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MIDTERM EXAMINATION
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
2 SEMESTER 2018-2019
nd

Name:__________________________________ Score:_________
Section:_________________________________ Date:__________

Read and analyze each item. Shade the letter of the correct answer. Each question is worth
2 points. Physical constants: h = 6.626 x 10−34 Joule-sec; c = 3.00 x 108 m/s.

1. What is the frequency of light having a 6. A(An) ______ is a region of space in which
wavelength of 440 nm? there is a high probability of finding an
a. 1.32 x 102 s−1 electron in an atom.
b. 6.82 x 105 s−1 a. shell
c. 6.82 x 10−4 s−1 b. atomic orbital
d. 6.82 x 1014 s−1 c. core
d. major energy level
2. Which statement about electromagnetic
radiation is FALSE? 7. Which quantum number is often designated
a. As frequency increases, wavelength by the letters s, p, d and f?
decreases. a. n
b. As wavelength increases, energy b. l
increases. c. ml
c. As wavelength increases, frequency d. ms
decreases.
d. Wavelength and frequency are 8. What is the total number of orbitals in the
inversely proportional. fourth energy level (n = 4.)
a. 4
3. What is the wavelength of yellow light b. 24
having a frequency of 5.17 x 1014 Hz? c. 16
a. 3.60 x 10−10 m d. 9
b. 1.55 x 1023 m
c. 6.45 x 10−28 m 9. Which of the following is not a valid
d. 5.80 x 10−7 m magnetic quantum number for the 3d set of
orbitals?
4. What is the energy in joules of a photon of a. 1
light of wavelength 3.75 x 103 Å? b. 2
a. 3.30 x 10−13 J c. −2
b. 5.30 x 10−19 J d. −3
c. 1.10 x 10−17 J
d. 1.38 x 10−14 J 10. Fill in the blank: The n quantum number tells
which level the electron is in and most
5. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states directly specifies the _______ of the atomic
that ________. orbital.
a. no two electrons in the same atom a. orientation
can have the same set of four b. size
quantum numbers. c. energy
b. two atoms of the same element d. shape
must have the same number of
protons. 11. Which is the following is an INCORRECT
c. it is impossible to determine electron configuration?
accurately both the position and a. Fe = [Ar]3d64s2
momentum of an electron b. H = 1s1
simultaneously. c. Se = [Ar]3d104s24p4
d. electrons of atoms in their ground d. O = [Ne]2s22p4
states enter energetically equivalent
sets of orbitals singly before they
pair up in any orbital of the set.
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12. Identify the INCORRECT statement below: 20. Arrange the following elements in order of
a. The total number of electrons that increasing electronegativities: At, Bi, Cl, F, I
can have n = 3 in a many-electron a. F / Cl / Bi / I / At
atom is 1. b. Bi / At / I / Cl / F
b. The total number of electrons that c. At / Bi / I / Cl / F
can fit in the 4f sublevel is 14. d. At / Bi / Cl / F / I
c. The total number of electrons that
can fit in the 2px atomic orbital is 2. 21. Which of the following is the electron
d. The total number of electrons configuration of O2−?
required to fill the n = 2 level is 8. a. 1s22s22p6
b. 1s22s22p4
13. Which is the following is an INCORRECT c. 1s22s22p33s23p6
electron configuration? d. 1s22s22p43s23p4
a. Ti = [Ar]4s23d2
b. S = [Ne]2s22p4 22. Which of the following statements
c. Li = 1s22s1 contrasting covalent bonds and ionic bonds
d. C = [He]2s22p2 is correct?
a. Covalent bonds usually involve two
14. The number of electrons present in p orbitals nonmetals and ionic bonds usually
in the outermost electron shell of the Group involve two metals.
VIIA elements is: b. Covalent bonds usually involve two
a. two metals and ionic bonds usually
b. three involve a metal and a nonmetal.
c. four c. Covalent bonds usually involve a
d. five metal and a nonmetal and ionic
bonds usually involve two
15. Arrange the following elements in order of nonmetals.
INCREASING atomic radii. K, Na, Mg, Cs, d. Covalent bonds usually involve two
Cl nonmetals and ionic bonds usually
a. a) Cl / Mg / Na / Cs / K involve a metal and a nonmetal.
b. b) Na / Mg / Cl / K / Cs
c. c) Cl / Mg / Na / K / Cs 23. Which of the following molecular compounds
d. d) Cl / Mg / Cs / K / Na would have a Lewis structure that contains
10 electron dots?
16. Which comparison of electronegativities is a. HCN
NOT correct? b. H2O
a. O is greater than S c. NH3
b. N is greater than Be d. CO2
c. Br is greater than Se
d. K is greater than Mg 24. The Lewis structure for the polyatomic ion
NO2+ contains
17. The minimum energy required to remove the a. 2 double bonds and 8 nonbonding
most loosely held electron is: electrons.
a. electron affinity b. 1 double bond, 1 single bond, and
b. electronegativity 12 nonbonding electrons.
c. potential energy c. 2 single bonds and 12 nonbonding
d. first ionization energy electrons.
d. 2 triple bonds and 4 nonbonding
18. The total number of electrons that can be electrons.
accommodated in the n = 4 level is
_________. 25. Which of the following compounds contains
a. 18 both ionic and covalent bonds?
b. 50 a. SO2
c. 8 b. NaCl
d. 32 c. KCN
d. NH3
19. An element with the outermost electron
configuration ns2np3 would be in Group 26. Which of the following linear molecules is a
a. VIIIA nonpolar molecule containing polar bonds?
b. IIA a. H – C ≡ N
c. IIIA b. O = C = O
d. VA c. H – Cl
d. N ≡ N
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27. The “octet rule” relates to the number eight 34. The molecular geometry of SbCl5 is:
because a. square planar
a. only atoms with 8 valence electrons b. tetrahedral
undergo chemical reaction. c. trigonal bipyramidal
b. ions with charges of +8 and –8 are d. octahedral
very stable.
c. atoms, during compound formation, 35. The number of unshared regions of high
frequently obtain 8 valence electron density on the central atom in the
electrons. H2O molecule is:
d. all electron subshells can hold 8 a. zero
electrons. b. one
c. two
28. The correct formula for the ionic compound d. three
containing Al3+ and S2– ions would be
a. AlS.
b. Al3S2.
c. Al2S3.
d. AlS2.

29. In which of the following pairs of compounds


are both members of the pair ionic
compounds?
a. PCl3 and HF
b. Na2S and NH3
c. KI and H2O
d. LiCl and CaO

30. The mechanism for ionic bond formation


always involves the transferring of
a. electrons from nonmetallic atoms to
metallic atoms.
b. protons from the nucleus of metallic
atoms to the nucleus of nonmetallic
atoms.
c. sufficient electrons to produce ions
of equal but opposite charge.
d. none of the above

31. Which of the following elements would have


a Lewis symbol that contains 5 electrons?
a. nitrogen
b. fluorine
c. phosphorus
d. none of the above

32. The number of regions of high electron


density on the central atom in O3, according
to VSEPR theory is:
a. two
b. three
c. four
d. five

33. The electronic geometry of SF4 is:


a. tetrahedral
b. see-saw
c. octahedral
d. trigonal bipyramidal

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Prepared by: Engr. Irene R. Billones


Subject Professor