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Mini-Quiz: Structure of the Atom

by Ron Kurtus (revised 30 June 2007)

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



1. What are some newer models of the atom?

Electron cloud and String theory

Quantum and Uncertainty theories

Bohr's Solar system model

2. If the Carbon nucleus has 6 protons, how many neutrons would it most likely have?

Carbon has no neutrons

2 neutrons

6 or more neutrons

3. Oxygen has 8 protons in its nucleus. How many electrons does it have?

8, because the number of electrons equals the number or protons

16, because there are also 8 neutrons in the nucleus

Oxygen does not have any electrons, because it is air

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