How Compounds are Broken Down: Heat & Electricity


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This is a substance made up of two or more elements.

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1. Compounds can be broken down into which of the following?

2. Compounds can be broken down into smaller units by this.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge of compounds and the role that electricity and heat play in breaking them down. You'll answer questions about the various parts of the process and associated vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz includes questions about:

  • Definition of compound
  • Properties of a compound
  • Processes that can break down a compound
  • Chemical change where an electric current is involved

Skills Practiced

In this quiz, you will be tested on skills including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how heat and electricity work to break down chemical compounds
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about heat, electricity and compounds in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the breaking down of chemical compounds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding heat and electricity and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information on compounds and how to break them down using heat and electricity, review the accompanying lesson named How Compounds are Broken Down: Heat & Electricity. The following objectives are covered by the lesson:

  • Define compound
  • Understand what a compound breaks down into
  • Identify the role of heat and electricity in breaking down a compound
  • Look at some real life examples of compounds being broken down