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Chapter 3: Matter — Properties and Changes

Practice Test
      
  1.How can you tell when the following reaction is balanced?
2Cu + O2 → 2CuO
 
  a.   volume of reactants = mass of products  
  b.   volume of reactants = volume of products  
  c.   mass of the reactants = mass of products  
  d.   mass of reactants = volume of products  
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  2.Matter that has a uniform and unchanging composition is a ___________.  
  a.   vapor  
  b.   mixture  
  c.   solid  
  d.   substance  
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  3.Elements on the left side of the periodic table are _______.  
  a.   metalloids  
  b.   nonmetals  
  c.   compounds  
  d.   metals  
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  4.In the following chemical reaction, how do you classify hydrogen and oxygen?
2H2 + O22H2O
 
  a.   physical changes  
  b.   chemical properties  
  c.   reactants  
  d.   products  
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  5.A vapor is a _________.  
  a.   condensed state  
  b.   solid  
  c.   liquid  
  d.   gas  
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  6.Periods are ___________ on the periodic table.  
  a.   left to right diagonals  
  b.   right to left diagonals  
  c.   horizontal rows  
  d.   vertical columns  
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  7.Properties that are dependent on the amount of substance present are ________.  
  a.   chemical properties  
  b.   external properties  
  c.   extensive properties  
  d.   intensive properties  
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  8.Which of the following is not a state of matter?  
  a.   solid  
  b.   gas  
  c.   liquid  
  d.   density  
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  9.What is the percent by mass of the components of water?  
  a.   11% H, 89% O b.   33% H, 67% O  
  c.   89% H, 11% O d.   67% H, 33% O  
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  10.Which of the following is not a chemical property?  
  a.   rusting of iron  
  b.   placing iron in hydrochloric acid and producing hydrogen gas  
  c.   freezing of water  
  d.   burning a piece of wood  
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  11.A form of matter that has a fixed shape and occupies a fixed volume is a _________.  
  a.   solid  
  b.   gas  
  c.   liquid  
  d.   plasma  
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  12.What type of property is observed when milk sours?  
  a.   a chemical property  
  b.   an extensive property  
  c.   a physical property  
  d.   an intensive property  
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  13.Which of the following is a heterogeneous mixture?  
  a.   sugar in water  
  b.   samples of nitrogen and oxygen in the same container  
  c.   samples of argon and iron in the same container  
  d.   sugar  
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  14.A technique that uses a porous barrier to separate heterogeneous mixtures is _______.  
  a.   chromatography  
  b.   distillation  
  c.   crystallization  
  d.   filtration  
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  15.The statement, “Mass can neither be created nor destroyed” is the ____________.  
  a.   law of conservation of mass  
  b.   law of multiple proportions  
  c.   law of gravity  
  d.   law of conservation of energy  
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  16.Seawater is not a substance because __________.  
  a.   it is salty  
  b.   it is a liquid  
  c.   its composition may be different from sample to sample  
  d.   it has hydrogen as part of its composition  
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  17.Which of the following is a compound?  
  a.   water  
  b.   neon  
  c.   crude oil  
  d.   steel  
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  18.A solution of solids is a(n)___________.  
  a.   alloy  
  b.   heterogeneous mixture  
  c.   pure metal  
  d.   filtration  
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  19.Which of the following is a pure substance?  
  a.   steam  
  b.   gun powder  
  c.   sugar water  
  d.   soda  
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  20.When one substance changes identity, it exhibits a(n) __________.  
  a.   chemical property  
  b.   extensive property  
  c.   intensive property  
  d.   physical property  
  Hint    

 
   
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