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Chemical Bonds

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  1.In general, noble gases react with __________.  
  a.   water  
  b.   nothing  
  c.   metals  
  d.   other noble gases  
  2.When elements form bonds, it changes their __________ properties.  
  a.   mass  
  b.   chemical and physical  
  c.   physical  
  d.   chemical  
  3.Why is potassium iodine added to table salt?  
  a.   Table salt causes high blood pressure.  
  b.   Iodine is in the formula for table salt.  
  c.   to add to the flavor of salt  
  d.   Iodine is an element essential for health.  
  4.When an atom's outer energy levels are not filled completely, the atom __________.  
  a.   is very stable  
  b.   cannot form a compound  
  c.   is a noble gas  
  d.   can gain, lose, or share electrons  
  5.Compounds that are hydrates contain what ingredient?  
  a.   hydrogen chloride  
  b.   nitrogen  
  c.   chlorine  
  d.   water  
  6.A complex ion is __________.  
  a.   a single atom that has formed an ion  
  b.   an ion with more than one atom  
  c.   an ion made from a large atom  
  d.   only found in compounds  
  7.A compound __________.  
  a.   is composed of only metals  
  b.   is a pure element  
  c.   is a combination of two or more elements  
  d.   has the same properties as its parts  
  8.Is a molecule of hydrogen chloride (HCl) polar or nonpolar?  
  a.   nonpolar  
  b.   both  
  c.   neither  
  d.   polar  
  9.For an ion, the oxidation number is __________.  
  a.   zero  
  b.   the same as the charge on the ion  
  c.   always negative  
  d.   one less than the charge on the ion  
  10.Chemical compounds are __________.  
  a.   more stable than their individual elements  
  b.   always stable  
  c.   less stable than their individual elements  
  d.   always unstable  
  11.The atom that contains the fewest electrons is __________.  
  a.   oxygen  
  b.   water  
  c.   hydrogen  
  d.   helium  
  12.A polyatomic ion is another name for a __________ ion.  
  a.   positive  
  b.   negative  
  c.   complex  
  d.   neutral  
  13.In a covalent bond, electrons are __________.  
  a.   destroyed  
  b.   shared  
  c.   lost  
  d.   gained  
  14.A binary compound made with phosphorus will end with the word __________.  
  a.   phosphide  
  b.   phosphite  
  c.   phosphate  
  d.   phosphorus  
  15.NaCl is the chemical formula for what?  
  a.   sodium chloride  
  b.   chlorine gas  
  c.   sodium metal  
  d.   water  
  16.What is the difference between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide?  
  a.   Carbon dioxide has only one oxygen atom.  
  b.   Carbon monoxide has two carbon atoms.  
  c.   Carbon monoxide has only one oxygen atom.  
  d.   Carbon dioxide has two carbon atoms.  
  17.In sodium chloride, which atom loses an electron?  
  a.   chloride  
  b.   sodium  
  c.   neither  
  d.   salt  
  18.Binary compounds are composed of __________ atoms.  
  a.   many  
  b.   two  
  c.   four  
  d.   one  
  19.How many electrons are shared in a double bond?  
  a.   two pairs  
  b.   one  
  c.   one pair  
  d.   two  
  20.What kind of charge does an ionic compound carry?  
  a.   negative  
  b.   positive  
  c.   unknown  
  d.   neutral  

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