Atoms and Molecules Quiz

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What is the smallest particle of a chemical element?

Atom

What is formed when atoms chemically bond together?

Molecule

What is the basic unit of matter?

Atom

What is a molecule?

A group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds

Which type of molecule consists of atoms of one chemical element?

Homonuclear molecule

What is a heteronuclear molecule?

A chemical compound composed of more than one element

In the kinetic theory of gases, what does the term 'molecule' refer to?

Any gaseous particle regardless of its composition

Who contributed to the study of molecules and their bonds in the 17th century?

Robert Boyle

Study Notes

Atomic Structure

  • The smallest particle of a chemical element is an atom.
  • An atom is the basic unit of matter.

Molecular Structure

  • When atoms chemically bond together, they form a molecule.
  • A molecule is a group of atoms that are chemically bonded together.
  • A molecule that consists of atoms of one chemical element is called a homonuclear molecule.
  • A heteronuclear molecule is a molecule that consists of atoms of different chemical elements.

Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • In the kinetic theory of gases, the term 'molecule' refers to a group of atoms that are bonded together and behave as a single unit.

Historical Contributions

  • In the 17th century, significant contributions to the study of molecules and their bonds were made by Robert Boyle.

Test your knowledge of the building blocks of matter with this quiz on atoms and molecules. Explore the basic unit of matter, the smallest particle of a chemical element, and what happens when atoms chemically bond. Ideal for science enthusiasts and students studying chemistry.

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