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Mini-Quiz: Order of Elements in a Chemical Formula

by Ron Kurtus (revised 16 September 2015)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is the formula for glucose, which has 6 oxygen, 6 carbon and 12 hydrogen atoms?

O6C6H12

C6O6H12

C6H12O6

2. Why is potassium chloride (KCl) not chloride potassium (ClK)?

It is ClK, because they are in alphabetical order

The ions in a solution are K+ and Cl

There is no combination of potassium and chloride

3. What is the formula for chloric acid?

O3ClH

ClO3H

HClO3

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Chemistry. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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