Answers to Figure Legend Questions
- 1 Potassium gives up an electron.
- 6 By sharing four pairs of electrons, the carbon and the two oxygens each have eight valence electrons, fulfilling the octet rule.
- 8 Since water molecules cling together, they vibrate less freely than do molecules of a nonpolar liquid, and it requires more heat to get water to boil.
- 13 Decomposition.
- 26 No, the amount of energy released (the difference in energy content between the reactants and products) is the same with or without an enzyme.
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