Campbell Biology: Bio Final Ch 2 Flashcards


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1

About 25 of the 92 natural elements are known to be essential to life. Which four of these 25 elements make up approximately 96% of living matter? A) carbon, sodium, chlorine, nitrogen B) carbon, sulfur, phosphorus, hydrogen C) oxygen, hydrogen, calcium, sodium D) carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen E) carbon, oxygen, sulfur, calcium

D) carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen

2

Trace elements are those required by an organism in only minute quantities. Which of the following is a trace element that is required by humans and other vertebrates? A) nitrogen B) calcium C) iodine D) sodium E) phosphorus

C) iodine

3

Three or four of the following statements are true and correct. Which one, if any, is false? If all the statements are true, choose answer E. A) Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen make up approximately 96% of living matter. B) The trace element iodine is required only in very small quantities by vertebrates. C) Virtually all organisms require the same elements in the same quantities. D) Iron is an example of an element needed by all organisms. E) All of the other statements are true and correct.

C) Virtually all organisms require the same elements in the same quantities.

4

Which of the following statements is false? A) Atoms of the various elements differ in their number of subatomic particles. B) All atoms of a particular element have the same number of protons in their nuclei. C) The neutrons and protons present in the nucleus of an atom are almost identical in mass; each has a mass of about 1 dalton. D) An atom is the smallest unit of an element that still retains the properties of the element. E) Protons and electrons are electrically charged particles. Protons have one unit of negative charge, and electrons have one unit of positive charge.

E) Protons and electrons are electrically charged particles. Protons have one unit of negative charge, and electrons have one unit of positive charge.

5

Each element is unique and different from other elements because of the number of protons in the nuclei of its atoms. Which of the following indicates the number of protons in an atomʹs nucleus? A) atomic mass B) atomic weight C) atomic number D) mass weight E) mass number

C) atomic number

6

The mass number of an element can be easily approximated by adding together the number of __________ in an atom of that element. A) protons and neutrons B) energy levels C) protons and electrons D) neutrons and electrons E) isotopes

A) protons and neutrons

7

What is the approximate atomic mass of an atom with 16 neutrons, 15 protons, and 15 electrons? A) 15 daltons B) 16 daltons C) 30 daltons D) 31 daltons E) 46 daltons

D) 31 daltons

8

Oxygen has an atomic number of 8 and a mass number of 16. Thus, the atomic mass of an oxygen atom is A) exactly 8 grams. B) exactly 8 daltons. C) approximately 16 grams. D) approximately 16 daltons. E) 24 amu (atomic mass units).

D) approximately 16 daltons.

9

The nucleus of a nitrogen atom contains 7 neutrons and 7 protons. Which of the following is a correct statement concerning nitrogen? A) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of approximately 7 daltons and an atomic mass of 14. B) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of approximately 14 daltons and an atomic mass of 7. C) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of 14 and an atomic mass of 7 grams. D) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of 7 grams and an atomic number of 14. E) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of 14 and an atomic mass of approximately 14 daltons.

E) The nitrogen atom has a mass number of 14 and an atomic mass of approximately 14 daltons.

10

Calcium has an atomic number of 20 and an atomic mass of 40. Therefore, a calcium atom must have A) 20 protons. B) 40 electrons. C) 40 neutrons. D) A and B only E) A, B, and C

A) 20 protons.

11

An atom with an atomic number of 9 and a mass number of 19 would have an atomic mass of approximately A) 9 daltons. B) 9 grams. C) 10 daltons. D) 20 grams. E) 19 daltons.

E) 19 daltons.

12

Different atomic forms of an element contain the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons. What are these different atomic forms called? A) ions B) isotopes C) neutronic atoms D) isomers E) radioactive atoms

B) isotopes

13

How do isotopes of the same element differ from each other? A) number of protons B) number of electrons C) number of neutrons D) valence electron distribution E) amount of radioactivity

C) number of neutrons

14

One difference between carbon-12 (12 6 C) and carbon-14 (14 6 C) is that carbon-14 has A) two more protons than carbon-12. B) two more electrons than carbon-12. C) two more neutrons than carbon-12. D) A and C only E) B and C only

C) two more neutrons than carbon-12.

15

3H is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. One difference between hydrogen-1 (11 H) and hydrogen-3 (31 H) is that hydrogen-3 has A) one more neutron and one more proton than hydrogen-1. B) one more proton and one more electron than hydrogen-1. C) one more electron and one more neutron than hydrogen-1. D) two more neutrons than hydrogen-1. E) two more protons than hydrogen-1.

D) two more neutrons than hydrogen-1.

16

The atomic number of carbon is 6. Carbon-14 is heavier than carbon-12 because the atomic nucleus of carbon-14 contains _____ neutrons. A) 6 B) 7 C) 8 D) 12 E) 14

C) 8

17

Electrons exist only at fixed levels of potential energy. However, if an atom absorbs sufficient energy, a possible result is that A) an electron may move to an electron shell farther out from the nucleus. B) an electron may move to an electron shell closer to the nucleus. C) the atom may become a radioactive isotope. D) the atom would become a positively charged ion, or cation. E) the atom would become a negatively charged ion, or anion.

A) an electron may move to an electron shell farther out from the nucleus.

18

The atomic number of neon is 10. Therefore, which of the following is correct about an atom of neon? A) It has 8 electrons in its outer electron shell. B) It is inert. C) It has an atomic mass of 10 daltons. D) A and B only E) A, B, and C are correct.

D) A and B only

19

From its atomic number of 15, it is possible to predict that the phosphorus atom has A) 15 neutrons. B) 15 protons. C) 15 electrons. D) 8 electrons in its outermost electron shell. E) B and C only

E) B and C only

20

Atoms whose outer electron shells contain eight electrons tend to A) form ionic bonds in aqueous solutions. B) form covalent bonds in aqueous solutions. C) be stable and chemically nonreactive, or inert. D) be unstable and chemically very reactive. E) be isotopes and very radioactive.

C) be stable and chemically nonreactive, or inert.

21

How many electrons would be expected in the outermost electron shell of an atom with atomic number 12? A) 1 B) 2 C) 4 D) 6 E) 8

B) 2

22

The atomic number of each atom is given to the left of each of the elements below. Which of the atoms has the same valence as carbon (12-6 C)? A) 7nitrogen B) 9flourine C) 10neon D) 12magnesium E) 14silicon

E) 14silicon

23

What is the valence of an atom with six electrons in its outer electron shell? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 E) 5

B) 2

24

Fluorine has an atomic number of 9 and a mass number of 19. How many electrons are needed to complete the valence shell of a fluorine atom? A) 1 B) 3 C) 5 D) 7 E) 9

A) 1

25

What is the maximum number of electrons in the 1s orbital of an atom? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 E) 5

B) 2

26

What is the maximum number of electrons in a 2p orbital of an atom? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 E) 5

B) 2

27

A covalent chemical bond is one in which A) electrons are removed from one atom and transferred to another atom so that the two atoms become oppositely charged. B) protons and neutrons are shared by two atoms so as to satisfy the requirements of both atoms. C) outer-shell electrons of two atoms are shared so as to satisfactorily fill the outer electron shells of both atoms. D) outer-shell electrons of one atom are transferred to the inner electron shells of another atom. E) the inner-shell electrons of one atom are transferred to the outer shell of another atom.

C) outer-shell electrons of two atoms are shared so as to satisfactorily fill the outer electron shells of both atoms.

28

What is the maximum number of covalent bonds an element with atomic number 8 can make with hydrogen? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 E) 6

B) 2

29

A molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2) is formed when one atom of carbon (atomic number 6) is covalently bonded with two atoms of oxygen (atomic number 8). What is the total number of electrons that must be shared between the carbon atom and the oxygen atoms in order to complete the outer electron shell of all three atoms? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 E) 5

D) 4

30

Nitrogen (N) is much more electronegative than hydrogen (H). Which of the following statements is correct about the atoms in ammonia (NH3)? A) Each hydrogen atom has a partial positive charge. B) The nitrogen atom has a strong positive charge. C) Each hydrogen atom has a slight negative charge. D) The nitrogen atom has a partial positive charge. E) There are covalent bonds between the hydrogen atoms.

A) Each hydrogen atom has a partial positive charge.

31

When two atoms are equally electronegative, they will interact to form A) equal numbers of isotopes. B) ions. C) polar covalent bonds. D) nonpolar covalent bonds. E) ionic bonds.

D) nonpolar covalent bonds.

32

What results from an unequal sharing of electrons between atoms? A) a nonpolar covalent bond B) a polar covalent bond C) an ionic bond D) a hydrogen bond E) a hydrophobic interaction

B) a polar covalent bond

33

A covalent bond is likely to be polar when A) one of the atoms sharing electrons is much more electronegative than the other atom. B) the two atoms sharing electrons are equally electronegative. C) the two atoms sharing electrons are of the same element. D) it is between two atoms that are both very strong electron acceptors. E) the two atoms sharing electrons are different elements.

A) one of the atoms sharing electrons is much more electronegative than the other atom.

34

Which of the following molecules contains the strongest polar covalent bond? A) H2 B) O2 C) CO2 D) H2O E) CH4

D) H2O

35

The ionic bond of sodium chloride is formed when A) chlorine gains an electron from sodium. B) sodium and chlorine share an electron pair. C) sodium and chlorine both lose electrons from their outer valence shells. D) sodium gains an electron from chlorine. E) chlorine gains a proton from sodium.

A) chlorine gains an electron from sodium.

36

What is the difference between covalent bonds and ionic bonds? A) Covalent bonds involve the sharing of protons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the sharing of electrons between atoms. B) Covalent bonds involve the sharing of neutrons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the sharing of electrons between atoms. C) Covalent bonds involve the sharing of electrons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the electrical attraction between atoms. D) Covalent bonds involve the sharing of protons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the sharing of neutrons between atoms. E) Covalent bonds involve the transfer of electrons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the sharing of neutrons between atoms.

C) Covalent bonds involve the sharing of electrons between atoms, and ionic bonds involve the electrical attraction between atoms.

37

In ammonium chloride salt (NH4Cl) the anion is a single chloride ion, Cl-. What is the cation of NH4Cl? A) N, with a charge of +3 B) H, with a charge of +1 C) H2 with a charge of +4 D) NH4 with a charge of +1 E) NH4 with a charge of +4

D) NH4 with a charge of +1

38

The atomic number of chlorine is 17. The atomic number of magnesium is 12. What is the formula for magnesium chloride? A) MgCl B) MgCl2 C) Mg2Cl D) Mg2Cl2 E) MgCl3

B) MgCl2

39

Which of the following results from a transfer of electron(s) between atoms? A) nonpolar covalent bond B) polar covalent bond C) ionic bond D) hydrogen bond E) hydrophobic interaction

C) ionic bond

40

Which of the following explains most specifically the attraction of water molecules to one another? A) nonpolar covalent bond B) polar covalent bond C) ionic bond D) hydrogen bond E) hydrophobic interaction

D) hydrogen bond

41

Van der Waals interactions result when A) hybrid orbitals overlap. B) electrons are not symmetrically distributed in a molecule. C) molecules held by ionic bonds react with water. D) two polar covalent bonds react. E) a hydrogen atom loses an electron.

B) electrons are not symmetrically distributed in a molecule.

42

A van der Waals interaction is the weak attraction between A) the electrons of one molecule and the electrons of a nearby molecule. B) the nucleus of one molecule and the electrons of a nearby molecule. C) a polar molecule and a nearby nonpolar molecule. D) a polar molecule and a nearby molecule that is also polar. E) a nonpolar molecule and a nearby molecule that is also nonpolar.

B) the nucleus of one molecule and the electrons of a nearby molecule.

43

Which of the following is not considered to be a weak molecular interaction? A) a covalent bond B) a van der Waals interaction C) an ionic bond in the presence of water D) a hydrogen bond E) A and B only

A) a covalent bond

44

Which of the following would be regarded as compounds? A) H2 B) H2O C) O2 D) CH4 E) B and D, but not A and C

E) B and D, but not A and C

45

Sometimes atoms form molecules by sharing two pairs of valence electrons. When this occurs, the atoms are said to be joined by A) a double covalent bond. B) an electronegative bond. C) a hydrogen bond. D) a protonic bond. E) a complex bond.

A) a double covalent bond.

46

Which of the following is true for this reaction? 3 H2 + N2 ↔ 2 NH3 A) The reaction is nonreversible. B) Hydrogen and nitrogen are the reactants of the reverse reaction. C) Hydrogen and nitrogen are the products of the forward reaction. D) Ammonia is being formed and decomposed. E) Hydrogen and nitrogen are being decomposed.

D) Ammonia is being formed and decomposed.

47

Which of the following best describes chemical equilibrium? A) Forward and reverse reactions continue with no effect on the concentrations of the reactants and products. B) Concentrations of products are higher than the concentrations of the reactants. C) Forward and reverse reactions have stopped so that the concentration of the reactants equals the concentration of the products. D) Reactions stop only when all reactants have been converted to products. E) There are equal concentrations of reactants and products, and the reactions have stopped.

A) Forward and reverse reactions continue with no effect on the concentrations of the reactants and products.

48

Which of the following describes any reaction that has reached chemical equilibrium? A) The concentration of the reactants equals the concentration of the products. B) The rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the reverse reaction. C) All of the reactants have been converted to the products of the reaction. D) All of the products have been converted to the reactants of the reaction. E) Both the forward and the reverse reactions have stopped with no net effect on the concentration of the reactants and the products.

B) The rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the reverse reaction.

49

A group of molecular biologists is trying to synthesize a new artificial compound to mimic the effects of a known hormone that influences sexual behavior. They have turned to you for advice. Which of the following compounds is most likely to mimic the effects of the hormone? A) a compound with the same number of carbon atoms as the hormone B) a compound with the same molecular mass (measured in daltons) as the hormone C) a compound with the same three-dimensional shape as part of the hormone D) a compound with the same number of orbital electrons as the hormone E) a compound with the same number of hydrogen and nitrogen atoms as the hormone

C) a compound with the same three-dimensional shape as part of the hormone

50

In the term trace element, the modifier trace means A) the element is required in very small amounts. B) the element can be used as a label to trace atoms through an organismʹs metabolism. C) the element is very rare on Earth. D) the element enhances health but is not essential for the organismʹs long-term survival. E) the element passes rapidly through the organism.

A) the element is required in very small amounts.