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Chapter 5: Matter in Solution

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  1.What is Richard Zsigmondy credited with inventing?  
  a.   colloids  
  b.   colored glass  
  c.   the ultramicroscope  
  d.   filter paper  
  2.What happens when more solute is added to a saturated solution?  
  a.   The solution becomes unsaturated.  
  b.   The solution has to make more room for particles.  
  c.   There is less room for the particles in the solution.  
  d.   No more solute can dissolve.  
  3.The term used to describe the amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of solvent is __________.  
  a.   absorbency  
  b.   solvency  
  c.   solubility  
  d.   solution  
  4.How do shaking and stirring affect dissolution rate?  
  a.   The dissolution rate increases.  
  b.   The dissolution rate decreases.  
  c.   The dissolution rate is unaffected by shaking and stirring.  
  d.   The rate increases for dissolving and solid in a liquid, but decreases for dissolving a gas in a liquid.  
  5.What is a term used to describe a mixture of tiny particles that are evenly mixed and do not settle out?  
  a.   solvent  
  b.   solution  
  c.   solute  
  d.   sea water  
  6.Which of the following best describes sea water as a solution?  
  a.   The solvent is water and the solute is sodium chloride.  
  b.   The solute is water and the solvent is sodium chloride.  
  c.   The solvent is salt and the solute is water and sodium.  
  d.   The solvent is sea water and the solute is water and sodium.  
  7.What is a colloid?  
  a.   A colloid is a kind of solution.  
  b.   A colloid is a kind of solvent.  
  c.   A colloid is a kind of mixture.  
  d.   A colloid is a kind of suspension.  
  8.Which of the following correctly describes a solute and a solvent?  
  a.   A solute dissolves a solvent.  
  b.   A solute is dissolved in a solvent.  
  c.   A solvent is dissolved in a solute.  
  d.   All of the above  
  9.How is a colloid different than a suspension?  
  a.   Particles are homogeneous in a colloid, but heterogeneous in a suspension.  
  b.   Particles will scatter light in a suspension, but not in a colloid.  
  c.   Colloids are solutions, suspensions are not.  
  d.   Suspensions can be separated using filter paper, colloids can not.  
  10.What happens to the amount of oxygen dissolved in the ocean's surface as the water is warmed by Earth's atmosphere?  
  a.   The amount of oxygen in the water remains unchanged.  
  b.   The amount of oxygen in the water increases.  
  c.   The amount of oxygen in the water decreases.  
  d.   Fish in the water need oxygen to survive.  

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