SAT Chemistry Practice Test: Carbon and Organic Chemistry 1

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1. Carbon atoms usually

A. lose 4 electrons
B. gain 4 electrons
C. form 4 covalent bonds
D. share the 2 electrons in the first principal energy level

2. Coke is produced from bituminous coal by

A. cracking
B. synthesis
C. substitution
D. destructive distillation

3. The usual method for preparing carbon dioxide in the laboratory is

A. heating a carbonate
B. fermentation
C. reacting an acid and a carbonate
D. burning carbonaceous materials

4. The precipitate formed when carbon dioxide is bubbled into limewater is

A. CaCl2
B. H2CO3
C. CaO
D. CaCO3

5. The "lead" in a lead pencil is

A. bone black
B. graphite and clay
C. lead oxide
D. lead peroxide

6. The first and simplest alkane is

A. ethane
B. methane
C. C2H2
D. methene
E. CCl4

7. Slight oxidation of a primary alcohol gives

A. a ketone
B. an organic acid
C. an ether
D. an aldehyde
E. an ester

8. The characteristic group of an organic ester is

A. -CO-
D. -O-
E. -COO-

9. The organic acid that can be made from ethanol is

A. acetic acid
B. formic acid
D. found in bees and ants
E. butanoic acid

10. An ester can be prepared by the reaction of

A. two alcohols
B. an alcohol and an aldehyde
C. an alcohol and an organic acid
D. an organic acid and an aldehyde
E. an acid and a ketone