Worksheet: Salts

In this worksheet, we will practice determining and interpreting the names of salts by identifying anions and cations and applying naming rules.

Q1:

Besides sulfur, which element is present in the sulfate anion?

  • AChlorine
  • BHydrogen
  • CSodium
  • DOxygen
  • ECarbon

Q2:

What is the name of the ion formed when an atom of sulfur gains two electrons?

  • ASulfone
  • BSulfide
  • CPersulfate
  • DSulfate
  • ESulfur

Q3:

What is the name of the ion formed when an atom of chlorine gains an electron?

  • AChlorine
  • BChloranion
  • CChloride
  • DChlorate
  • EPerchlorate

Q4:

Potassium dicyanoargentate(I) is used to make antiseptic compounds. What is the formula for potassium dicyanoargentate(I)?

  • A K [ A g C N ]
  • B K [ A g C N ] 2
  • C K [ A g C N ] 2
  • D K [ A g ( C N ) ] 2 2
  • E K [ A g ( C N ) ] 2

Q5:

What is the name of the salt K [ F e ( C O ) ] 3 2 4 3 ?

  • AIron(III) trioxalate tripotassium
  • BPotassium trioxalateiron(III)
  • CPotassium iron(III) tris(oxalate)
  • DPotassium tris(oxalate)ferrate(III)
  • ETripotassium trisoxalatoferrate(III)

Q6:

What is the name of the salt [ C o ( N H ) C l ] C l 3 5 2 ?

  • AChloropentaamminecobalt(III) chloride
  • BPentaaminechlorocobaltate(III) chloride
  • CPentaamminechlorocobalt(III) chloride
  • DChloropentaaminecobalt(III) chloride
  • EChloropentaamminecobaltate(III) chloride

Q7:

Zinc oxide reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce a salt. What is the name of the salt produced?

  • AZincide chloride
  • BZinc chloride
  • CZinc hydrochloride
  • DZinc chlorine
  • EChlorinated zinc

Q8:

What is the name of the compound with the formula B a S ?

  • ASulfur barium
  • BBaride sulfide
  • CSulfurous baride
  • DBaride sulfur
  • E Barium sulfide

Q9:

Sodium and chlorine react to produce a salt with the formula N a C l . What is the name of this salt?

  • ASodium chlorate
  • BSodium chlorine
  • CSodium chloronate
  • DSodium chlorite
  • ESodium chloride

Q10:

Aluminum reacts readily with liquid bromine to form a salt with the formula A l B r 3 . What is the name of this salt?

  • AAluminum bromine
  • BAluminide bromine
  • CAluminide bromide
  • DAluminum bromide
  • EBrominated aluminum

Q11:

What is the name of the compound with the formula M g O ?

  • AMagneside oxide
  • BMagnesium oxide
  • CMagneside oxygen
  • DManganese oxide
  • EMagnesium oxygen

Q12:

Salts can be made by reacting various metal compounds with acids. With which acid would sodium hydroxide react to produce sodium chloride?

  • AHydrochloric acid
  • BSulfurous acid
  • CNitric acid
  • DPhosphoric acid
  • ESulfuric acid

Q13:

Lithium and fluorine react to produce a salt with the formula L i F . What is the name of this salt?

  • AFluorine lithium
  • BFluoridated lithium
  • CLithium fluoride
  • DLithium fluorite
  • ELithium fluorine

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