Polyatomic Ions

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This quiz is about the memorization of certain polyatomic ions and there chemical makeup. I made this as a study guide for my actual chemistry test.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of this chemical NH4+?
    • A. 

      Ammonium

    • B. 

      Nitrite

    • C. 

      Nitrate

    • D. 

      Hydroxide

    • E. 

      Acetate

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Phosphate

    • B. 

      Carbonate

    • C. 

      Chromate

    • D. 

      Sulfite

    • E. 

      Sulfate

  • 3. 
    What is NO2-
  • 4. 
    Acetate can be shown as C2H3O2- or CH3COO-.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is CO32- called?
    • A. 

      Chromate

    • B. 

      Phosphate

    • C. 

      Nitrite

    • D. 

      Carbonate

    • E. 

      Sulfate

  • 6. 
    OH- can be described as which polyatomic ion?
    • A. 

      Hydroxite

    • B. 

      Phosphate

    • C. 

      Hydroxide

    • D. 

      Helium

    • E. 

      Deoxyribose

  • 7. 
    Is NO3- nitrite or nitrate?
  • 8. 
    What does the ion phosphate contain?
    • A. 

      1 phosphorus, 4 oxygen, to the third power negative

    • B. 

      1 phosphorus, 4 oxygen, to the second power negative

    • C. 

      2 phosphorus, 4 oxygen, to the third power negative

    • D. 

      1 phosphorus, 5 oxygen, to the second power negative

    • E. 

      2 phosphorus, 4 oxygen, to the third power negative

  • 9. 
    Does SO32- represent sulfate or sulfite?
    • A. 

      Sulfite

    • B. 

      Sulfate

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 10. 
    What is the difference between sulfate and sulfite?
    • A. 

      There is no difference, they are the same thing.

    • B. 

      Sulfate has one more oxygen than sulfite.

    • C. 

      Sulfate has a positive charge while sulfite has a negative charge.

    • D. 

      Sulfite has one less sulfur than sulfate.

    • E. 

      Sulfate goes to the third power, while sulfite goes to the second.

  • 11. 
    Which ion stated in this quiz, is the only ion with a positive charge?