What Is a Compound? - Combining Elements with Chemical Bonds


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What is a compound?

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1. Which of the following is a compound?

2. Carbon, oxygen and chlorine are non-metals. Lithium and sodium are metals. Which of the following is likely to contain a covalent bond?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is going to test you on concepts regarding compounds such as their formation, types, and examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here you'll be examined on:

  • Compound definition
  • What compounds look like
  • Compounds that contain covalent bonds
  • Types of bonds formed by compounds
  • Functions of compounds

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of bonds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about details concerning compounds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the formation of compounds and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

What else can you learn in regard to compounds? Find out by watching our video lesson, What Is a Compounds? - Combining Elements with Chemical Bonds. This lesson will go over:

  • Classifications of chemical bonds
  • What qualifies as a compound
  • Components of compounds
  • Examples of compounds