Elements

Elements Trivia

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Which metallic element is the main component of steel?

Iron Click to see the answer

Which element is the basic material used in computer chips?

Silicon

Which gaseous element fills red tubular signs, used in advertising displays?

Neon

A golden anniversary represents how many years?

50

Which element is named after the founder of prestigious prizes for science and literature?

Nobelium

Breathing brings what gaseous element to every cell of the body?

Oxygen

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Which element has the chemical symbol Cu?

Copper Click to see the answer

Which element has the chemical symbol N?

Nitrogen

Which of these metallic elements is liquid at room temperature?

Mercury

Which element is named after the eighth planet in the Solar System?

Neptunium

How is aluminium known in North America?

Aluminum

Which element has the chemical symbol C?

Carbon

Which element is named after the most populous country in the EU?

Germanium

1848 and 1849 saw a rush of miners to California in search of what element?

Gold

Which element is named after the most populous state in the USA?

Californium

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A silver anniversary represents how many years?

25 Click to see the answer

Which gaseous element increases the pitch of a voice when inhaled?

Helium

A carbon dioxide molecule contains two atoms of what element?

Oxygen

Which element has the chemical symbol P?

Phosphorus

Which 1983 song by Spandau Ballet takes its name from a metallic element?

Gold

Which element has the chemical symbol Zn?

Zinc

In the Marvel Comic Universe, the superhero identity of Tony Stark has what element in his name?

Iron

The US five-cent coin takes its nickname from what element?

Nickel

Which element has the chemical symbol H?

Hydrogen

Which element has the chemical symbol O?

Oxygen

The elements scandium and thulium are both named after which region of Europe?

Scandinavia

Does carbon have a high melting point?

Yes, Extremely

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Which of these elements is *not* a metal?

Krypton Click to see the answer

Diamonds are made of what element?

Carbon

Which is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?

Mercury

Which element gets its name from the physicist who discovered X-rays?

Roentgenium

What is the chemical symbol for tin?

Sn

What is the main metallic element in chalk and other forms of limestone?

Calcium

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What is the chemical symbol for oxygen?

O Click to see the answer

Which element was the active ingredient in the first nuclear bombs?

Uranium

What is the chemical symbol for tungsten?

W

Table salt is a compound of sodium and which other element?

Chlorine

In which film do humans mine for the fictional element unobtainium?

Avatar

Which element is named after the winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics?

Einsteinium

Which element takes its name from the Latin for a river in Germany?

Rhenium

Which of these elements is a famous poison?

Arsenic

Which element takes its name from the Latin for a metal from Cyprus?

Copper

Which of these elements is most like carbon?

Silicon

What is the most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere?

Nitrogen

What is the chemical symbol for potassium?

K

Which element is used in batteries and also as a treatment for depression?

Lithium

The elements radium and polonium were discovered by which scientist?

Marie Curie

Which element takes its name from the Greek word for the moon?

Selenium

What is the chemical symbol for silver?

Ag

Which element takes its name from the Greek word for the sun?

Helium

What form of energy is stored in a battery?

Chemical

Which of these words, when the first letter is removed, becomes a chemical element?

Jargon

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Which element is named after the Latin word for France?

Gallium Click to see the answer

What is the lightest element?

Hydrogen

What do the elements in a period have the same number of?

Occupied shells

Which of these is an element?

Neon

Which of these is a noble gas?

Neon

Compounds of which chemical element are dealt with in Organic Chemistry?

Carbon

Which element is also known as brimstone?

Sulphur

Rubies and sapphires are oxides of which element?

Aluminium

Atoms in an element are what?

The same type

How many elements are liquid at room temperature?

2

Which element is named after the Japanese word for Japan?

Nihonium

Which metal impurity makes rubies red and emeralds green?

Chromium

Which gas smells like garlic?

Acetylene

At the start of the Universe, which element was the first to form?

Hydrogen

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