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Written Assignment 2: Atomic Structure and Chemical Compounds

Answer all assigned questions and problems, and show all work. 

1. What is the mass number of an iron atom that has 28 neutrons? (3 points)

(Reference: Chang 2.13)

2. Calculate the number of neutrons of 239Pu. (3 points)

(Reference: Chang 2.14)

3. Write the appropriate symbol for each of the following isotopes: (a) Z = 11, A = 23; (b) Z = 28, A = 64 (6 points)

 (Reference: Chang 2.17)

4. Define, with two examples, the following terms: (8 points)

a. Alkali metals- 

b. Alkaline earth metal- 

c. Halogens- 

d. Noble gases- 

(Reference: Chang 2.22)

5. Identify the following as elements or compounds: (5 points)

a. NH3-

b. N2- 

c. CO- 

d. Co- 

e. He- 

6. Give the numbers of protons and electrons in each of the following: (14 points)

(a) Na+- 

(b)  Ca2+- 

(c)  Al3+-

(d) I–,  

(e) O2 – – 

(f) N3– –

(g)  He- 

7. Write the molecular formula of glycine, an amino acid present in proteins.   Carbon = 2 atoms  Hydrogen = 5 atoms  Nitrogen = 1 atom  Oxygen = 2 atoms. (3 points)

(Reference: Chang 2.47)

8. Which of the following compounds are likely to be ionic? Which are likely to be molecular? (6 points)

a. SiCl4 – 

b. LiF-

c. BaCl2- – 

d. B2H6 – 

e. KCl – 

f. C2H4  – 

(Reference: Chang 2.49)

9. What is the difference between inorganic compounds and organic compounds? (4 points)

(Reference: Chang 2.51)

10. Name the following compounds. (22 points)

a. Na2CrO4 – 

b. K2HPO4 – 

c. HBr (gas)- 

d. HBr (in water)- 

e. Li2CO3- 

f. K2Cr2O7 – 

g. FeO –  

h. PF3- 

i. NH4NO2 –

j. Al(OH)3 – 

k. TiCl4 – 

l. CuSO4 ⋅ 5H2O –

11. Write the formulas for the following compounds: (18 points)

a. rubidium nitrite- 

b. potassium sulfide- 

c. calcium hydrogen phosphate- 

d. iodine heptafluoride- 

e. ammonium sulfate- 

f. copper (II) nitrite-

g. calcium hydroxide- 

h. dihydrogen sulfide– 

i. sodium hydride- 

12. The following table gives the number of electrons, protons, and neutrons in atoms or ions of four elements, identified only as A, B, C, and D. Write the isotopic symbol for each element. (8 points)

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