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General F008: Acids and bases

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  • The following questions are multiple choice; clearly circle the answer which you think is the most appropriate. These questions are for self-testing only, and are not suitable for assignments or exams.

    1. In the following reaction, which compound is acting as the acid?

    H2SO4 + 2NaOH ---> Na2SO4 + 2H2O

    A H2SO4
    B NaOH
    C Na2SO4
    D H2O

     

    2. In the following reaction, which compound is acting as the base?

    Ca(OH)2 + 2 HCl ---> CaCl2 + 2 H2O

    A Ca(OH)2
    B HCl
    C CaCl2
    D H2O

     

    3. When sodium acetate (CH3COONa) is treated with hydrochloric acid it produces sodium chloride and acetic acid (CH3COOH).

    CH3COONa + HCl ---> NaCl + CH3COOH

    This indicates that:

    A Hydrochloric acid is acting as a base in this reaction.
    B Sodium chloride is acting as a base in this reaction.
    C Hydrochloric acid is a stronger acid than acetic acid.
    D Sodium acetate is a weaker base than sodium chloride.

     

    Answers:

    1. A

    2. A

    3. C