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Elementary, my dear Watson

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Elementary my dear Watson game quiz
"This is a brief tour of the periodic table, testing your knowledge of the elements."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. This is one of only two elements liquid at room temperature, and was mostly used in developing photographic films. What element has the chemical symbol Br?
    Bromine
    Beryllium
    Boron
    Barium


2. This is the fourth most common element in the earth's crust. Learning to smelt it from its ores was a major step forward in the development of human civilization. What element has the chemical symbol Fe?
    Iron
    Francium
    Fluorine
    Lead


3. This is the lightest metal, used in some batteries and psychiatric medication. What element has the chemical symbol Li?
    Lanthanum
    Potasssium
    Lipid
    Lithium


4. This is a grey solid usually classed as a semi-metal. It has a highly poisonous oxide which has been identified as a possible cause of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. What element has the chemical symbol As?
    Antimony
    Astatine
    Arsenic
    Argon


5. This is a hard metal, usually used in small proportions in steel alloys, especially for permanent magnets. Anhydrous salts of this metal are often bright blue and used as pigments. What element has the chemical symbol Co?
    Carbon
    Chromium
    Cobalt
    Copper


6. This is a gas that forms the largest proportion of our atmosphere, and is one of the four main component elements of all amino acids. What element has the chemical symbol N?
    Neurofen
    Nitrogen
    Niobium
    Sodium


7. And now we go in reverse. What is the chemical symbol for the element Silver?
    Sn
    Ag
    Sr
    Ar


8. What is the chemical symbol for Potassium?
    P
    K
    Po
    Mn


9. What is the chemical symbol for Lead?
    Pb
    Lp
    La
    Pd


10. What do the following elements have in common: Yttrium (Y), Ytterbium (Yb), Terbium (Tb) and Erbium (Er)?
    They were discovered by Danish scientist Lars Ytterban, the most by any single scientist
    They are named after the Swedish village Ytterby
    They all have space for three electrons in their outermost shell
    All their common compounds are deep rose pink in colour


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