SAT Chemistry Practice Test: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of the Elements 2

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1. Atoms of 235U and 238U differ in structure by three

A. electrons
B. isotopes
C. neutrons
D. protons
E.

2. The use of radioactive isotopes has produced promising results in the treatment of certain types of

A. cancer
B. heart disease
C. pneumonia
D. diabetes
E.

3. The emission of a beta particle results in a new element with the atomic number

A. increased by 1
B. increased by 2
C. decreased by 1
D. decreased by 2
E.

4.

Which neutral atom has an outer energy level configuration of 3s1?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

5.

An atom of which element shows the greatest affinity for an additional electron?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

6.

Which element is the most active metal of this group?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

7.

Which element has the lowest electronegativity of this group?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

8.

Which element has an outer orbital configuration of 2s2 2p2?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

9. Si, with an atomic number of 14, will probably exhibit an oxidation number of +4 in a compound

BECAUSE

silicon is an element that has amphoteric properties.

A. T,F
B. F,T
C. T,T
D. F,F
E. T,T,CE

10. Nonmetallic atoms have larger ionic radii than their atomic radii

BECAUSE

nonmetallic atoms generally gain electrons to form the ionic state and increase the size of the electron cloud.

A. T,F
B. F,T
C. T,T
D. F,F
E. T,T,CE

11. Elements in the upper right corner of the Periodic Table form acid anhydrides

BECAUSE

nonmetallic oxides react with water to form acid solutions.

A. T,F
B. F,T
C. T,T
D. F,F
E. T,T,CE