Tests for Identifying Common Gases


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Use the clue to identify the mystery gas:

When a burning splint is placed near the opening of a test tube containing this gas, a popping sound occurs.

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Use the clue to identify the mystery gas:

A glowing splint will reignite when placed in a test tube of this gas.


Use the clue to identify the mystery gas:

When moist litmus paper is placed in a test tube of this gas, it turns red.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the quiz and worksheet, you can see what you know about testing and identifying common gases. You'll be asked to identify different gases on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your understanding of:

  • A gas that will extinguish a burning wooden splint and cause limewater to turn milky
  • Gases that can be tested using burning or glowing splints
  • A gas that causes litmus paper to turn red in a test tube

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of gases
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on identifying gases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about tests for identifying gases

Additional Learning

Learn more about gas properties by using the lesson called Tests for Identifying Common Gases. Other topics you can review in greater detail include:

  • Unique properties of gases
  • The functions of various gases
  • Equipment needed when identifying gases