Diatomic Molecule: Definition & Example


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1. Which does NOT occur as a diatomic molecule?

2. Which of the following are heteronuclear diatomic elements with a covalent bond?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing in on very small but very important substances, this quiz/worksheet set will check your knowledge of diatomic molecules through a series of multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Elements that can occur as a diatomic molecule
  • Diatomic elements with a covalent bond
  • Homonuclear diatomic molecules
  • Differences in molecular structures of elements

Skills Practiced

  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding diatomic molecules and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify homonuclear diatomic molecules

Additional Learning

To learn more about the simple complexity of these molecules, review the corresponding lesson titled Diatomic Molecule: Definition & Example. This lesson will help you:

  • Define diatomic molecules
  • Understand the Greek origins of the term
  • Describe the difference between a heteronuclear and a homonuclear diatomic molecule
  • Identify what makes for an ionic and covalent bond
  • Appreciate the abundance of diatomic molecules around us