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How to Interpret Chemical Equations

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On which side of the arrow are products found in chemical equations?

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1. What is an atom?

2. What is a molecule?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about interpreting chemical equations with this quiz/worksheet. Multiple-choice questions will touch on important subjects like the side of the arrow where products are found and the definition of an atom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas:

  • Definition of a molecule
  • Number of carbon atoms that are used as reactants in a given chemical equation
  • The structure of calcium hydroxide in a chemical equation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define an atom and a molecule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the side of the arrow in a chemical equation where products are located and the number of carbon atoms used as reactants in a given chemical equation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read a chemical equation involving calcium hydroxide and interpret its structure correctly

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about chemical equations in the lesson entitled How to Interpret Chemical Equations. The following areas of interest will be explored further:

  • Basic definition of a chemical equation
  • Abbreviations on the periodic table
  • Simple and complex examples of chemical equations
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