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Elements by Symbol Quiz

Can you name these 24 different elements based on their symbol?
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Last updated: December 6, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 18, 2012
Times taken151,241
Average score79.2%
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Symbol
Element
N
Nitrogen
H
Hydrogen
Au
Gold
O
Oxygen
S
Sulfur
K
Potassium
Fe
Iron
V
Vanadium
Symbol
Element
Cu
Copper
As
Arsenic
Ag
Silver
Sb
Antimony
Pb
Lead
He
Helium
Na
Sodium
U
Uranium
Symbol
Element
Ne
Neon
Sn
Tin
Ca
Calcium
C
Carbon
Hg
Mercury
I
Iodine
Si
Silicon
Li
Lithium
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Level 37
Jan 18, 2012
Wow, people are way too good at this quiz....
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2022
at most quizzes on Jetpunk, to be honest...
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2012
Got 'em all with 3'02 left...
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Level 46
Nov 3, 2016
Got it with 3:03 mwahahaha💥
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Level 26
Nov 8, 2016
3:08 :P
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Level 77
Jul 11, 2017
3:20 EZPZ (insert picture of squeezed lemon)E
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2021
@mahble 🍋🤏E
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Level 62
Apr 28, 2018
Got 3:30...

I'm also a chemist tho

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Level 19
Jan 9, 2019
No one asked
+29
Level 35
Feb 7, 2020
That's how comments work. No one needs to ask for them
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Level 46
Jan 18, 2012
100% :)
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Level 28
Aug 22, 2016
Same
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Level 28
Jan 18, 2012
100% with 2:42 left. And yes I am familiar with Hassium.
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Level 14
Jan 18, 2012
i knew Pb was a metal, but couldn't think of lead.... ah well.
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Level 33
Sep 23, 2012
It's lead because it's plum bum = Pb
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Level 38
Nov 14, 2014
It's just one word - plumbum
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2014
Maybe its all that lead paint :)
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Level 38
Jan 18, 2012
God, I thought As was astatine.
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Level 59
Apr 5, 2013
Me too
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Level 44
Dec 28, 2015
Yup! Me too!
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Level 25
Feb 21, 2022
same here lel
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Level 43
Dec 4, 2022
readers FYI, Astatine's symbol is At
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Level 38
Jan 18, 2012
Ahhh I should have gotten Antimony! 22/24..

Easy though, anyone whose taken basic Chemistry should get at least a 20

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Level 75
Nov 13, 2014
Unless they took basic chem over 45 years ago and never actually used it, but I scored exactly 20 so maybe your point is valid.
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Level 53
Aug 3, 2023
not in every country do you need to learn the table
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Level 18
Jan 19, 2012
Missed Tin (stupid!), Vanadium, and Antimony. Not bad, considering my age.
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Level 69
Jan 20, 2012
Just didn't know a couple of names in English ;(
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Level 61
Jan 20, 2012
Got 21, so happy and out of the 3 I missed I don't even remember 2 from my Chemistry O Level all those years ago!
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Level 14
Jan 20, 2012
all with 3:05 left that was so easy
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Level 28
Jan 22, 2012
100% with 1:20 remaining
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Level 26
Jun 13, 2012
All right with 3:22 :)
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Level 15
Aug 17, 2012
easy

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Level 20
Dec 1, 2012
I missed Mercury! How stupid. And Antimony...
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Level 54
Aug 1, 2013
100% with 2:31 left. No obscure elements here!
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Level 64
Nov 17, 2013
missed mercury -_- but i got 96% :)
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Level 41
Nov 13, 2014
I had to use Google Translate to translate some of those from my language to English :)
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Level 62
Nov 13, 2014
not bad!! Got all of them with 2:50 left. Should have included a few of the harder ones (out of the 100+ elements) !!!
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Level 88
Nov 13, 2014
I know them all in my own language (Dutch) but not in English :(
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Level 56
Nov 13, 2014
For non-English the hard part is remembering the English names. I instantly thought of Natrium and Fermium and other such.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2014
I always look them up. It's not cheating if you know the element in your own language.
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Level 36
Nov 13, 2014
Did quite well expect for darn Antimony
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Level 37
Nov 13, 2014
In case anyone is wonder about some of the more... "Unusual" symbols, here's a breakdown:

Au- aurate

Ag- argentum

Na- natrium

Pb- plumbum

Fe-ferrum

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Level 56
Apr 11, 2015
I got all of them on my first try and I'm a fetus!
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Level 25
May 13, 2015
Gold has the symbol Au from its Latin name Aurum.

Potassium has the symbol K from its Latin name Kalium.

Iron has the symbol Fe from its Latin name Ferrum.

Copper has the symbol Cu from its Latin name Cuprum.

Silver has the symbol Ag from its Latin name Argentum.

Antimony has the symbol Sb from its Latin name Stibium.

Lead has the symbol Pb from it Latin name Plumbum.

Sodium has the symbol Na from its Latin name Natrium.

Tin has the symbol Sn from its Latin name Stannum.

Mercury has the symbol Hg from its Latin name Hydrargyrum.

Not featured in this quiz is: Tungsten, symbol W, from its alternate name Wolfram.

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Level 83
Jun 18, 2015
How did I get Sb for Antimony and not I for Iodine? Why do I even know that Sb stands for Antimony? Will GCSE Chemistry never leave me?!
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Level 56
Oct 22, 2015
100% woo hoo
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Level 45
Dec 28, 2015
you should make one with all 118 elements
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Level 32
Dec 30, 2015
I kept on trying to type "vandium"
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Level 38
Oct 8, 2016
Yeah vanadium always gets me. Feels like the extra a is superfluous. got it in the end but spent about a minute trying to recall it
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Level 15
Apr 3, 2016
100 % with 3:24 left. Science and Math are my thing.

As well as Geography, History and some other cool shit.

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Level 15
Apr 3, 2016
m
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2016
I only do this quiz periodically.
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Level 68
Nov 2, 2016
Atom my table.
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2016
I knew all the Symbols – but only in German. Had to use an online dictionary for some. Luckily there was more than enough time.
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Level 25
Dec 28, 2016
done with 3:40 left
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Level 41
Jan 2, 2017
Noooooo! Forgot Tin and Antimony!
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Level 12
Apr 14, 2017
studied these in school ;) it payed off
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Level 68
May 15, 2017
Finished with 3:04 to spare
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Level 7
Jan 28, 2018
I got 0:53!
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2018
Bet I'm not the only person who tried Kryptonite for K. Well, 20/24 (83%). Not bad for something I haven't thought about since high school way back in the distant past (and didn't think much about it then, either LOL).
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Level 81
Oct 27, 2021
well, there is the element Krypton, but that symbol is Kr
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Level 66
Jul 30, 2018
Better than the quiz with whole peroidic table.
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Level 72
Jan 18, 2019
in what way?
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2018
Ugh missed tin and antimony, even tried tin for the antinomy one because I knew it was very different letters and starting with s ( and thought b) And I knew could remember antimony ( I looked it up just now bevause i thought it was called something different here, but it isnt, then i thought maybe it was a newer one, but it isnt either. But I really cant remember that one from school)
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Level 26
May 5, 2019
I am an actual student of chemistry and for me it was hardest to remember the names in english... Thank god for the potassium meme. and i thought it was spelled antimone not antimony so i skipped that one
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Level 28
Jun 2, 2019
When I missed oxygen....
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Level 31
Sep 13, 2019
Plumbum should be accepted as well as lead, as it is the reason the atomic symbol is Pb
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2020
Not the latin version of the quiz
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2020
Couldn't think of Sodium, so I tried Natrium, but it didn't work. Oh well...
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Level 38
Feb 27, 2021
3:32 remaining :)
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
nice
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Level 57
Mar 3, 2021
I never get antimony..
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Level 40
Oct 22, 2021
One of these symbols for brazilians is offensive.....yeah, I know. (Cu)
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2022
I'm brazilian and I dont find it offensive. It's quite interesting actually :O
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Level 67
Dec 30, 2021
29 seconds
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Level 30
Jan 17, 2022
I remeber Sb under the antiquited Dutch name Spiesglans; but I never remember Antimony
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Level 25
Feb 21, 2022
why do so many people miss antimony¿
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Level 78
Apr 22, 2022
Because it's a fake element perpetuated by the Big Antimony Companies.
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2022
I don't ever recall working with Antimony, or it having significant importance in reactions. My guess is that, plus the abbreviation not matching the name (I kept guessing tin).

I don't recall much chemistry. I don't know Antimony's orbital structure/valence shell, or whatever reactivity rules I've forgotten. I have room in my brain for one weird-name S; and it's tin. Antimony's gotta earn it's keep.

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Level 58
Jun 3, 2022
Sometimes its hard to remember what is what in english, how do we say chumbo in english? Hmmmmmmm not iron.. not steel.. not tin......... *1 minute later* LEAD finally!!! Arsenio in english? Lets try arsen.. arsenum.. arsenium... hmmm Never got to Arsenic. :/
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Level 89
Oct 23, 2022
Briefly forgot the arsenic symbol but I got it in time.
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Level 35
Dec 7, 2022
why every chemistry quiz doesn't include latin names? that would be logical since the symbol is derived from latin name
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Level 60
Feb 14, 2023
20/24. can't believe i didn't get sodium.
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Level 20
Mar 10, 2023
Too ez make the time limit smaller
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Level 63
May 1, 2023
EZ
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Level 56
Jan 28, 2024
i missed tin and antimony but NOT ARSENIC! my friend drilled that one into my head when we had projects in elements and he got arsenic so shout out to him for that one