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Chemistry of Solutions Review Questions
Free multiple choice and true/false questions designed to help students practice and test their understanding of the
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1. Define the terms solute, solvent and solution.
2. Water has some properties that make it unique. Explain what is so special about water, chemically, with respect to its bonding behavior and physical properties?
3. Define hydrophilic and hydrophobic.
4. A solution can be homogeneous or heterogeneous. Define these terms and explain what characteristics of the solute and solvent would result in a solution being homogeneous or heterogeneous.
5. Is the covalent bond that holds a water molecule together polar or non-polar? Explain.
6. Define, and understand the difference between cohesion and adhesion.
7. Explain the "like dissolves like" rule and give a polar solubility and non-polar solubility example.
8. Water is called the “universal solvent” because it is very god at dissolving many different solutes. But water does not dissolve all substances. Explain what kinds of solutes dissolve in water and what kind do not. (In your answer, correctly use the terms: “polar solute”, “ionic compound”, “hydrophilic”, homogeneous”, “non-polar substance”, “hydrophobic”, “heterogeneous” and “Like Dissolves Like.”)
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