Thanatochemistry Quizzes & Trivia


Using chemicals to embalm dead bodies may seem scary for many, but it is actually an interesting this for both general knowledge and specialists. Find out how much you know by taking this quiz.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 44   |  Last updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Sample Question
    Because of the nature of formaldehyde, which one of the following compounds is added to inhibit polymerization when formadehyde is disolved in water?

Embalming Chemistry

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 29   |  Last updated: Mar 14, 2013
  • Sample Question
    The four compounds that are considered inorganic are?

Thanatochemistry is the study of the chemicals used in embalming dead bodies. Is this your field and need to find out how much you know? Take this quiz and see how you fair.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 20   |  Last updated: Sep 4, 2017
  • Sample Question
    The closet in the Prep room stores clothing for indigent bodies, the emablmer chooses a chemical, a polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon, a compound with 2 fused benzene rings. It is used as an insect repellant. What is this common chemical?




Thanatochemistry Questions and Answers


  • Because of the nature of formaldehyde, which one of the following compounds is added to inhibit polymerization when formadehyde is disolved in water?
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  • Imbibition is the ability of colloidal substances to absorb water.
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  • A hypertonic solution is one with a lower concentration.
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  • The four compounds that are considered inorganic are?
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  • The complete oxidation of proteins produces?
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  • Proteins are?
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  • The closet in the Prep room stores clothing for indigent bodies, the emablmer chooses a chemical, a polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon, a compound with 2 fused benzene rings. It is used as an insect repellant. What is this common chemical?
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  • Phenols that are derivitives of Toluene are called cresols (C6H4OHCH3), These compounds are less toxic to humans and have a greater germicidal power than phenol, what product combined with soap is made from cresols?
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  • The prep room was invaded by a skunk, the resulting release of 3-methyl-1-butanethiol was so bad, the firm closed for the day, what type of sulfur analong of alcohol is this?
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  • Which of the following is not a characteristic of jaundice arterial fluids?
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  • The characteristics of a substance observed with out altering the composition of it are?
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  • When a substance readily absorbs appreciable quantities of moisture from the air it is called?
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