Deuterium: Definition, Mass & Density


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A neutral deuterium atom contains which particles?

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1. The mass of deuterium in atomic mass units (amu) is:

2. Predict the ranking from most to least dense for normal water, semi-heavy water, and heavy water (H2O, HDO, and D2O)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz, you will find questions that test your understanding of deuterium and compounds that contain it. You will also review man-made isotopes that are related to deuterium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet allow you to measure your knowledge about:

  • Particles in a neutral deuterium atom
  • The mass of deuterium
  • Tritium

Skills Practiced

In addition to reviewing the facts about deuterium, you'll be practicing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on deuterium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the density of normal water, semi-heavy water, and heavy water and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding deuterium-containing compounds

Additional Learning

This doesn't have to be the end of your studies on deuterium. The lesson entitled Deuterium: Definition, Mass & Density will teach you more. Information in this lesson includes:

  • How isotopes are written and pronounced
  • The three subatomic particles
  • Deuterium's nickname