Calcium Ions: Definition & Formula


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What is a calcium ion?

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1. What type of element is calcium in its pure form?

2. In which process is calcium NOT important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The importance of calcium ions to living creatures is presented in this quiz and accompanying worksheet. Practice questions will assess your understanding of a calcium ion's function, properties, and chemical makeup.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this science test to assess your knowledge about:

  • A calcium ion's molecular structure
  • Elemental properties of calcium
  • The different processes that calcium is involved in
  • The definition of cation
  • What chemical complex is involved in forming teeth, shells, and bone

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on calcium ions
  • Making connections - understanding of the role of cations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms such as hydroxylapatite, neurotransmitter, and co-factor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding calcium ions

Additional Learning

Calcium ions are used in many vital functions. To review more about this element, read the lesson titled Calcium Ions: Definition & Formula. This lesson covers:

  • The definition of a calcium ion
  • Why calcium ions are important to life
  • What the world would be like without calcium ions