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Periodic Table Quizzes & Trivia

You may remember the Periodic Table of the Elements as a dreary chart on your classroom wall. If so, you never guessed its real purpose: it’s a giant cheat sheet. The table has served chemistry students since 1869, when it was created by Dmitry Mendeleyev, a cranky professor at the University of St. Petersburg. With a publisher’s deadline looming, Mendeleyev didn’t have time to describe all 63 then-known elements.

So he turned to a data set of atomic weights meticulously gathered by others. Fond of card games, he sorted these elements as in solitaire. If you are fond of this old friend, take these quizzes and answer to: “What element is named after Copenhagen?”, “What element is found in diamonds?”, and “What was the first element to be produced artificially?”

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This quiz is made up of 22 multiple choice questions and 1 fills in the blank question. All questions are related to the periodic table.

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 6429   |  Last updated: Jul 31, 2020
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    How many element groups are there?

This quiz focuses on some major characteristics of the elements in the periodic table, such as groups, metals, nonmetals, metalloids, etc. This quiz consists of 10 questions to test your basic knowledge of the Periodic Table; you...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 10268   |  Last updated: Jun 24, 2020
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    The ability to pound metal into a flat sheet without breaking it is:

The periodic table is a Chemistry tool, which comprises of many things. These include the elements, the numbers just to mention but a few. Take up the quiz to gauge what you know of the parts of the periodic table.

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 7634   |  Last updated: Nov 30, 2018
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    Which side (left or right) of the periodic table are the metals?

At some point, you will have heard reference to the periodic table; regardless of whether it was in passing or active study. Today we see how much you actually know about it, as we put you to the test on this quiz on...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 1268   |  Last updated: Oct 22, 2018
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    The rows going across the table are called ______________. The elements in a row all have the same number of _____________.


Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 3829   |  Last updated: Aug 14, 2020
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    What is Ar the symbol for?
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Periodic Table Questions & Answers


Which option is applicable to complete the following sentence?
The correct answer to this question is C. As you move down an element group (column), the size of atoms increases. This is because each atom further down the column has more protons and neutrons and also gains an additional electron energy shell. Ad
What is the most likely atomic radius of element Yy?
An element can’t be broken down any further. They are considered to be the smallest part of matter. The atomic mass of an element is the mass or weight of an element or atom. Inside of the atom are the protons and neutrons. This is what is incl
What is the atomic mass of the element in period 2, group 13?
The answer is B. The atomic mass of the element in period 2, group 13 of the periodic table of elements is 10.81. This group of chemical elements on the periodic table is called boron. In this group you can also find aluminum, galium, thallium, nihon
Which element would be the better conductor of heat and electricity, Neon or Cobalt?
Cobalt is a transitional element or metal which has coloured ions and has many oxidation numbers
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