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PART III ENHANCING TEST TAKING SKILLS

1. Which of the following statement is INCORRECT?


A. Most ionic compounds have high melting point.
B. Polar molecules show unsymmetrical distribution of electron clouds.
C. Metallic substances possess high thermal and electrical conductivity.
D. Ionic compounds are formed by the electrostatic force of attraction held between
nonmetals.

2. Which of the following is most likely a covalent compound?


A. Rb2S C. CS2
B. SrCl2 D. CaO

3. Formaldehyde (H2CO) is a compound commonly known as formalin, which is in aqueous solution


form used in preserving biological specimens. The proper Lewis structure of formaldehyde has ____
single bonds, ____ double bond and ____ lone pairs.
A. 3,0,4 C. 4, 0, 4
B. 2,1,2 D. 3,1,4

4. Which of the following substances is a not a deviation of trigonal pyramidal geometry?


A. SF3- C. I3-
B. IF4+ D. ICl4-

5. If liquid substance A is composed of nonpolar molecules while liquid substance B is


composed of polar molecules, and both molecules have the same molecular formula then
it is true that:
A. B will not boil.
B. B boils at a lower temperature than A.
C. A boils at a lower temperature than B.
D. Both compounds have the same boiling point.

6. Which one of the following properties is least characteristic of typical metals?


A. Brittleness C. Good electrical conductor when solid
B. High boiling point D. Good electrical conductor when molten

7. Which of the following elements should be paired with Cl to create the most polar pond?
A. Si C. P
B. S D. Cl

8. Which of the following structures is CORRECTLY drawn?

A. C.
.
9. What is
the bond angle
B. D. along F-S-F bond
. . for the molecule
SF6?
A. 90o
C. 120o
B. 109.5o D. 180o

10. Identify which of the given compounds has the correctly assigned principal intermolecular
forces?
A. CH3OCH2CH3, Hydrogen bonding C. CH3-NHCH3, Hydrogen bonding
B. H2C=CHCH3, dipole-dipole D. CH3CH2CH2Cl, dispersion forces

11. How many atoms of aluminum is needed to bond with oxygen to form an ionic compound?
A. 1 C. 3
B. 2 D. 4

12. What is the element needed to bond with F to create the most ionic bond?
A. Li C. K
B. Na D. Rb
13. Which of the following homonuclear elements has the shortest bond length?
A. H2 C. O2
B. F2 D. N2

14. Which of the following gases is most soluble in water at 25 oC?


A. CO2 C. CH4
B. NH3 D. O2

15. Under which of these conditions will you achieve a fast rate of evaporation?
A. high molecular energy, small surface area
B. high mass, large surface area, high kinetic energy
C. low kinetic energy, strong molecular forces, large surface area
D. weak forces between molecules, high kinetic energy, large surface area

16. In which of these pairs of atoms would the bond be the least polar?
A. C.
B. D.
17. What is the formal charge on the singly bonded oxygens in the Lewis structure for the carbonate
ion?
A. -2 C. 0
B. -1 D. +1

18. Which molecule has a Lewis structure that does not obey the octet rule?
A. N2O C. PH3
B. CS2 D. NO2

19. Which of the following substance is/are planar?

(i) SO3 (ii) SO32- (iii) NO3- (iv) PF3 (v) BF3

A. only (i) and (ii) C. only (iv)


B. only (i), (iii), and (v) D. all are planar except (iv)

20. The F-Cl-F bond angles in ClF3 are expected to be approximately


A. 90 only. C. 120 only.
B. 109.5 only. D. 180 only.

21. Predict the geometry and polarity of the CS2 molecule.


A. linear, polar C. tetrahedral, nonpolar
B. linear, nonpolar D. bent, nonpolar

22. Which of the following liquids would have the highest viscosity at 25C?
A. CH3OCH3 C. C2H5OH
B. CH2Cl2 D. HOCH2CH2OH

23. Which of the following would be expected to have the highest vapor pressure at room
temperature?
A. ethanol, bp = 78C C. water, bp = 100C
B. methanol, bp = 65C D. acetone, bp = 56C

24. Which of the responses includes all of the following that can form hydrogen bonds with water
molecules?

(1) Na+ (2) CH3COOH (3) C2H6 (4) CH3NH2

A. (1) and (2) C. (2) and (3)


B. (1) and (3) D. (2) and (4)

25. Butter melts over a range of temperature, rather than with a sharp melting point. Butter is
classified as a/an
A. metallic crystal. C. molecular crystal
B. covalent solid. D. amorphous solid
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