Chemistry: Atoms First 2e

# Exercises

### 2.1Early Ideas in Atomic Theory

1 .

In the following drawing, the green spheres represent atoms of a certain element. The purple spheres represent atoms of another element. If the spheres of different elements touch, they are part of a single unit of a compound. The following chemical change represented by these spheres may violate one of the ideas of Dalton’s atomic theory. Which one?

2 .

Which postulate of Dalton’s theory is consistent with the following observation concerning the weights of reactants and products? When 100 grams of solid calcium carbonate is heated, 44 grams of carbon dioxide and 56 grams of calcium oxide are produced.

3 .

Identify the postulate of Dalton’s theory that is violated by the following observations: 59.95% of one sample of titanium dioxide is titanium; 60.10% of a different sample of titanium dioxide is titanium.

4 .

Samples of compound X, Y, and Z are analyzed, with results shown here.

CompoundDescriptionMass of CarbonMass of Hydrogen
Xclear, colorless, liquid with strong odor1.776 g0.148 g
Yclear, colorless, liquid with strong odor1.974 g0.329 g
Zclear, colorless, liquid with strong odor7.812 g0.651 g

Do these data provide example(s) of the law of definite proportions, the law of multiple proportions, neither, or both? What do these data tell you about compounds X, Y, and Z?

### 2.2Evolution of Atomic Theory

5 .

The existence of isotopes violates one of the original ideas of Dalton’s atomic theory. Which one?

6 .

How are electrons and protons similar? How are they different?

7 .

How are protons and neutrons similar? How are they different?

8 .

Predict and test the behavior of α particles fired at a “plum pudding” model atom.

(a) Predict the paths taken by α particles that are fired at atoms with a Thomson’s plum pudding model structure. Explain why you expect the α particles to take these paths.

(b) If α particles of higher energy than those in (a) are fired at plum pudding atoms, predict how their paths will differ from the lower-energy α particle paths. Explain your reasoning.

(c) Now test your predictions from (a) and (b). Open the Rutherford Scattering simulation and select the “Plum Pudding Atom” tab. Set “Alpha Particles Energy” to “min,” and select “show traces.” Click on the gun to start firing α particles. Does this match your prediction from (a)? If not, explain why the actual path would be that shown in the simulation. Hit the pause button, or “Reset All.” Set “Alpha Particles Energy” to “max,” and start firing α particles. Does this match your prediction from (b)? If not, explain the effect of increased energy on the actual paths as shown in the simulation.

9 .

Predict and test the behavior of α particles fired at a Rutherford atom model.

(a) Predict the paths taken by α particles that are fired at atoms with a Rutherford atom model structure. Explain why you expect the α particles to take these paths.

(b) If α particles of higher energy than those in (a) are fired at Rutherford atoms, predict how their paths will differ from the lower-energy α particle paths. Explain your reasoning.

(c) Predict how the paths taken by the α particles will differ if they are fired at Rutherford atoms of elements other than gold. What factor do you expect to cause this difference in paths, and why?

(d) Now test your predictions from (a), (b), and (c). Open the Rutherford Scattering simulation and select the “Rutherford Atom” tab. Due to the scale of the simulation, it is best to start with a small nucleus, so select “20” for both protons and neutrons, “min” for energy, show traces, and then start firing α particles. Does this match your prediction from (a)? If not, explain why the actual path would be that shown in the simulation. Pause or reset, set energy to “max,” and start firing α particles. Does this match your prediction from (b)? If not, explain the effect of increased energy on the actual path as shown in the simulation. Pause or reset, select “40” for both protons and neutrons, “min” for energy, show traces, and fire away. Does this match your prediction from (c)? If not, explain why the actual path would be that shown in the simulation. Repeat this with larger numbers of protons and neutrons. What generalization can you make regarding the type of atom and effect on the path of α particles? Be clear and specific.

### 2.3Atomic Structure and Symbolism

10 .

In what way are isotopes of a given element always different? In what way(s) are they always the same?

11 .

Write the symbol for each of the following ions:

(a) the ion with a 1+ charge, atomic number 55, and mass number 133

(b) the ion with 54 electrons, 53 protons, and 74 neutrons

(c) the ion with atomic number 15, mass number 31, and a 3− charge

(d) the ion with 24 electrons, 30 neutrons, and a 3+ charge

12 .

Write the symbol for each of the following ions:

(a) the ion with a 3+ charge, 28 electrons, and a mass number of 71

(b) the ion with 36 electrons, 35 protons, and 45 neutrons

(c) the ion with 86 electrons, 142 neutrons, and a 4+ charge

(d) the ion with a 2+ charge, atomic number 38, and mass number 87

13 .

Open the Build an Atom simulation and click on the Atom icon.

(a) Pick any one of the first 10 elements that you would like to build and state its symbol.

(b) Drag protons, neutrons, and electrons onto the atom template to make an atom of your element.
State the numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons in your atom, as well as the net charge and mass number.

(c) Click on “Net Charge” and “Mass Number,” check your answers to (b), and correct, if needed.

(d) Predict whether your atom will be stable or unstable. State your reasoning.

(e) Check the “Stable/Unstable” box. Was your answer to (d) correct? If not, first predict what you can do to make a stable atom of your element, and then do it and see if it works. Explain your reasoning.

14 .

Open the Build an Atom simulation

(a) Drag protons, neutrons, and electrons onto the atom template to make a neutral atom of Oxygen-16 and give the isotope symbol for this atom.

(b) Now add two more electrons to make an ion and give the symbol for the ion you have created.

15 .

Open the Build an Atom simulation

(a) Drag protons, neutrons, and electrons onto the atom template to make a neutral atom of Lithium-6 and give the isotope symbol for this atom.

(b) Now remove one electron to make an ion and give the symbol for the ion you have created.

16 .

Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in the following isotopes that are used in medical diagnoses:

(a) atomic number 9, mass number 18, charge of 1−

(b) atomic number 43, mass number 99, charge of 7+

(c) atomic number 53, atomic mass number 131, charge of 1−

(d) atomic number 81, atomic mass number 201, charge of 1+

(e) Name the elements in parts (a), (b), (c), and (d).

17 .

The following are properties of isotopes of two elements that are essential in our diet. Determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in each and name them.

(a) atomic number 26, mass number 58, charge of 2+

(b) atomic number 53, mass number 127, charge of 1−

18 .

Give the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in neutral atoms of each of the following isotopes:

(a) $510B510B$

(b) $80199Hg80199Hg$

(c) $2963Cu2963Cu$

(d) $613C613C$

(e) $3477Se3477Se$

19 .

Give the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in neutral atoms of each of the following isotopes:

(a) $37Li37Li$

(b) $52125Te52125Te$

(c) $47109Ag47109Ag$

(d) $715N715N$

(e) $1531P1531P$

20 .

Click on the site and select the “Mix Isotopes” tab, hide the “Percent Composition” and “Average Atomic Mass” boxes, and then select the element boron.

(a) Write the symbols of the isotopes of boron that are shown as naturally occurring in significant amounts.

(b) Predict the relative amounts (percentages) of these boron isotopes found in nature. Explain the reasoning behind your choice.

(c) Add isotopes to the black box to make a mixture that matches your prediction in (b). You may drag isotopes from their bins or click on “More” and then move the sliders to the appropriate amounts.

(d) Reveal the “Percent Composition” and “Average Atomic Mass” boxes. How well does your mixture match with your prediction? If necessary, adjust the isotope amounts to match your prediction.

(e) Select “Nature’s” mix of isotopes and compare it to your prediction. How well does your prediction compare with the naturally occurring mixture? Explain. If necessary, adjust your amounts to make them match “Nature’s” amounts as closely as possible.

21 .

Repeat Exercise 2.20 using an element that has three naturally occurring isotopes.

22 .

An element has the following natural abundances and isotopic masses: 90.92% abundance with 19.99 amu, 0.26% abundance with 20.99 amu, and 8.82% abundance with 21.99 amu. Calculate the average atomic mass of this element.

23 .

Average atomic masses listed by IUPAC are based on a study of experimental results. Bromine has two isotopes, 79Br and 81Br, whose masses (78.9183 and 80.9163 amu, respectively) and abundances (50.69% and 49.31%, respectively) were determined in earlier experiments. Calculate the average atomic mass of bromine based on these experiments.

24 .

Variations in average atomic mass may be observed for elements obtained from different sources. Lithium provides an example of this. The isotopic composition of lithium from naturally occurring minerals is 7.5% 6Li and 92.5% 7Li, which have masses of 6.01512 amu and 7.01600 amu, respectively. A commercial source of lithium, recycled from a military source, was 3.75% 6Li (and the rest 7Li). Calculate the average atomic mass values for each of these two sources.

25 .

The average atomic masses of some elements may vary, depending upon the sources of their ores. Naturally occurring boron consists of two isotopes with accurately known masses (10B, 10.0129 amu and 11B, 11.00931 amu). The actual atomic mass of boron can vary from 10.807 to 10.819, depending on whether the mineral source is from Turkey or the United States. Calculate the percent abundances leading to the two values of the average atomic masses of boron from these two countries.

26 .

The 18O:16O abundance ratio in some meteorites is greater than that used to calculate the average atomic mass of oxygen on earth. Is the average mass of an oxygen atom in these meteorites greater than, less than, or equal to that of a terrestrial oxygen atom?

### 2.4Chemical Formulas

27 .

Explain why the symbol for an atom of the element oxygen and the formula for a molecule of oxygen differ.

28 .

Explain why the symbol for the element sulfur and the formula for a molecule of sulfur differ.

29 .

Write the molecular and empirical formulas of the following compounds:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

30 .

Write the molecular and empirical formulas of the following compounds:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

31 .

Determine the empirical formulas for the following compounds:

(a) caffeine, C8H10N4O2

(b) sucrose, C12H22O11

(c) hydrogen peroxide, H2O2

(d) glucose, C6H12O6

(e) ascorbic acid (vitamin C), C6H8O6

32 .

Determine the empirical formulas for the following compounds:

(a) acetic acid, C2H4O2

(b) citric acid, C6H8O7

(c) hydrazine, N2H4

(d) nicotine, C10H14N2

(e) butane, C4H10

33 .

Write the empirical formulas for the following compounds:

(a)

(b)

34 .

Open the Build a Molecule simulation and select the “Larger Molecules” tab. Select an appropriate atom's “Kit” to build a molecule with two carbon and six hydrogen atoms. Drag atoms into the space above the “Kit” to make a molecule. A name will appear when you have made an actual molecule that exists (even if it is not the one you want). You can use the scissors tool to separate atoms if you would like to change the connections. Click on “3D” to see the molecule, and look at both the space-filling and ball-and-stick possibilities.

(a) Draw the structural formula of this molecule and state its name.

(b) Can you arrange these atoms in any way to make a different compound?

35 .

Use the Build a Molecule simulation to repeat Exercise 2.34, but build a molecule with two carbons, six hydrogens, and one oxygen.

(a) Draw the structural formula of this molecule and state its name.

(b) Can you arrange these atoms to make a different molecule? If so, draw its structural formula and state its name.

(c) How are the molecules drawn in (a) and (b) the same? How do they differ? What are they called (the type of relationship between these molecules, not their names)?

36 .

Use the Build a Molecule simulation to repeat Exercise 2.34, but build a molecule with three carbons, seven hydrogens, and one chlorine.

(a) Draw the structural formula of this molecule and state its name.

(b) Can you arrange these atoms to make a different molecule? If so, draw its structural formula and state its name.

(c) How are the molecules drawn in (a) and (b) the same? How do they differ? What are they called (the type of relationship between these molecules, not their names)?

37 .

Write a sentence that describes how to determine the number of moles of a compound in a known mass of the compound if we know its molecular formula.

38 .

Compare 1 mole of H2, 1 mole of O2, and 1 mole of F2.

(a) Which has the largest number of molecules? Explain why.

(b) Which has the greatest mass? Explain why.

39 .

Which contains the greatest mass of oxygen: 0.75 mol of ethanol (C2H5OH), 0.60 mol of formic acid (HCO2H), or 1.0 mol of water (H2O)? Explain why.

40 .

Which contains the greatest number of moles of oxygen atoms: 1 mol of ethanol (C2H5OH), 1 mol of formic acid (HCO2H), or 1 mol of water (H2O)? Explain why.

41 .

How are the molecular mass and the molar mass of a compound similar and how are they different?

42 .

Calculate the molar mass of each of the following compounds:

(a) hydrogen fluoride, HF

(b) ammonia, NH3

(c) nitric acid, HNO3

(d) silver sulfate, Ag2SO4

(e) boric acid, B(OH)3

43 .

Calculate the molar mass of each of the following:

(a) S8

(b) C5H12

(c) Sc2(SO4)3

(d) CH3COCH3 (acetone)

(e) C6H12O6 (glucose)

44 .

Calculate the empirical or molecular formula mass and the molar mass of each of the following minerals:

(a) limestone, CaCO3

(b) halite, NaCl

(c) beryl, Be3Al2Si6O18

(d) malachite, Cu2(OH)2CO3

(e) turquoise, CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8(H2O)4

45 .

Calculate the molar mass of each of the following:

(a) the anesthetic halothane, C2HBrClF3

(b) the herbicide paraquat, C12H14N2Cl2

(c) caffeine, C8H10N4O2

(d) urea, CO(NH2)2

(e) a typical soap, C17H35CO2Na

46 .

Determine the number of moles of compound and the number of moles of each type of atom in each of the following:

(a) 25.0 g of propylene, C3H6

(b) 3.06 $××$ 10−3 g of the amino acid glycine, C2H5NO2

(c) 25 lb of the herbicide Treflan, C13H16N2O4F (1 lb = 454 g)

(d) 0.125 kg of the insecticide Paris Green, Cu4(AsO3)2(CH3CO2)2

(e) 325 mg of aspirin, C6H4(CO2H)(CO2CH3)

47 .

Determine the mass of each of the following:

(a) 0.0146 mol KOH

(b) 10.2 mol ethane, C2H6

(c) 1.6 $××$ 10−3 mol Na2 SO4

(d) 6.854 $××$ 103 mol glucose, C6 H12 O6

(e) 2.86 mol Co(NH3)6Cl3

48 .

Determine the number of moles of the compound and determine the number of moles of each type of atom in each of the following:

(a) 2.12 g of potassium bromide, KBr

(b) 0.1488 g of phosphoric acid, H3PO4

(c) 23 kg of calcium carbonate, CaCO3

(d) 78.452 g of aluminum sulfate, Al2(SO4)3

(e) 0.1250 mg of caffeine, C8H10N4O2

49 .

Determine the mass of each of the following:

(a) 2.345 mol LiCl

(b) 0.0872 mol acetylene, C2H2

(c) 3.3 $××$ 10−2 mol Na2 CO3

(d) 1.23 $××$ 103 mol fructose, C6 H12 O6

(e) 0.5758 mol FeSO4(H2O)7

50 .

The approximate minimum daily dietary requirement of the amino acid leucine, C6H13NO2, is 1.1 g. What is this requirement in moles?

51 .

Determine the mass in grams of each of the following:

(a) 0.600 mol of oxygen atoms

(b) 0.600 mol of oxygen molecules, O2

(c) 0.600 mol of ozone molecules, O3

52 .

A 55-kg woman has 7.5 $××$ 10−3 mol of hemoglobin (molar mass = 64,456 g/mol) in her blood. How many hemoglobin molecules is this? What is this quantity in grams?

53 .

Determine the number of atoms and the mass of zirconium, silicon, and oxygen found in 0.3384 mol of zircon, ZrSiO4, a semiprecious stone.

54 .

Determine which of the following contains the greatest mass of hydrogen: 1 mol of CH4, 0.6 mol of C6H6, or 0.4 mol of C3H8.

55 .

Determine which of the following contains the greatest mass of aluminum: 122 g of AlPO4, 266 g of Al2Cl6, or 225 g of Al2S3.

56 .

Diamond is one form of elemental carbon. An engagement ring contains a diamond weighing 1.25 carats (1 carat = 200 mg). How many atoms are present in the diamond?

57 .

The Cullinan diamond was the largest natural diamond ever found (January 25, 1905). It weighed 3104 carats (1 carat = 200 mg). How many carbon atoms were present in the stone?

58 .

One 55-gram serving of a particular cereal supplies 270 mg of sodium, 11% of the recommended daily allowance. How many moles and atoms of sodium are in the recommended daily allowance?

59 .

A certain nut crunch cereal contains 11.0 grams of sugar (sucrose, C12H22O11) per serving size of 60.0 grams. How many servings of this cereal must be eaten to consume 0.0278 moles of sugar?

60 .

A tube of toothpaste contains 0.76 g of sodium monofluorophosphate (Na2PO3F) in 100 mL.

(a) What mass of fluorine atoms in mg was present?

(b) How many fluorine atoms were present?

61 .

Which of the following represents the least number of molecules?

(a) 20.0 g of H2O (18.02 g/mol)

(b) 77.0 g of CH4 (16.06 g/mol)

(c) 68.0 g of CaH2 (42.09 g/mol)

(d) 100.0 g of N2O (44.02 g/mol)

(e) 84.0 g of HF (20.01 g/mol)

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