# Periodic Table Mutilple Choice Quiz

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This quiz is made up of 23 mutilple choice questions and 1 fill in the blank question. All questions are related with the periodic table.

• 1.

### How many element groups are there?

• A.

7

• B.

11

• C.

16

• D.

8

• E.

26

D. 8
Explanation
There are 8 element groups.

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• 2.

### Who is the creator of the periodic table?

• A.

Dimitri Mendeleev

• B.

Henry Moseley

A. Dimitri Mendeleev
Explanation
Dimitri Mendeleev is credited as the creator of the periodic table. He developed the table in the late 19th century and organized the elements based on their atomic mass and properties. Mendeleev's periodic table provided a systematic way of organizing the elements and predicting the properties of undiscovered elements. His work laid the foundation for the modern periodic table that we use today.

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• 3.

### _______________discovered the number of protons in the nucleus of each atom.

Henry Moseley
Explanation
Henry Moseley discovered the number of protons in the nucleus of each atom. This discovery was made through his experiments with X-ray spectroscopy. Moseley observed that the X-ray spectra of different elements shifted in a predictable pattern when the elements were arranged in order of increasing atomic number. He realized that this shift was due to the number of protons in the nucleus, which determined the element's atomic number. Moseley's work provided a more accurate and systematic way of organizing the elements on the periodic table, based on their atomic numbers rather than their atomic weights.

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• 4.

### The symbol au stands for what element?

• A.

Gold

• B.

Silver

• C.

Coper

• D.

Tin

A. Gold
Explanation
The symbol "au" is the chemical symbol for gold on the periodic table.

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• 5.

### What is the atomic number for helium?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

4

• D.

8

B. 2
Explanation
The atomic number represents the number of protons in an atom's nucleus. Helium has an atomic number of 2, indicating that it has two protons. This is the correct answer because helium is the second element on the periodic table.

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• 6.

### What is the symbol for tin?

• A.

Sn

• B.

Se

• C.

Sg

• D.

Sr

A. Sn
Explanation
The symbol for tin is "sn".

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• 7.

### What is the atomic number for the element tantalum?

• A.

22

• B.

81

• C.

52

• D.

73

D. 73
Explanation
The atomic number of an element represents the number of protons in the nucleus of its atom. In this case, the correct answer is 73 because tantalum has 73 protons in its nucleus.

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• 8.

### What is the symbole for astatine?

• A.

As

• B.

Ai

• C.

At

• D.

Ag

C. At
Explanation
The correct answer is "at". Astatine is a chemical element with the symbol At. It is a rare and highly radioactive element that is part of the halogen group on the periodic table. The symbol "at" represents astatine in chemical equations and formulas.

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• 9.

### What is the atomic number for beryllium?

• A.

83

• B.

4

• C.

35

• D.

5

B. 4
Explanation
The atomic number represents the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. Beryllium is a chemical element with an atomic number of 4, which means it has 4 protons in its nucleus. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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• 10.

### The element germanium is in what element group?

• A.

Basic Metal

• B.

Non-Metal

• C.

Rare Earth

• D.

Semi-Metal

D. Semi-Metal
Explanation
Germanium is classified as a semi-metal because it exhibits properties of both metals and non-metals. It has a metallic appearance and is a good conductor of electricity, similar to metals. However, it also has some non-metallic properties, such as being brittle and having a lower melting point than most metals. Therefore, it falls into the semi-metal group, which is a category of elements that have characteristics of both metals and non-metals.

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• 11.

### The element Rubidium is in what element group?

• A.

Alkaline earth

• B.

Basic metal

• C.

Alkali metal

• D.

Transition metal

C. Alkali metal
Explanation
Rubidium belongs to the alkali metal group. Alkali metals are highly reactive and have only one electron in their outermost shell, which they readily lose to form positive ions. Rubidium, with atomic number 37, falls into this category as it exhibits similar properties to other alkali metals such as lithium, sodium, and potassium. These elements are soft, silvery-white metals that react vigorously with water and have low melting and boiling points. Therefore, Rubidium is correctly classified as an alkali metal.

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• 12.

### What is the atomic number for cesium?

• A.

20

• B.

48

• C.

6

• D.

55

D. 55
Explanation
Cesium has an atomic number of 55. The atomic number represents the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. Each element has a unique atomic number, which determines its position on the periodic table. In the case of cesium, it has 55 protons, which is why its atomic number is 55.

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• 13.

### What is the symbol for ruthenium?

• A.

Rn

• B.

Ru

• C.

Rh

• D.

Rf

B. Ru
Explanation
Ruthenium is a chemical element with the symbol Ru. It is a transition metal that belongs to the platinum group of elements. The symbol for ruthenium is Ru, which is the correct answer.

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• 14.

### What is the symbol for manganese?

• A.

Mo

• B.

Mg

• C.

Mt

• D.

Mn

D. Mn
Explanation
The symbol for manganese is Mn.

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• 15.

### What is the symbol for phosphorus?

• A.

Po

• B.

P

• C.

Pb

• D.

Pu

B. P
Explanation
The symbol for phosphorus is P.

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• 16.

### The symbol Fe stands for which element?

• A.

Francium

• B.

Fluorine

• C.

Iodine

• D.

Iron

D. Iron
Explanation
The symbol Fe is used to represent the element Iron.

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• 17.

### The element neon is from what group?

• A.

Halogen

• B.

Rare Earth

• C.

Noble Gas

• D.

Non-Metal

C. Noble Gas
Explanation
Neon belongs to the noble gas group. Noble gases are known for their low reactivity and full valence electron shells, making them stable and nonreactive. Neon, with its full valence shell of eight electrons, does not readily form compounds with other elements. This characteristic makes it a noble gas.

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• 18.

### What is the atomic number of damstadtium?

• A.

105

• B.

55

• C.

110

• D.

54

C. 110
Explanation
Darmstadtium is a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Ds and atomic number 110. It is a highly radioactive element that was first synthesized in 1994. The atomic number represents the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom, and in the case of darmstadtium, it has 110 protons. Therefore, the correct answer is 110.

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• 19.

### What is the atomic weight of copper?

• A.

58.9332

• B.

63.546

• C.

51.9961

• D.

40.078

B. 63.546
Explanation
The atomic weight of an element represents the average mass of one atom of that element compared to the mass of one atom of carbon-12. In this case, the correct answer is 63.546, which indicates that one atom of copper has an average mass of 63.546 atomic mass units.

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• 20.

### What is the atomic weight for Thulium?

• A.

168.93421

• B.

98.9072

• C.

204.3833

• D.

127.6

A. 168.93421
Explanation
Thulium has an atomic weight of 168.93421. Atomic weight refers to the average mass of an element's atoms, taking into account the different isotopes and their abundance. In the case of Thulium, the atomic weight is determined by the weighted average of its isotopes, with the most abundant isotope being Thulium-169. The atomic weight is an important value in chemistry as it is used in various calculations, such as determining the molar mass of a substance or stoichiometry in chemical reactions.

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• 21.

### What is the atomic number for mercury?

• A.

108

• B.

25

• C.

80

• D.

34

C. 80
Explanation
The atomic number represents the number of protons in an atom's nucleus. In the case of mercury, the correct atomic number is 80. This means that a mercury atom has 80 protons in its nucleus.

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• 22.

### Which element is the most abundant element in the universe?

• A.

Oxygen

• B.

Silicon

• C.

Hydrogen

• D.

Hellium

C. Hydrogen
Explanation
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. This is because hydrogen is the primary fuel for stars, and stars are the main source of elements in the universe through nuclear fusion. Additionally, hydrogen is the lightest element and can easily escape the gravitational pull of planets, making it more prevalent in space.

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• 23.

### Francium is the most rare element?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Francium is the most rare element because it is extremely unstable and has a very short half-life. It is also produced in very small quantities and is difficult to isolate and study. As a result, only trace amounts of francium have ever been produced and observed, making it one of the rarest elements on Earth.

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• 24.

### What is the atomic number for the element Zirconium?

• A.

116

• B.

23

• C.

107

• D.

40

D. 40
Explanation
The atomic number of an element corresponds to the number of protons in the nucleus of its atoms. In this case, the correct answer is 40, which means that Zirconium has 40 protons in its nucleus.

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