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The First Ten Multiple Choice

Usually, the first ten multiple choice questions are broken down into theme questions. These theme questions draw from different topics thoughout the year. Here is a sample of what I mean:

Questions 1-4

(A) Dispersion Forces
(B) Ionic Bonding
(C) Covalent Bonding
(D) Metallic Bonding
(E) Network Covalent Bonding

1. Diamond exhibits this kind of bonding

2. This kind of bonding is prevalent in hydrocarbons.

3. Table salt exhibits this kind of bonding

4. Solids exhibiting this kind of bonding are great electrical conductors.

Questions 5-8

(A) Free energy change
(B) Entropy Change
(C) Heat of Vaporization
(D) Heat of Fusion
(E) Heat Capacity

5. When a substance condenses, this is the energy that is given off.

6. If this is negative, then a process is spontaneous.

7. If this is positive, there is less disorder in a system.

8. When a substance melts, this energy is taken in.

See what I mean? In a lot of review guides, these questions tend to be stuff about specific polyatomic ions (i.e the colors they give in solution or electron configurations). This past year, one of the topics they tested us on electronic configurations, sort of like this:

Questions 1-4

(A) 1s12s22p63s25p6
(B) 1s12s22p4
(C) 1s12s22p6
(D) 1s12s22p63s24d105p6
(E) 1s12s22p63s14d10

1. This electronic configuration is impossible.

2. This is the electron configuration for oxygen.

3. This is the electron configuration for zinc.

4. The least reactive element.

These weren't the exact questions, but it was something like this. My best suggestion for studying for these first couple of questions is to review the properties of certain polyatomic ions and general ions (F-, Cl-, S-, O-, all of those). Unfortunately, these aren't easy to just study; most of these are from labs that you do in AP Chem.

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