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    1. Together, just four elements make up more than 95 percent of the body’s mass. These include ________.
      1. calcium, magnesium, iron, and carbon
      2. oxygen, calcium, iron, and nitrogen
      3. sodium, chlorine, carbon, and hydrogen
      4. oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen
    2. The smallest unit of an element that still retains the distinctive behavior of that element is an ________.
      1. electron
      2. atom
      3. elemental particle
    3. The characteristic that gives an element its distinctive properties is its number of ________.
      1. protons
      2. neutrons
      3. electrons
      4. atoms
    4. On the periodic table of the elements, mercury (Hg) has an atomic number of 80 and a mass number of 200.59. It has seven stable isotopes. The most abundant of these probably have ________.
      1. about 80 neutrons each
      2. fewer than 80 neutrons each
      3. more than 80 neutrons each
      4. more electrons than neutrons
    5. Nitrogen has an atomic number of seven. How many electron shells does it likely have?
      1. one
      2. two
      3. three
      4. four
    6. Which of the following is a molecule, but not a compound?
      1. H2O
      2. 2H
      3. H2
      4. H+
    7. A molecule of ammonia contains one atom of nitrogen and three atoms of hydrogen. These are linked with ________.
      1. ionic bonds
      2. nonpolar covalent bonds
      3. polar covalent bonds
      4. hydrogen bonds
    8. When an atom donates an electron to another atom, it becomes
      1. an ion
      2. an anion
      3. nonpolar
      4. all of the above
    9. A substance formed of crystals of equal numbers of cations and anions held together by ionic bonds is called a(n) ________.
      1. noble gas
      2. salt
      3. electrolyte
      4. dipole
    10. Which of the following statements about chemical bonds is true?

      1. Covalent bonds are stronger than ionic bonds.
      2. Hydrogen bonds occur between two atoms of hydrogen.
      3. Bonding readily occurs between nonpolar and polar molecules.
      4. A molecule of water is unlikely to bond with an ion.
    11. The energy stored in a foot of snow on a steep roof is ________.
      1. potential energy
      2. kinetic energy
      3. radiant energy
      4. activation energy
    12. The bonding of calcium, phosphorus, and other elements produces mineral crystals that are found in bone. This is an example of a(n) ________ reaction.

      1. catabolic
      2. synthesis
      3. decomposition
      4. exchange
    13. AB→A+B is a general notation for a(n) ________ reaction.

      1. anabolic
      2. endergonic
      3. decomposition
      4. exchange
    14.  ________ reactions release energy.
      1. Catabolic
      2. Exergonic
      3. Decomposition
      4. Catabolic, exergonic, and decomposition
    15.  Which of the following combinations of atoms is most likely to result in a chemical reaction?
      1. hydrogen and hydrogen
      2. hydrogen and helium
      3. helium and helium
      4. neon and helium
    16. Chewing a bite of bread mixes it with saliva and facilitates its chemical breakdown. This is most likely due to the fact that ________.

      1. the inside of the mouth maintains a very high temperature
      2. chewing stores potential energy
      3. chewing facilitates synthesis reactions
      4. saliva contains enzymes
    17. CH4 is methane. This compound is ________.

      1. inorganic
      2. organic
      3. reactive
      4. a crystal
    18. Which of the following is most likely to be found evenly distributed in water in a homogeneous solution?

      1. sodium ions and chloride ions
      2. NaCl molecules
      3. salt crystals
      4. red blood cells
    19. Jenny mixes up a batch of pancake batter, then stirs in some chocolate chips. As she is waiting for the first few pancakes to cook, she notices the chocolate chips sinking to the bottom of the clear glass mixing bowl. The chocolate-chip batter is an example of a ________.

      1. solvent
      2. solute
      3. solution
      4. suspension
    20. A substance dissociates into K+ and Cl in solution. The substance is a(n) ________.

      1. acid
      2. base
      3. salt
      4. buffer
    21.  Ty is three years old and as a result of a “stomach bug” has been vomiting for about 24 hours. His blood pH is 7.48. What does this mean?
      1. Ty’s blood is slightly acidic.
      2. Ty’s blood is slightly alkaline.
      3. Ty’s blood is highly acidic.
      4. Ty’s blood is within the normal range
    22. C6H12Ois the chemical formula for a ________.

      1. polymer of carbohydrate
      2. pentose monosaccharide
      3. hexose monosaccharide
      4. all of the above
    23. What organic compound do brain cells primarily rely on for fuel?

      1. glucose
      2. glycogen
      3. galactose
      4. glycerol
    24.  Which of the following is a functional group that is part of a building block of proteins?
      1. phosphate
      2. adenine
      3. amino
      4. ribose
    25. A pentose sugar is a part of the monomer used to build which type of macromolecule?

      1. polysaccharides
      2. nucleic acids
      3. phosphorylated glucose
      4. glycogen
    26.  A phospholipid ________.
      1. has both polar and nonpolar regions
      2. is made up of a triglyceride bonded to a phosphate group
      3. is a building block of ATP
      4. can donate both cations and anions in solution
    27. In DNA, nucleotide bonding forms a compound with a characteristic shape known as a(n) ________.

      1. beta chain
      2. pleated sheet
      3. alpha helix
      4. double helix
    28. Uracil ________.

      1. contains nitrogen
      2. is a pyrimidine
      3. is found in RNA
      4. all of the above
    29.  The ability of an enzyme’s active sites to bind only substrates of compatible shape and charge is known as ________.
      1. selectivity
      2. specificity
      3. subjectivity
      4. specialty
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