What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements about chemical compounds and elements is NOT true?

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1. Chemical compounds are formed when two or more ________ are joined together.

2. ________ bonds are formed when one atom gains or loses electrons to another atom.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chemical compounds are a regular part of life and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn more about their characteristics. Specific information includes examples of such chemical compounds in everyday substances along with details on the formation of chemical compounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Types of bonds
  • The formation of chemical compounds
  • Atoms sharing electrons
  • The composition of everyday substances
  • The gain and loss of electrons

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will measure the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on chemical compounds
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ionic bonds and covalent bonds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding atoms and electrons

Additional Learning

To learn more about chemical compounds, take the time to review the lesson What is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples. These objectives will be addressed in the lesson:

  • Understand the role of electrons in chemical compounds
  • Know the elements of everyday substances
  • Identify different types of chemical bonds
  • Understand the process of forming chemical compounds