Chlorine and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: Advantages and Disadvantages


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The type of chlorine compound found in household bleach is known as:

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1. Quaternary ammonium compounds are:

2. Quaternary ammonium compounds are better able to kill:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will assess your knowledge of the chemical composition and uses for chlorine and quaternary ammonium compounds in disinfection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge about:

  • The type of compound found in household bleach
  • What can influence the effectiveness of quaternary ammonium compounds
  • The types of scenarios when these disinfectants should be used

Skills Practiced

This assessment will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related disinfectant lesson
  • Knowledge recall - use your knowledge to identify a correct statement about chlorine
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as when to use quaternary ammonium compounds and when to use chlorine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what quaternary ammonium compounds can kill

Additional Learning

For more information about disinfectants and their uses, take a look at the lesson called Chlorine and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: Advantages and Disadvantages. This lesson covers:

  • Chemical disinfectants
  • Chlorine's effect on microorganisms
  • How quaternary ammonium compounds work