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Elements & Compounds

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Question #1
A substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler form by ordinary chemical means is called a(n)

A. element
B. compound
C. mixture
D. isotope

 

Question #2
The smallest unit of an element that has all the basic properties of the element is called a(n)

A. electron
B. atom
C. nucleus
D. isotope

 

Question #3
Which of the following has no positive or negative charge?

A. electron
B. proton
C. ion
D. neutron

 

Question #4
A molecule is the smallest complete unit of

A. an atom
B. an element
C. a compound
D. a nucleus

 

Question #5
Sea water, smog, and brass are all examples of

A. alloys
B. ionic compounds
C. mixtures
D. covalent compound

 

Question #6
Matter that has a definite shape and is made up of tightly packed particles is classified as a

A. solid
B. liquid
C. gas
D. plasma

 

Question #7
The written notation used to represent the number of atoms of each element in a compound is called the

A. periodic table
B. chemical formula
C. electron configuration
D. valence number

 

Question #8
A mixture in which one substance is uniformly distributed in another substance is called a(n)

A. metal
B. quark
C. isotope
D. solution

 

Question #9
The state of matter that has no definite shape or volume is a(n)

A. siolid
B. liquid
C. gas
D. plasma

 

Question #10
Protons and neutrons of an atom are located in the

A. energy levels
B. atomic number
C. neutron
D. nucleus

 

 

This test was made with free online software from Merex Corporation.