Quiz - Ionic and Covalent Compounds | Ionic and Covalent Compounds

General Chemistry 1 - Quiz - Ionic and Covalent Compounds


Which group typically forms ions with a +2 charge?

Octet rule: Atoms tend to reach an octet in the valence shell and attain a noble-gas configuration

Alkali earth metals (second column in the periodic table) need to lose 2 electrons to attain the nearest noble-gas configuration


Which of the following compounds would you expect to be ionic?

Ionic bonds form between a metal and a nonmetal while covalent bonds form between two nonmetals


What is the formula of the compound formed between magnesium and nitrogen ions?

In order to follow the octet rule: Mg must lose 2 electrons ⇒ Mg2+  and  N must gain 3 electrons ⇒ N3-


What is the empirical formula of CH3CH2CH2O-O-CH2CH2CH3?

Empirical formula = the simplest whole-number ratio of atoms in a compound


Which one of the following compounds is chromium (III) oxide?

Chromium (III) = Cr3+, Oxide = O2-


What is the energy of the formation of O2- (g) starting from O (g)?

O (g) + 1 e-  O- (g)

O- (g) + 1 e-  O2- (g)

electron affinity = change in energy when an electron is added to the atom to form an anion


How is generally the formation of ionic compounds?

Ionic bond energy = ionization energy (endothermic) + electron affinity (exothermic) + Coulomb energy (exothermic)