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Periodic Table Quiz I

  1. Name the Russian chemist that published the first recognizable periodic table in 1869?
  2. Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table because it has just one what in its nucleus?




  3. Which chemical element with the symbol Nd and atomic number 60 is a component in the alloys used to make high-strength magnets?
  4. Which element is unique in that it is known to form up to 10 million different compounds?
  5. In the periodic table, columns are called groups but what are the rows called?
  6. There are only two elements that are liquid at room temperature, mercury is one, can you name the other?
  7. Which is the symbol for sodium?
  8. What is the only letter not represented in the periodic table?
  9. True or false, 25 percent of the periodic table is composed of metals?
  10. Can you name the the only country in the world to be named after an element?

Answers:

  1. Dmitri Mendeleev
  2. One proton
  3. Neodymium
  4. Carbon
  5. Periods
  6. Bromine
  7. Na (the latin name for sodium is natrium)
  8. The letter 'J'
  9. False (almost 75% of the table is compoosed of metals)
  10. Argentina (argentum is the Latin word for silver (symbol Ag))



Periodic Table Quiz II

  1. What is the symbol for copper?
  2. Which element is the most reactive nonmetal in the periodic table?
  3. Which element was discovered in 1868 in the spectrum of the sun during a total solar eclipse?
  4. Which element's existence was first predicted by Mendeleev in 1871, who named it "eka-aluminium" because he knew it would go below aluminum on the periodic table?
  5. What is the element Technetium's main claim to fame?
  6. Which chemical element has the atomic number 4?
  7. Which chemical element has the symbol Se?
  8. What sort of gases are helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon?
  9. Which family of elements is in the left-most column of the periodic table?
  10. Which synthetic chemical element has the highest atomic number and highest atomic mass of all known elements?

Answers:

  1. Cu (the latin name for copper is cuprum)
  2. Flourine
  3. Helium
  4. Gallium (a soft, silvery metal used primarily in electronic circuits, semiconductors and LEDs)
  5. First element to be made artificially
  6. Beryllium
  7. Selenium
  8. Noble gases
  9. Alkali metals
  10. Oganesson



Periodic Table Quiz III

  1. Which element is named after the Scandinavian god of thunder?
  2. Which metal, discovered by the British chemist Smithson Tennant in 1803, is the heaviest metal of all?
  3. Which sort of metals occupy columns 3 through 12 of the periodic table and include titanium, copper, nickel, silver, platinum, and gold?
  4. Which chemical element, in group 18 of the periodic table and the third-most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere, gets its name from the Greek word meaning "lazy"?
  5. Which group in the periodic table consists of fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine?
  6. What name is given to any of the outermost electrons of an atom, which are located in electron shells?
  7. Which periodic series of metallic elements have atomic numbers 89 to 103, from actinium through to lawrencium?
  8. Since 2016, the periodic table has had how many confirmed elements?
  9. What name is given to a chemical element or substance possessing properties of both metals and non-metals?
  10. Which chemical element and gas has the atomic number 10?

Answers:

  1. Thorium (after Thor)
  2. Osmium
  3. Transition metals (or coinage metals)
  4. Argon
  5. Halogens
  6. Valence electrons
  7. Actinides
  8. 118
  9. Metalloid
  10. Neon