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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?




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?




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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