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NYSTCE Biology: Inorganic Chemistry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Oxidation describes the process of:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is made up of one or more elements?

Question 3 3. A _____ pKa indicates a _____ acid.

Question 4 4. Why is solid water (ice) less dense than liquid water?

Question 5 5. Which of the following properties helps explain why a city near the Pacific Ocean experiences less dramatic changes in temperature during the day compared to a city farther inland?

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Question 6 6. The reactant in a redox reaction that readily donates electrons is called a/an:

Question 7 7. About how much of your body weight is made up of macrominerals?

Question 8 8. What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy the 2s orbital?

Question 9 9. If Argon is a noble gas and its atomic number is 18, how many electrons can be found in the valence level?

Question 10 10.

The second law of thermodynamics states that:

I. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed

II. All free energy cannot be converted into usable energy

III. The entropy of a system increases over time

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Question 11 11.

Which of the following concepts help explain why water can travel up a narrow tube?

I. Cohesion

II. Adhesion

III. Specific Gravity

Question 12 12. What do you think would happen if you added a sugar crystal to a super saturated solution of sugar in water?

Question 13 13.

Given the following information, which element(s) are most likely to lose electrons?

I. Iodine is a member of Group VII (halides).

II. Strontium is located in the second column of the periodic table.

III. Selenium has six valence electrons.

Question 14 14. A redox reaction can easily be explained as:

Question 15 15. The conjugate base is made how?

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Question 16 16. What role does carbon play in the body?

Question 17 17. Which of the following indicates a strong acid?

Question 18 18. In covalently bonded molecules, oxidation and reduction are determined by:

Question 19 19. Why is oxygen important?

Question 20 20. Which of the following concepts best describes a chlorophyll molecule absorbing light and changing it into chemical energy?

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Question 21 21. How many elements are there?

Question 22 22.

Which of the following statements accurately describe ice:

I. Ice is denser than water.

II. Hydrogen bonds hold ice molecules closer together than they do liquid water molecules.

III. Ice has a crystalline structure.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a definition of matter?

Question 24 24. Particles that are found in the atomic nucleus are:

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 26 26. What are trace elements?

Question 27 27. The pH scale is a way of measuring _______.

Question 28 28. A reaction that occurs spontaneously is called what?

Question 29 29. If dissolving carbon dioxide in water to form carbonic acid is the forward reaction, what is the reverse reaction that balances this reaction in chemical equilibrium?

Question 30 30. Chemical reactions are _____.

NYSTCE Biology: Inorganic Chemistry Chapter Exam Instructions

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