Section Test 21.1 & 21.2 Hydrocarbons And Alkanes

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 188

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Hydrocarbon Quizzes & Trivia

A hydrocarbon in organic chemistry is an organic compound that has mostly hydrogen and carbon. This quiz will help you find out how much you know about different types of hydrocarbons and alkanes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a hydrocarbon?
    • A. 

      An atom

    • B. 

      A molecule

    • C. 

      An alkane

    • D. 

      An organic compound

  • 2. 
    What two common elements make up a hydrocarbon?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen & chlorine

    • B. 

      Carbon & calcium

    • C. 

      Hydrogen & calcium

    • D. 

      Carbon & hydrogen

  • 3. 
    Name Three types of Hydrocarbons and explain what each of them are.
  • 4. 
    What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated carbon compounds?
  • 5. 
    Draw the structural and chemical formulas for these three hydrocarbons:Methane: Butane: Octane  
  • 6. 
    Where are most liquid hydrocarbons obtained from?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Walmart

    • D. 

      Pertoleum

  • 7. 
    What does fractional distillation do to raw petroleum?
    • A. 

      Makes it more abundant

    • B. 

      Creates gasoline

    • C. 

      Separates it into kerosene and diesel

    • D. 

      Separates it into simpler compounds

  • 8. 
    What kind of bonds do saturated hydrocarbons have?
    • A. 

      Double bonds

    • B. 

      Single & double bonds

    • C. 

      No bonds

    • D. 

      Single bonds

  • 9. 
    Which hydrocarbon is a alkane?
    • A. 

      Cyclobutane

    • B. 

      Benzene

    • C. 

      Toluene

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 10. 
    Explain what a hydrocarbon is and show an example of one.
  • 11. 
    Bonus question: +.5Name three alkanes and tell me how many carbon atoms they contain?( ex: pentane)
  • 12. 
    Go to the back of the room and create an alkane that was not named in the test.
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