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Chemical Reactions

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  1.Some elements usually exist in combinations of two atoms. These combinations are called __________ .  
  a.   ions  
  b.   coefficients  
  c.   diatomic molecules  
  d.   isotopes  
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  2.__________ is a way to describe a chemical reaction using chemical formulas and symbols.  
  a.   Synthesis  
  b.   A chemical equation  
  c.   The law of conservation of matter  
  d.   A physical law  
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  3.In chemical equations, __________ represent the number of units of each substance.  
  a.   reactants  
  b.   products  
  c.   precipitates  
  d.   coefficients  
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  4.A(n) __________ is a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being permanently changed itself.  
  a.   exotherm  
  b.   endotherm  
  c.   inhibitor  
  d.   catalyst  
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  5.An insoluble compound that comes out of solution during a double displacement reaction is called a __________ .  
  a.   solvent  
  b.   reactant  
  c.   precipitate  
  d.   catalyst  
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  6.The chemical formula for a compound tells __________ .  
  a.   how electrons are arranged  
  b.   what elements it contains  
  c.   how stable the compound is  
  d.   what type of chemical bond it forms  
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  7.Ten grams of mercury(II) oxide react to produce 9.3 g of mercury and oxygen. What is the mass of the oxygen produced?  
  a.   7.0 g  
  b.   0.7 g  
  c.   1.7 g  
  d.   19.3 g  
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  8.New substances produced by a chemical reaction are __________ .  
  a.   resultants  
  b.   coefficients  
  c.   reactants  
  d.   products  
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  9.What type of reaction produces a precipitate?  
  a.   single displacement  
  b.   double displacement  
  c.   synthesis  
  d.   decomposition  
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  10.When iron combines with oxygen and water in the air to form rust, what substance in the reaction is the product?  
  a.   oxygen  
  b.   rust  
  c.   iron  
  d.   water  
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  11.Which of the following is a chemical reaction?  
  a.   water freezing into ice  
  b.   rust forming on a car body  
  c.   dew forming on grass  
  d.   water evaporating from salt water leaving salt crystals  
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  12.Why is oxygen written with a subscript 2?  
  a.   It usually exists as a diatomic molecule.  
  b.   Its mass increases by two times as a result of the reaction.  
  c.   There are two times as many oxygen atoms as reactant atoms.  
  d.   Its mass is twice as great as the reactants'.  
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  13.If electric current passes through water and initiates a decomposition reaction, what are the expected products?  
  a.   hydrogen and oxygen  
  b.   oxygen and water  
  c.   hydrogen peroxide  
  d.   hydrogen oxide  
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  14.A change in which one or more substances are converted into new substances is a __________ .  
  a.   chemical reaction  
  b.   nuclear reaction  
  c.   chemical fusion  
  d.   physical change  
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  15.What does it mean for a chemical equation to be balanced?  
  a.   The reactants and the products are written with the same coefficients.  
  b.   The solid products weigh the same as the reactants.  
  c.   The number of reactants is equal to the number of products.  
  d.   The same number of atoms of each element is on both sides of the equation.  
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  16.In a __________ reaction, two or more substances combine to form another substance.  
  a.   synthesis  
  b.   double displacement  
  c.   single displacement  
  d.   decomposition  
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  17.As a result of the experiments of Lavoisier, you know that in a chemical reaction the mass of the products __________.  
  a.   is less than the mass of the reactants  
  b.   cannot be predicted based on the mass of the reactants  
  c.   is twice as great as the mass of the reactants  
  d.   always equals the mass of the reactants  
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  18.The law of conservation of mass states that __________ .  
  a.   matter can be created and destroyed but does not change forms  
  b.   in a chemical reaction, efforts should be made to preserve rare elements without changing them  
  c.   in a chemical reaction, matter is not created or destroyed, but is conserved  
  d.   in a chemical reaction, the final mass of the products is always greater than the starting mass of the reactants  
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