Lesson Worksheet: Chemical Properties of Metals and Nonmetals Science

In this worksheet, we will practice describing and comparing the chemical properties of metals and nonmetals.


What type of substance is formed when a nonmetal oxide dissolves in water?

  • AA hydroxide
  • BAn alkali
  • CA litmus solution
  • DA salt
  • EAn acid


Complete the following with the correct chemical formula of the product, or products, we get when carbon dioxide dissolves in water: CO+HO22

  • ACO+HCO22
  • BHCO23
  • CCO+H32
  • DCHO+O22
  • EO+H+C32


What gas is produced when a metal, such as magnesium, reacts with hydrochloric acid?

  • ACarbon dioxide
  • BChlorine
  • CSteam
  • DCarbon monoxide
  • EHydrogen


Aluminum oxide is a special type of oxide that reacts with acids and alkalis. What is the name of this type of oxide?

  • AAlkaline
  • BBasic
  • CAcidic
  • DAmphoteric
  • EBiphasic


Metals are known to react with water more vigorously than others. What is the name of the series that gives us information on how reactive metals are?

  • AThe reaction series
  • BThe metallic series
  • CThe acidity series
  • DThe reactivity series
  • EThe energy series


Which arrangement of chemicals shows the reaction between magnesium and hydrochloric acid?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


What color is violet litmus solution when added to the solution created when magnesium oxide is dissolved in water?

  • APink
  • BViolet
  • CBlue


Which of the following substances is formed when magnesium oxide dissolves in water?

  • AMagnesium carbonates
  • BMagnesium alkali
  • CMagnesium chloride
  • DMagnesium metal
  • EMagnesium hydroxide


What is the name of the compound that results when magnesium reacts with oxygen?

  • AMagnesium oxygen
  • BMagnesium oxide
  • COxide magnesium
  • DOxygen magnesium


Consider the following metals: silver, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.

Which of those metals is the most reactive?

  • AMagnesium
  • BSilver
  • CIron
  • DCalcium
  • ESodium

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