Chemical Symbols Ultimate MCQ: Quiz

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The periodic table is a collection of elements which classifies in a way that will help us to better understand chemical reactions. There is no chance that anyone who has undertaken chemistry can pass without understanding it. So, do you? Take this quiz on the periodic table of elements and get to find out whether you need to review it before the next class or properly understand it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Ar the symbol for?

    • A.

      Argon

    • B.

      Magnesium

    • C.

      Neon

    • D.

      Aluminium

    • E.

      Fluorine

    Correct Answer
    A. Argon
    Explanation
    Argon is a chemical element with the symbol Ar. It is a noble gas and is the third-most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere. Argon is used in various applications, such as in light bulbs, lasers, and as a protective gas in welding. Therefore, the symbol "Ar" represents the element argon.

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  • 2. 

     What is the symbol for Carbon?

    • A.

      Ca

    • B.

      C

    • C.

      Na

    • D.

      Mg

    Correct Answer
    B. C
    Explanation
    The symbol for Carbon is C.

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  • 3. 

    How many elements are named after planets? 

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Mercury (Hg), Uranium (U), Neptunium (Np), and Plutonium (Pu) are the four elements in the periodic table that are named after planets. Mercury is named after the planet Mercury, Uranium after Uranus, Neptunium after Neptune, and Plutonium after Pluto (although Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet). It's worth noting that the names of these elements were inspired by the planets and their corresponding Roman gods, reflecting the influence of astronomy and mythology on the naming of chemical elements.

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  • 4. 

    What is the symbol for potassium?

    • A.

      a cat

    • B.

      K

    • C.

      P

    • D.

      Ca

    • E.

      N

    Correct Answer
    B. K
    Explanation
    The correct symbol for potassium is K.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these elements is a liquid at standard conditions?

    • A.

      B

    • B.

      Si

    • C.

      Kr

    • D.

      F

    • E.

      Hg

    Correct Answer
    E. Hg
    Explanation
    Mercury (Hg) is the correct answer because it is the only element listed that is a liquid at standard conditions. At room temperature and pressure, mercury exists as a silvery liquid rather than a solid or gas like the other elements listed.

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  • 6. 

    What is the symbol for Neon?

    • A.

      Zac

    • B.

      Au

    • C.

      Ne

    • D.

      Cu

    • E.

      Ca

    Correct Answer
    C. Ne
    Explanation
    Neon is a chemical element with the symbol Ne, which is derived from its name. It is a noble gas that is colorless, odorless, and inert. Neon is commonly used in signs and lighting due to its bright and distinctive reddish-orange glow when electrically charged.

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  • 7. 

    What is the symbol for Lead?

    • A.

      Le

    • B.

      Pb

    • C.

      Bi

    • D.

      Ld

    Correct Answer
    B. Pb
    Explanation
    The correct symbol for Lead is Pb.

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  • 8. 

    What is the symbol for Zinc?

    • A.

      Ga

    • B.

      Sb

    • C.

      Zn

    • D.

      Ge

    Correct Answer
    C. Zn
    Explanation
    Zinc is represented by the symbol Zn on the periodic table. The symbol for an element is a shorthand way to represent its name and is used universally in scientific contexts. In this case, Zn is the correct symbol for Zinc, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What is the element for Mg?

    • A.

      Magnesium

    • B.

      Aliuminium

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      Calcium

    • E.

      Manganese

    Correct Answer
    A. Magnesium
    Explanation
    Magnesium is the correct answer because it is the element represented by the symbol "Mg". The other options, Aluminium, Copper, Calcium, and Manganese, do not have the symbol "Mg" and therefore are not the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    What is the symbol for Iron?

    • A.

      Fe

    • B.

      Ne

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      F

    • E.

      O

    Correct Answer
    A. Fe
    Explanation
    The symbol for Iron is Fe.

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  • 11. 

    What is the Element for Cu?

    • A.

      Copper

    • B.

      Gold

    • C.

      Calcium

    • D.

      Carbon

    • E.

      Silver

    Correct Answer
    A. Copper
    Explanation
    Copper is the correct answer because Cu is the chemical symbol for copper on the periodic table. The question is asking for the element represented by the symbol Cu, and copper is the only option that matches. Gold, calcium, carbon, and silver do not have the symbol Cu.

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  • 12. 

    What is the symbol for Hydrogen?

    • A.

      Na

    • B.

      H

    • C.

      He

    • D.

      Ca

    • E.

      Hn

    Correct Answer
    B. H
    Explanation
    The symbol for Hydrogen is H.

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  • 13. 

    What is the symbol for Holmium?

    • A.

      H

    • B.

      Ho

    • C.

      Th

    • D.

      He

    • E.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. Ho
    Explanation
    Holmium is a chemical element with the symbol Ho. The symbol for an element represents a shorthand way to identify the element in the periodic table and in chemical equations. In this case, "Ho" is the correct symbol for Holmium.

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  • 14. 

    What is the symbol for Sodium?

    • A.

      Mg

    • B.

      S

    • C.

      Na

    • D.

      Se

    • E.

      Sn

    Correct Answer
    C. Na
    Explanation
    The symbol for Sodium is Na.

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