What Is an Ion?


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A(n) _____ is a negatively charged atom.

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1. A positively charged atom is called a(n) _____.

2. Which of the following is an example of an anion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the characteristics of ions. The assessments items will require you to identify cations and anions and answer other questions about information discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments will test you on the following:

  • Positively charged atoms
  • Examples of anions
  • Negatively charged atoms
  • Examples of cations
  • The charge of electrons in atoms

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding positively and negatively charged atoms
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the charge of electrons in atoms
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding anions and cations and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of ions, review the accompanying lesson, What Is an Ion? Covered objectives include:

  • Know the three particles found in an atom
  • Review a diagram of an atom
  • Know the different types of ions and their formation
  • Review examples of ions