Chemistry: Metals

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Chemistry: Metals.

1. Around what percentage of elements in the Periodic Table are considered metals?
a. 5%
b. 10%
c. 25%
d. 50%
e. 75%

2. Most metals are malleable. What does this mean?
a. They are strong and hard
b. They are solids at room temperature
c. They can be shaped without breaking or cracking
d. They will turn into another element over time
e. They conduct electricity

3. Which of the following elements is not considered a metal?
a. Gold
b. Potassium
c. Silver
d. Sodium
e. All of the above are metals

4. What are alloys?
a. Non-metal elements
b. Metals made from two or more elements
c. Metals made with a single element
d. All of the above
e. None of the Above

5. What two elements are used to make bronze?
a. Tin and copper
b. Iron and copper
c. Iron and carbon
d. Aluminum and silicon
e. None, bronze is an element

6. What are rocks containing metal called?
a. Elements
b. Alloys
c. Nuggets
d. Ore
e. Conductors

7. True or False: Metals are generally good conductors of electricity, but not good conductors of heat.

8. What is smelting?
a. The process of combining two elements to make an alloy
b. The process of finding metal in mines
c. The process of separating metal and rock using high temperatures
d. All of the above
e. None of the Above

9. What metal is the best conductor of electricity?
a. Gold
b. Copper
c. Iron
d. Platinum
e. Silver

10. Which of the following measurements in karats represents 100% pure gold?
a. 100 karat
b. 50 karat
c. 24 karat
d. 16 karat
e. 8 karat

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