Chapter 11 Reading Guide                                                     Name ____________________________________


Section 11.1

  1. What will you learn about the Hindenburg this chapter?
  2. Give two examples of reactions that occur around you.
  3. What happens in a chemical reaction?
  4. What does a chemical reaction convey?
  5. What does the arrow in an equation translate as?
  6. What is a word equation?
  7. Give an example of a word equation.
  8. What is a chemical equation?
  9. What is a skeleton equation?
  10. How do you indicate the physical state of the substances?
  11. What is a catalyst?
  12. Where is the formula for a catalyst written?
  13. What is wrong with an unbalanced equation?
  14. What are coefficients?
  15. What is a balanced equation?
  16. What did Dalton say happened in a reaction?
  17. How do you write a balanced equation?
  18. Summarize the rules for writing and balancing equations.


Section 11.2

  1. List the five general types of reaction.
  2. What is another name for a combination reaction?
  3. How many reactants and how many products in a combination reaction?
  4. What happens when a group A metal combines with a nonmetal?
  5. What two types of elements can combine to form more than one possible product?
  6. How many reactants and how many products in a decomposition reaction?
  7. When can you predict the products of a decomposition reaction?
  8. What are the reactants and products in a single replacement reaction?
  9. What determines whether one metal will replace another?
  10. How does the activity of the halogens vary?
  11. What are the reactants and products in a double replacement reaction?
  12. Where do double replacement reactions happen?
  13. What three things must be true for a double replacement reaction to happen?
  14. What are the reactants and products in a combustion reaction?
  15. What is the difference between complete and incomplete combustion?
  16. Why are hydrocarbons important as fuels?
  17. How can you predict the type of reaction?


Section 11.3

  1. How do stalactites and stalagmites form?
  2. What is an aqueous solution?
  3. What happens to most ionic compounds in water?
  4. What is a complete ionic equation?
  5. Which ions are eliminated?
  6. What is a spectator ion?
  7. What is the net ionic equation?
  8. What do you have to balance in net ionic equations?
  9. What is a precipitate?
  10. What determines whether a precipitate will form?
  11. What does Table 11.3 tell you?