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CHEM 211, Exam #1

SECTION 1

1. How many valence electrons are there in CH3NO2?


A. 18 B. 24 C. 26 D. 36 E. 32

2. Which of the following molecules contains at least one double bond in its Lewis structure?
A. HCN B. Cl2 C. N2 D. H2O E. CO2

3. What is the formal charge on the oxygen of the compound shown below?

A. 0 B. -1 C. +1 D. +2 E. -2

4. What is the approximate bond angle in BF4-?


A. 90o B. 109.5o C. 120o D. 180o E. none of these

5. Which of the following atoms is the most electropositive?


A. O B. Al C. Na D. F E. N

6. Of the following atoms: C, O, N, F; which is the most electronegative?


A. C B. F C. O D. N

7. Which of the following compounds would you expect to have a polar covalent bond?
A. NaCl B. Cl2 C. CS2 D. H2 E. N2

8. Which of the following compounds would you expect to have the largest dipole moment?
A. CO2 B. CHCl3 C. CH4 D. CCl4 E. they all have equal dipole moments

9. For the molecule shown below, select the correct statement.

A. The bonding orbitals for atom a are sp3 and the bond angles around atom a are 180o.
B. The bonding orbitals for atom b are sp2 and the bond angles around atom b are 180o.
C. The bonding orbitals for atom b are sp2 and the bond angles around atom b are 109.5o.
D. The bonding orbitals for atom b are sp2 and the bond angles around atom b are 120o.
E,. The bonding orbitals for both atoms a and b are sp2.

10. What type hybridized orbitals are used to bond from carbon to the hydrogens atoms of CH3CH3?
A. sp B. sp3 C. sp2 D. sp4 E. sp5

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11. What type hybridized orbitals are used to bond from carbon to the hydrogens atoms of
H2C=CH2?
A. sp B. sp3 C. sp2 D. sp4 E. sp5

12. What is the chemical formula for this compound? ?


A. C6H9 B. C6H7 C. C6H8 D. C6H12
E. none of the above

13. Which of the following compounds has the molecular formula, C8H10? A

14. Which structure matches the chemical formula C6H10? A

15. What is the correct IUPAC name for the following compound?

A. 2-ethyl-6-methylheptane B. 3,6,8-trimethylnonane
C. 7-ethyl-2,4-dimehtyloctane D. 2,6-dimethyloctane
E. 2,3,4-trimethyloctane

16. Which isomer of pentane has the lowest boiling point?


A. Pentane B. 2-Methylbutane C. 2,2-Dimethylpropane
D. None, they all have the same boiling point

17. Arrange the following in terms for boiling points, i.e., highest boiling compound first and lowest
boiling compound last.

Heptane (I) 2,3-Dimethylpentane (II) 2,2,3-Trimethylbutane (III)

A. I > II > III B. I > III > II C. III > I > II D. III > II > I
E. they all have the same boiling point

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18. Select the correct statement about methylcyclohexane.


A. The chair conformer is the least stable conformer.
B. The boat conformer is the most stable conformer.
C. The boat and chair conformers are two different molecules of methylcyclohexane.
D. The methyl group of methylcyclohexane prefers to be in the equatorial position
and not the axial.
E. The methyl group of methylcyclohexane prefers to be in the axial position and
not the equatorial.

19. What is the IUPAC name for the following molecule ?


A. cis-1-bromo-4-methylcyclohexane B. trans-1-bromo-4-methylcyclohexane
C. cis-4-bromo-1-methylhexane D. trans-4-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane

20. Which of the follow represents the lowest energy conformer of trans-1,2-dimethylcyclohexane? B

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