ch. 1, 2, 22, & MS  chem foundation; atoms, molecules, ions; organic- / bio- chem             60 points                               AP chemistry

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In problems involving any calculation, show your work in an organized manner, include (i) any relevant equation (or formula), (ii) conversion factor(s), (iii) put the proper units in your calculations and answer, and (iv) have the proper number of significant figures in your answer.

1. In regards to mass spectroscopy,  [10 points; hint:  it’s your weekly quiz problem]

2. Briefly describe how the mass spectrometer works.  [4 points]

3. Determine the average atomic mass of zinc based on the below information.  [6 points]

ms     ms_data table

4. Sketch the structural formula of __  with a methyl group(s).  [8 points]

a. Carboxylic acid

b. Amine

c. Ether

d. Aldehyde

5. Sketch a dipeptide  [10 points]

a. point out the peptide bond [4 points]

b. label the side chains in the amino acids as R1 and R2, which corresponds to the amino- and carboxyl- ends, respectively.  [6 points]

6. Fill-in the below table; [21 points; it’s your weekly quiz problem]

a. chemical name / chemical formula  [8 points]


Chemical name

Chemical formula

Barium phosphate




Ammonium sulfide




b. atom / ion composition [13 points]



# protons

# neutrons

# electrons


Atomic mass

















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7. Fill-in the blank.  [10 points; it’s your weekly quiz]

a. 275 cm  =  ___ m

b. rate 

c. 275 °C =  ___ K

d. 785 K  =  ____  °C

8.  Write the number, 0.0003010, in scientific notation:  __________________   [1 points]