • C. 

      Hydrogen bromic acid

    • D. 

      Bromic acid

  • 17. 
    What is the 'acid' name of the following ternary acid;  HClO, chemical name hydrogen hypochlorite
    • A. 

      Hypochlorous acid

    • B. 

      Hydrochlorous acid

    • C. 

      Hydrogen chlorous acid

    • D. 

      Hypochloric acid

  • 18. 
    A compound formed between ions that have gained and lost electrons is called a(n) ___________ compound.
  • 19. 
    How many total ions are in the following ionic compound formula...  Na2(SO4)1
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      7

  • 20. 
    The formula for ionic compounds must be written using the lowest whole number ratio betwen ions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False