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?

  • ASodium
  • BHydrogen
  • CChlorine
  • DCarbon
  • EOxygen

Q2:

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

  • ASulfate
  • BPersulfate
  • CSulfide
  • DSulfur
  • ESulfone

Q3:

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

  • APerchlorate
  • BChlorate
  • CChloride
  • DChloranion
  • EChlorine

Q4:

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

  • AK[AgCN]2
  • BK[Ag(CN)]2
  • CK[Ag(CN)]22
  • DK[AgCN]2
  • EK[AgCN]

Q5:

What is the name of the salt K[Fe(CO)]3243?

  • APotassium iron(III) tris(oxalate)
  • BPotassium trioxalateiron(III)
  • CIron(III) trioxalate tripotassium
  • DPotassium tris(oxalato)ferrate(III)
  • ETripotassium trisoxalatoferrate(III)

Q6:

What is the name of the salt [Co(NH)Cl]Cl352?

  • AChloropentaamminecobalt(III) chloride
  • BPentaaminechlorocobaltate(III) chloride
  • CChloropentaaminecobalt(III) chloride
  • DPentaamminechlorocobalt(III) chloride
  • EChloropentaamminecobaltate(III) chloride

Q7:

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

  • AZinc chlorine
  • BZinc hydrochloride
  • CZinc chloride
  • DChlorinated zinc
  • EZincide chloride

Q8:

What is the name of the compound with the formula BaS?

  • ABarium sulfide
  • BBaride sulfide
  • CSulfurous baride
  • DSulfur barium
  • EBaride sulfur

Q9:

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

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

Q10:

Aluminum reacts readily with liquid bromine to form a salt with the formula AlBr3. What is the name of this salt?

  • AAluminide bromine
  • BAluminum bromide
  • CBrominated aluminum
  • DAluminum bromine
  • EAluminide bromide

Q11:

What is the name of the compound with the formula MgO?

  • AMagneside oxygen
  • BMagnesium oxide
  • CManganese oxide
  • DMagneside 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?

  • ASulfurous acid
  • BNitric acid
  • CSulfuric acid
  • DPhosphoric acid
  • EHydrochloric acid

Q13:

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

  • AFluoridated lithium
  • BLithium fluorite
  • CFluorine lithium
  • DLithium fluorine
  • ELithium fluoride

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