General Chemistry 1 Practice Questions (Set 1)

1) Identify a liquid.

  • A) definite volume and definite shape
  • B) definite volume and no definite shape
  • C) definite shape and no definite volume
  • D) no definite shape and no definite volume

2) Identify a solid.

  • A) definite volume and definite shape
  • B) definite volume and no definite shape
  • C) definite shape and no definite volume
  • D) no definite shape and no definite volume

3) Identify a gas.

  • A) definite volume and definite shape
  • B) definite volume and no definite shape
  • C) definite shape and no definite volume
  • D) no definite shape and no definite volume

4) Which of the following statements about crystalline and amorphous solids is TRUE?

  • A) A crystalline solid is composed of atoms or molecules arranged with long-range repeating order.
  • B) An example of a crystalline solid is glass.
  • C) An example of an amorphous solid is table salt (NaCl).
  • D) An amorphous solid is composed of atoms or molecules with a majority of its volume empty.
  • E) All of the above statements are TRUE.

5) A substance that can’t be chemically broken down into simpler substances is

  • A) a homogeneous mixture.
  • B) an element.
  • C) a heterogeneous mixture.
  • D) a compound.
  • E) an electron.

6) Two or more substances in variable proportions, where the composition is constant throughout are

  • A) a compound.
  • B) an element.
  • C) a heterogeneous mixture.
  • D) a homogeneous mixture.
  • E) a crystalline solid.

7) Define thermal energy.

  • A) energy associated with the temperature of an object
  • B) energy associated with the motion of an object
  • C) energy associated with the force of an object
  • D) energy associated with the gravity of an object
  • E) energy associated with the position or composition of an object

8) Define kinetic energy.

  • A) energy associated with the temperature of an object
  • B) energy associated with the motion of an object
  • C) energy associated with the force of an object
  • D) energy associated with the gravity of an object
  • E) energy associated with the position or composition of an object

9) Define potential energy.

  • A) energy associated with the temperature of an object
  • B) energy associated with the motion of an object
  • C) energy associated with the force of an object
  • D) energy associated with the gravity of an object
  • E) energy associated with the position or composition of an object

10) Identify the type of energy that is NOT chemical energy.

  • A) battery
  • B) gasoline in a car
  • C) light bulb
  • D) ball rolling down the hill
  • E) food

11) All of the following are SI base units of measurement, EXCEPT

  • A) meter.
  • B) gram.
  • C) second.
  • D) kelvin.
  • E) mole.

12) The outside temperature is 35°C. What is the temperature in K?

  • A) -238 K
  • B) 308 K
  • C) 95 K
  • D) 31 K
  • E) 63 K

13) Determine the density of an object that has a mass of 149.8 g and displaces 12.1 mL of water when placed in a graduated cylinder.

  • A) 8.08 g/mL
  • B) 1.38 g/mL
  • C) 12.4 g/mL
  • D) 18.1 g/mL
  • E) 11.4 g/mL

14) Determine the volume of an object that has a mass of 455.6 g and a density of 19.3 g/cm3.

  • A) 87.9 mL
  • B) 42.4 mL
  • C) 18.5 mL
  • D) 23.6 mL
  • E) 31.2 mL

15) Read the water level with the correct number of significant figures.

  • A) 5 mL
  • B) 5.3 mL
  • C) 5.32 mL
  • D) 5.320 mL
  • E) 5.3200 mL

16) Read the temperature with the correct number of significant figures.

  • A) 87°C
  • B) 87.2°C
  • C) 87.20°C
  • D) 87.200°C
  • E) 87.2000°C

17) Read the length of the metal bar with the correct number of significant figures.

  • A) 20 cm
  • B) 15 cm
  • C) 15.0 cm
  • D) 15.00 cm
  • E) 15.000 cm

18) Read the length of the metal bar with the correct number of significant figures.

  • A) 20 cm
  • B) 15 cm
  • C) 15.0 cm
  • D) 15.00 cm
  • E) 15.000 cm

19) Identify the boiling point of water.

  • A) 373 Kelvin
  • B) 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • C) -459 degrees Fahrenheit
  • D) None of the above

20) Identify absolute zero.

  • A) 212 degrees Fahrenheit
  • B) 0.00 degrees Celsius
  • C) -273 degrees Celsius
  • D) None of the above

General Chemistry 1 Practice Questions (Set 1)

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