Unit 5 - Elements And Their Properties Test

24 Questions | Total Attempts: 184

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Element Quizzes & Trivia

Chemical elements are species of atoms that have the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei. There are 118 chemical elements on the periodic table. Think you know all there is to know about them and their respective properties?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An allotrope of carbon that is soft and can be used as a lubricant is _____.
    • A. 

      Silicon

    • B. 

      Diamond

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      Graphite

  • 2. 
    The process by which a solid changes directly to a gas without first becoming a liquid is called _____.
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Ionization

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 3. 
    In the gaseous state ______ form diatomic covalent molecules.
    • A. 

      Noble gases

    • B. 

      Alkali metals

    • C. 

      Alkaline earth metals

    • D. 

      Halogens

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Shares electrons

    • B. 

      Gains one electron

    • C. 

      Loses one electron

    • D. 

      Loses two electrons

  • 5. 
    At room temperature, most metals are _____.
    • A. 

      Liquids

    • B. 

      Solids

    • C. 

      Radioactive

    • D. 

      Gases

  • 6. 
    An allotrope of carbon that is hard and is often used in jewelry is _____.
    • A. 

      Silver

    • B. 

      Diamond

    • C. 

      Quartz

    • D. 

      Graphite

  • 7. 
    Metals can be used as wire because they are ______.
    • A. 

      Ductile

    • B. 

      Malleable

    • C. 

      Shiny

    • D. 

      Alloys

  • 8. 
    The ______ often occur in nature as uncombined elements.
    • A. 

      Alkaline earth metals

    • B. 

      Alkali metals

    • C. 

      Actinide series

    • D. 

      Transition elements

  • 9. 
    Substances that conduct an electrict current only under certain conditions are most likely to be ______.
    • A. 

      Metals

    • B. 

      Nonmetals

    • C. 

      Metalloids

    • D. 

      Noble gases

  • 10. 
    The elements in Groups 3 through 12 of the periodic table are the _______.
    • A. 

      Actinides

    • B. 

      Lanthanides

    • C. 

      Transition elements

    • D. 

      Noble gases

  • 11. 
    A group of elements that has two electrons in its outer energy level is the ________.
    • A. 

      Alkaline earth metals

    • B. 

      Halogens

    • C. 

      Alkali metals

    • D. 

      Actinides

  • 12. 
    Hydrogen is grouped with the alkali metals because it ______.
    • A. 

      Is a metal

    • B. 

      Has one electron in its outer energy level

    • C. 

      Is a gas

    • D. 

      Does not readily form compounds

  • 13. 
    Synthetic elements are found in which of the following groups?
    • A. 

      Actinides

    • B. 

      Alkali metals

    • C. 

      Oxides

    • D. 

      Halogens

  • 14. 
    The bonding that occurs when positively charged ions are surrounded by a cloud of electrons is called _______ bonding.
    • A. 

      Ionic

    • B. 

      Covalent

    • C. 

      Radioactive

    • D. 

      Metallic

  • 15. 
    All synthetic elements ______.
    • A. 

      Are used in smoke detectors

    • B. 

      Are needed by the human body

    • C. 

      Are not typically found on Earth

    • D. 

      Have more than 92 protons

  • 16. 
    The only metal that is liquid at room temperature is _____.
    • A. 

      Silver

    • B. 

      Zinc

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Sodium

  • 17. 
    A synthetic element that is used in smoke detectors is _____.
    • A. 

      Americium

    • B. 

      Sodium

    • C. 

      Technetium

    • D. 

      Aluminum

  • 18. 
    Bromine is the only halogen and nonmetal that is a ____ at room temperature.
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Semiconductor

  • 19. 
    The iron triad of transition metals includes _____.
    • A. 

      Iron, zinc, and copper

    • B. 

      Cobalt, iron, and nickel

    • C. 

      Copper, silver, and gold

    • D. 

      Zinc, cadmium, and mercury

  • 20. 
    The ability of metals to reflect light is referred to as ______.
    • A. 

      Luster

    • B. 

      Ductility

    • C. 

      Conductivity

    • D. 

      Malleability

  • 21. 
    Any element with an atomic number greater than 92 is a _____.
    • A. 

      Transuranium element

    • B. 

      Lanthanide

    • C. 

      Transition element

    • D. 

      Halogen

  • 22. 
    Copper, silver, and gold are ____ metals.
    • A. 

      Diatomic

    • B. 

      Radioactive

    • C. 

      Magnetic

    • D. 

      Coinage

  • 23. 
    Elements that lie along the stair-step line of the periodic table are _____.
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Metals

    • C. 

      Metalloids

    • D. 

      Radioactive

  • 24. 
    Three transition elements in Group 12 of the periodic table are _____. Use this link to help you.
    • A. 

      Iron, nickel, cobalt

    • B. 

      Mercury, zinc, and cadmium

    • C. 

      Copper, silver, and gold

    • D. 

      Neon, helium, and xenon