This document includes six different versions of an acid and base quiz, all six quiz keys, and one compilation quiz key with all six quiz answers on one sheet. The quiz should take anywhere between 10 - 15 minutes depending on the skill level of your students. Each quiz has 18 questions - 10 questions where the student is given a name and must write the formula and 8 questions where the student is given a formula and must write the name.
Content Covered on Quiz:
The quiz covers 36 common acids and bases taught in general chemistry. Many cations were chosen because of their application when teaching solubility rules (i.e. lead, silver, mercury).
The quizzes cover the following 18 common acids - HF, HCl, HBr, HI, H2S, HNO3, HNO2, HClO, HClO2, HClO3, HClO4, H2SO4, H2SO3, H3PO4, H3PO3, H2CO3, HC2H3O2, and HCN.
The quizzes cover the following 18 common bases - LiOH, NaOH, KOH, RbOH, CsOH, Be(OH)2, Mg(OH)2, Ca(OH)2, Sr(OH)2, Ba(OH)2, Al(OH)3, Hg2(OH)2, Hg(OH)2, Zn(OH)2, AgOH, Pb(OH)4, Pb(OH)2, and NH4OH.
Suggested Grading (See PREVIEW for Reference):
For the name to formula section, students can receive two points for a completely correct formula, one point for an incorrect formula, or zero points for no attempt.
For the formula to name section, students can receive two points for a completely correct name (including spelling), one point for an incorrect name, or zero points for no attempt.
This would make the entire quiz out of 36 points. Take how many points a student gets and divide it by the total points possible to get a percentage grade out of 100. (Example: Student Points Earned = 32, Student Points Possible = 36, Percentage Grade = 32/36 x 100 = 89%)
I have found that this grading system works best because it encourages students to attempt every question. Even if students are completely wrong on every question, they can at least get a 50% which looks a lot better than making a 0%. Also, if a student makes no attempt, parent-teacher conferences are more in your favor because you can ask a student why they chose to not even try to answer a question to get partial credit.
To Save Paper:
Print out two quizzes per sheet of paper (one on the left and one on the right). This document contains 12-point Times New Roman Font which will remain easy for students to read once shrunk.
*All quizzes are fully customizable and any acids and bases you don't cover can be removed and replaced with those that you are.