Simple Molecules: Examples & Explanation


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Which of the following statements is true about oxygen?

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1. Which one of the following statements is true about a pure element, such as silver or gold?

2. How does an ionic bond form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the beginning of what atoms can form when they meet, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of simple molecules. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the characteristics of oxygen as well as knowing the traits of a pure element like silver or gold.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of oxygen
  • Pure elements
  • How an ionic bond forms
  • Bond holding sodium chloride together
  • Example of a simple molecule

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how an ionic bond forms and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related simple molecule lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of a pure element

Additional Learning

To learn more about what keeps it together for salt, review the corresponding lesson Simple Molecules: Examples & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a simple molecule is
  • Identify the two types of molecular bonds
  • Describe the difference between a covalent and ionic bond
  • Explain how water keeps itself together
  • Appreciate the importance of simple molecules to life