Basic Chemistry Terms


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How is one element different from another?

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1. What does a chemical formula tell us?

2. What are valence electrons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are certain terms and concepts that are frequently used in chemistry. This quiz/worksheet combination will test you on several of these, including pH, covalent bonds, how elements differ from each other and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet tests you on:

  • What information is contained in a chemical formula
  • How elements are different
  • Differences between covalent and ionic bonds
  • Definition of pH
  • Valence electrons

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of chemistry to explain what pH is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what makes every element different from every other element
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what valence electrons are

Additional Learning

Read or view Basic Chemistry Terms for additional information. The following objectives should be achieved upon completion:

  • Identify protons, neutrons and electrons
  • Describe and explain the pH scale
  • Explore types of bonds and the octet rule