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Periodic Table Quiz - First 20 Elements

Can you guess the first twenty elements of the Periodic Table?
Quiz by yunoe
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Last updated: January 15, 2020
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First submittedAugust 2, 2016
Times taken113,048
Average score80.0%
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Symbol
Element
H
Hydrogen
He
Helium
Li
Lithium
Be
Beryllium
B
Boron
C
Carbon
N
Nitrogen
Symbol
Element
O
Oxygen
F
Fluorine
Ne
Neon
Na
Sodium
Mg
Magnesium
Al
Aluminum
Si
Silicon
Symbol
Element
P
Phosphorus
S
Sulfur
Cl
Chlorine
Ar
Argon
K
Potassium
Ca
Calcium
+19
Level 84
Jan 16, 2020
There might be some merit to seeing if people can remember the first 20 elements of the periodic table... if you don't give them the symbols. With the symbols, it's just a "Periodic Tables by Symbol" quiz that, for no particular reason, limits itself to the first 20. It would seem to make way more sense to just have a random 20 elements quiz.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2020
Could I spell Beryllium? Could I, #*&"!
+16
Level 76
Mar 12, 2020
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 39
Feb 18, 2020
shoutout to my middle school science teacher for making us memorize the first 20 elements
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Level 46
Feb 18, 2020
Me a dane not knowing the English spellings ...
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Level 62
Dec 29, 2023
The writer of this quiz, an American, also not knowing.
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2020
Phosphore/phosphor should also work.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
EZ 1:20 remaining
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Level 39
Feb 18, 2020
i wonder why kalium isn't accepted for potassium
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Level 30
Dec 12, 2021
it didn't even accepted sourstuff and chokestuff
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2020
This quiz is explosive.
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Level 45
Feb 18, 2020
I'm glad there's a quiz catering to those of us who only care about the important elements.
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Level 77
Sep 23, 2020
Feel free to send me any of your gold and silver ;-)
+2
Level 30
Feb 18, 2020
I got all of them first try, and did n't have to retype anything.
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Level 50
Feb 19, 2020
First time, but I learned them all originally from the tests on this site!
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Level 44
Feb 20, 2020
Please accept Kalium and Natrium for their elements. Also, maybe just accept fluor for fluorine, as a non-native English speaker I know the element but not the English translation.
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Level 73
Dec 12, 2021
Thinking about it, a lot of countries do use kalium and natrium as alternative to potassium and sodium (my country included): https://preview.redd.it/kysbe884jci51.jpg?auto=webp&s=19fd6b17fb0fbcd28f8a070c1d3d60d8bb8fc043

and though obsolete, both natrium and kalium also appear in English language dictionaries (checked Merriam-Webster and Collins), so I bet there's some justification to accepting those names too.

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Level 43
Feb 20, 2020
did not accept aluminium. I had to use American spelling aluminum
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2020
That seems to have been fixed, because I know I typed aluminium.
+1
Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
I typed aluminum even though I am British. It's one letter fewer after all.
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Level 41
Feb 11, 2023
how dare you move to the dark side
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2021
Finished in 27 seconds!
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Level 15
Jun 14, 2021
im literally 11 and have memoirized the periodic table

easy for me :)

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Level 61
Jun 17, 2021
I'm 6 and I have 12 nobel prizes, my own periodic table and I've written 23 books...
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Level 41
Feb 11, 2023
Every time I see Aluminium spelt the American way I cry
+1
Level 37
Feb 11, 2023
You scored 19/20 = 95%

This beats or equals 51.1% of test takers

Ah close for somone that doesn't know much about the periodic table and dman only better than ~51%

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Level 63
Apr 19, 2023
That was one of the easiest quizzes I've taken.