Chemistry for Biologists

Some basic chemistry

1. The spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule are shown by a compound’s
empirical formula
structural formula
molecular formula
3-D displayed formula
2. How many covalent bonds are there in each molecule of ethane?
7
6
5
4
3. Potassium atoms have the electron arrangement 2,8,8,1. They combine with chlorine atoms to make the ionic compound potassium chloride, KCl. How many electrons are in a potassium ion?
21
19
20
18
4. Nitrogen atoms can form:
4 bonds
3 bonds
1 bond
2 bonds
5. The empirical formula of a compound shows:
how many atoms there are in a molecule of the compound
how the atoms in a molecule of the compound are bonded to one another
the ratio of atoms in a molecule of the compound
the shape of a molecule of the compound
6. The most abundant (% by mass) element in the human body is:
oxygen
nitrogen
carbon
hydrogen
7. All carbon atoms have:
one more neutron than protons
identical nuclei
the same mass
the same number of protons
8. The electronic structure of an atom describes how its electrons are arranged according to their:
energy
mass
charge
size

 

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