Australian Version: General Chemistry
Lead Author(s): FRANKLIN OW
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Australian Version - General Chemistry features over 1500 interactive questions, a complete solution key, embedded videos, automatic grading, and full customizability.
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1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.
What is the chemical symbol for Sodium?
2) Word Answer: Just type in your answer into the textbox.
What is the common name for the compound HO?
3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.
How many atoms are in a mol? Use "E" for scientific notation. For example, the number 2.1 x 10 would be written as 2.1E6
4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left hand column, and then click on its match in the right hand column to align them.
Match the phases of matter with their correct examples.
5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by a picture. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed.
Click on the box that represents Nitrogen
6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.
Sort the Nobel Prize winners from oldest (bottom) to most recent (top)
Ernest Rutherford - 1908
Fritz Haber -1918
Marie Curie - 1911
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