Pre-IB Chemistry Periodic Table

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Pre-IB Chemistry Periodic Table - Quiz

Below is a quiz for IB Chemistry for Ms. Grant's class. You will be given a splendid mixture of naming the symbols to the elements or the elements to the symbols. Don’t be worried as it just covers the basics we learnt on the periodic table and elements. Don’t forget to share it with your classmates and note down what you get wrong.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Aluminum

    Explanation
    Aluminum is a chemical element with the symbol Al. It is a silvery-white, soft, non-magnetic and ductile metal. Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth's crust, making up about 8% of it by weight. It is commonly used in various industries due to its low density, corrosion resistance, and good thermal conductivity. The symbol "Al" is the correct chemical symbol for aluminum.

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  • 2. 

    Antimony(Its what you least expect)

    Explanation
    The symbol "Sb" is the chemical symbol for the element antimony. The phrase "It's what you least expect" implies that antimony is not a commonly known or expected element, making it a surprising answer.

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  • 3. 

    Argon

  • 4. 

    Arsenic

  • 5. 

    Barium

  • 6. 

    Beryllium

  • 7. 

    Boron

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "B". This suggests that the element being referred to is Boron, which is represented by the symbol "B" in the periodic table.

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  • 8. 

    Bromine

    Explanation
    Bromine is a chemical element with the symbol Br. It is a reddish-brown liquid at room temperature and evaporates easily to form a brownish gas. It belongs to the halogen group and is highly reactive. Bromine is commonly used in the production of flame retardants, disinfectants, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the synthesis of organic compounds. The symbol Br represents bromine in the periodic table.

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  • 9. 

    Calcium

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ca, which is the chemical symbol for calcium. Calcium is a chemical element that is essential for the growth and development of bones and teeth in humans and other animals. It also plays a crucial role in muscle contraction, nerve function, and blood clotting. Calcium is commonly found in dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified foods. Its symbol, Ca, is derived from its Latin name, "calcium."

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  • 10. 

    Carbon

    Explanation
    The correct answer is C because carbon is a chemical element with the symbol C. It is a nonmetallic element that is the basis of life on Earth and is found in all living organisms. Carbon is also a key component of many important compounds, including carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids. It has a wide range of applications in various industries, such as in the production of steel, plastics, and fuels.

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  • 11. 

    Cesium

    Explanation
    Cesium is a chemical element with the symbol Cs. The given answer "Cs" is the correct chemical symbol for cesium.

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  • 12. 

    Chromium

    Explanation
    Chromium is a chemical element with the symbol Cr. The given answer "Cr" is the correct symbol for chromium according to the periodic table.

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  • 13. 

    Cobalt

    Explanation
    Cobalt is a chemical element with the symbol Co. In the periodic table, it is located in the transition metals group. The symbol "Co" is the correct chemical symbol for cobalt.

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  • 14. 

    Copper

    Explanation
    Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu. The given answer "Cu" is the correct symbol for copper according to the periodic table.

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  • 15. 

    Fluorine

    Explanation
    The given correct answer for the question is "F". This is because "F" is the chemical symbol for the element fluorine. Chemical symbols are used to represent elements in the periodic table, and "F" specifically represents fluorine.

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  • 16. 

    Gallium

  • 17. 

    Germanium

    Explanation
    Germanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ge. It is a hard, grayish-white metalloid that is commonly used as a semiconductor in electronic devices. Germanium has similar properties to both metals and nonmetals, making it a versatile element. It is mainly used in the production of transistors, infrared optics, and solar cells. The symbol "Ge" represents the element in the periodic table.

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  • 18. 

    Gold(Land down underrrr)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Au" because "Au" is the chemical symbol for gold.

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  • 19. 

    Helium

    Explanation
    The chemical symbol for helium is He.

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  • 20. 

    Hydrogen

    Explanation
    Hydrogen is a chemical element with the symbol H. It is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe, making up about 75% of its elemental mass. In its pure form, hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, and highly flammable gas. It is commonly used in various industrial processes, such as the production of ammonia and methanol. Hydrogen also plays a crucial role in fuel cells, which convert its chemical energy into electrical energy. Additionally, hydrogen is an essential component of water and many organic compounds, making it vital for life on Earth.

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  • 21. 

    Iodine

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I" because "I" is the chemical symbol for iodine.

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  • 22. 

    Iron

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fe" because Fe is the chemical symbol for iron. In the periodic table, elements are represented by their chemical symbols, and Fe is the symbol specifically assigned to iron.

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  • 23. 

    Lead

  • 24. 

    Magnesium

  • 25. 

    Manganese

    Explanation
    The given answer "Mn" is the chemical symbol for Manganese. Manganese is a chemical element with the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. It is a hard, brittle, silvery-grey metal that is commonly used in steel production, batteries, and various industrial applications. Manganese is also an essential nutrient for humans and animals, playing a vital role in various biological processes. Therefore, "Mn" is the correct answer as it represents the chemical symbol for Manganese.

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  • 26. 

    Mercury

    Explanation
    The chemical symbol for Mercury is Hg.

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  • 27. 

    Nickel

  • 28. 

    Oxygen

  • 29. 

    Phosphorus

  • 30. 

    Platinum

    Explanation
    Platinum is represented by the chemical symbol Pt.

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  • 31. 

    Plutonium

    Explanation
    The symbol "Pu" is the chemical symbol for the element plutonium. Plutonium is a radioactive element that belongs to the actinide series of elements. It is commonly used in nuclear reactors and in the production of nuclear weapons. The symbol "Pu" is derived from the first two letters of the element's name, allowing for easy identification and representation in chemical equations and formulas.

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  • 32. 

    Potassium

    Explanation
    Potassium is represented by the symbol K in the periodic table. The symbol K is derived from its Latin name "kalium". Potassium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including nerve function, muscle contractions, and maintaining fluid balance. It is also important for heart health and regulating blood pressure. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is K.

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  • 33. 

    Radium

  • 34. 

    Selenium

  • 35. 

    Silicon

    Explanation
    Silicon is a chemical element with the symbol Si. It is a hard, brittle crystalline solid with a blue-grey metallic lustre and a tetravalent metalloid and semiconductor. It is a member of group 14 in the periodic table: carbon is above it; and germanium, tin, and lead are below it. It is relatively unreactive. Because of its high chemical affinity for oxygen, it was not until 1823 that Jöns Jakob Berzelius was able to prepare it in pure form. Its melting and boiling points of 1414 °C and 3265 °C respectively are the second-highest among all the metalloids and nonmetals, being only surpassed by boron.

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  • 36. 

    Silver

    Explanation
    The chemical symbol for silver is Ag. It is derived from the Latin word "argentum". Silver is a lustrous white metal that is known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is commonly used in jewelry, coins, and silverware.

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  • 37. 

    Sodium

    Explanation
    The symbol for the chemical element sodium is Na.

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  • 38. 

    Strontium

    Explanation
    Strontium is a chemical element with the symbol Sr. The answer provided is the symbol for strontium, which is Sr.

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  • 39. 

    Sulfur

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "S" which represents the chemical symbol for sulfur. Sulfur is a chemical element with the atomic number 16 and is commonly found in nature as a yellow solid. It is used in various industries such as fertilizers, detergents, and rubber production. Sulfur also plays a crucial role in biochemical processes and is an essential nutrient for plants and animals.

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  • 40. 

    Tin

  • 41. 

    Titanium

  • 42. 

    Tungsten

    Explanation
    The correct answer is W because Tungsten is the chemical element with the symbol W, which stands for its Latin name "Wolfram". Tungsten is a dense, grayish-white metal that is commonly used in electrical applications due to its high melting point and excellent electrical conductivity.

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  • 43. 

    Uranium

    Explanation
    The correct answer is U because Uranium is a chemical element with the symbol U.

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  • 44. 

    Xenon

    Explanation
    Xenon is a chemical element with the symbol Xe and atomic number 54. It is a colorless, dense, odorless noble gas found in trace amounts in the Earth's atmosphere. Xenon is known for its use in various applications such as lighting, anesthesia, and as a propellant in ion thrusters. It is also used in specialized research and medical imaging devices. With its stable and inert nature, xenon is an important element in various industries and scientific fields.

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  • 45. 

    Zinc

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