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Chemical Reactions

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