What is a Diatomic Element? - Definition & Examples

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What is a diatomic element?

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1. Based on the molecular formulas, which of the following is a diatomic element?

2. What is the molecular geometry of diatomic elements?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given the number of different kinds of elements in chemistry, a good way to get an accurate overall picture is to learn about each different type of element individually. This quiz and worksheet will help you review one such kind of element, known as a diatomic element. Go through these questions to see if you understand the chemical characteristics of diatomic elements, as well as some notable examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you review:

  • The definition of a diatomic element
  • Examples of diatomic elements
  • Molecular characteristics of diatomic elements
  • Specific properties of diatomic elements

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - after you've learned the definition and characteristics of diatomic elements, use these quiz questions to test your recollection of some key points
  • Interpreting information - once you have assessed your recollection, check to see that you can interpret the chemical properties and molecular structure of diatomic elements based on what you have read
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of diatomic elements to identify specific examples of this kind of element and its defining chemical traits

Additional Learning

Learn more about diatomic elements by going over the associated lesson called What Is a Diatomic Element? - Definition & Examples. Here, you will learn about:

  • The definition of diatomic elements
  • How diatomic elements form
  • Chemical properties of diatomic elements
  • Examples of diatomic elements
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