Welcome, budding chemists and atomic aficionados! Are you ready to dive into the elementary world of chemistry? We promise this quiz won’t be boron at all! In fact, it’s sure to get a reaction out of you. So, don your thinking capsule, and let’s get down to the solution of these trivia questions. It’s Au-some fun waiting to happen!
1. Who is known as the father of modern chemistry?
2. Which element has the symbol ‘Au’?
3. What element, used in matches, causes it to be able to a “strike anywhere”?
4. Which element is represented by the symbol ‘K’?
5. Which gas is the most abundant in Earth’s atmosphere?
6. Which is the lightest element in the periodic table?
7. What is the hardest naturally occurring substance?
8. What is the common name for H2O2?
9. Which element is mainly used in the making of computer chips?
10. Which chemical has the formula CH3COOH?
11. What is the main component of natural gas?
12. Which metal used in older thermometers is a liquid at room temperature?
13. What is the most reactive metal in the periodic table?
14. Which gas gives the characteristic smell to rotten eggs?
15. What is the sweetest naturally occurring substance?
16. What gas is used to fill balloons to make them float?
17. Which acid is found in lemons and oranges?
18. Which metal is the best conductor of electricity?
19. What is the primary substance in photochromic lenses that makes them darken in sunlight?
20. Which element’s name is derived from the Greek word for “sun”?
21. What element gives the blue color to fireworks?
22. What chemical is known as the “King of Chemicals”?
23. What is the chemical symbol for Zinc?
24. Which gas is the primary cause of acid rain?
25. Which element has the highest melting point?
26. Which chemical is found in chalk, limestone, and eggshells ?
27. Where can sodium fluoride be found in a typical home?
28. Which shiny metal alloy is known for its ability to resist corrosion?
29. Which gas is a major greenhouse gas, but also vital for life on earth?
30. Which is the only planet named after an element?
31. What is the chemical symbol for Lead?
32. Which common acid was known as “Oil of Vitriol”?
33. What element needs to react with iron to form rust?
34. What is the most abundant metal in Earth’s crust?
35. Which chemical is also known as “caustic soda” or “lye”?
36. What is the common name for sodium chloride?
37. Which element is commonly used to treat hypothyroidism?
38. Syn-Propanethial-S-Oxide, present in onions causes what reaction in humans?
39. Which gas is responsible for the fizz in sodas?
40. What is the primary gas in neon signs?
41. Which element has the highest atomic number?
42. What is NH3 commonly known as?
43. Which gas is responsible for the ozone layer?
44. What chemical is known as the “universal solvent”?
45. What is the pH of pure water at 25°C?
46. What is the most abundant compound in the human body?
47. Which element causes a pencil to make marks?
48. Which element is named after a dwarf planet?
49. Which gas has the unique property of glowing when an electric current passes through it?
50. Which element has the symbol ‘Fe’?
51. What color flame does sodium produce when burnt?
52. Which is the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth’s crust?
53. Which element is used in the making of photographic film?
54. What substance is the main component of the shells of shellfish?
55. Which gas is also known as “laughing gas”?
56. The first column of metals in the periodic table can be cut with a knife due to their softness. They are known as the _____.
57. Who discovered the most elements in the periodic table?
58. Who came up with the periodic table?
59. Which mineral element gives red color to fireworks?
60. Which element is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland?
61. What is the chemical name for baking soda?
62. What is the primary substance that makes chili peppers hot?
63. Which element has the symbol ‘Cu’?
64. What element is naturally-occurring diamond made of?
65. Which element is a halogen and is used as an antiseptic?
66. Ethylene glycol is used as a coolant in cars. What is the common name for it?
67. What substance is commonly referred to as “quicklime”?
68. What substance, commonly found in nail polish remover, has the formula C3H6O?
69. Which element is vital for hemoglobin in blood to carry oxygen?
70. A variant of an element that has the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons is known as what.
71. Which acid is the main component of vinegar?
72. What three things must be present for a fire to start or keep burning?
73. Which toxic gas was used as a chemical weapon during World War I?
74. What substance, used in many energy drinks, is also naturally found in tea leaves?
75. Which element is the main component of bronze alloy?
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