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Periodic Table Quiz - First 20 Elements

Can you guess the first twenty elements of the Periodic Table?
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Last updated: January 15, 2020
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First submittedAugust 2, 2016
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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
45 Comments
+31
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 81
Jan 28, 2020
Could I spell Beryllium? Could I, #*&"!
+19
Level 76
Mar 12, 2020
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 30
Mar 18, 2024
r/woosh
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Level 36
May 27, 2024
I had the same problem with phosphorus
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Level 38
Feb 18, 2020
shoutout to my middle school science teacher for making us memorize the first 20 elements
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Level 41
Mar 18, 2024
same
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Level 63
Mar 29, 2024
I'm laughing in your face! In Soviet Russia, the periodic table studies you.
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Level 36
May 27, 2024
Mine made us remember the first 36 Thank you Mr Grumley. BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!
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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 75
Mar 19, 2024
And Wolfram!
+4
Level 62
Feb 18, 2020
This quiz is explosive.
+6
Level 45
Feb 18, 2020
I'm glad there's a quiz catering to those of us who only care about the important elements.
+20
Level 77
Sep 23, 2020
Feel free to send me any of your gold and silver ;-)
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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 49
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.
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Level 79
Jan 26, 2021
I typed aluminum even though I am British. It's one letter fewer after all.
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Level 43
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 16
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
Mar 18, 2024
NO ONE CARES
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2024
I wonder how you can be unliterally 11... But good for you, it won't help you much in later life, apart from on sites likes this and quizes on tv, but atleast you will have (had) a headstart at your chemistry class
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Level 43
Feb 11, 2023
Every time I see Aluminium spelt the American way I cry
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Level 56
Mar 18, 2024
Yeah, the IUPAC spelling is "Aluminium". The person who wrote this quiz just wants to be contrarian.
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Level 37
Mar 18, 2024
IUPAC actually acknowledges either spelling--and the "aluminum" spelling is as old as "Aluminium"
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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 66
Apr 19, 2023
That was one of the easiest quizzes I've taken.
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Level 56
Mar 18, 2024
"Can you guess the first twenty elements of the Periodic Table?"

No I can't, because I know the first twenty elements of the Periodic Table.

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Level 20
Mar 18, 2024
Huh
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Level 90
Mar 18, 2024
Yes, I know what you're saying about that particular phraseology.

It does rankle and it is used in a lot of quizzes, but I'm just not sure about an appropriate alternative.

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Level 47
Mar 18, 2024
Silicium should be accepted.
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2024
There's Hydrogen and Helium and Lithium Beryllium. Boron Carbon everywhere, Nitrogen all through the air and Oxygen so you can breathe, and Fluorine for your pretty teeth. Neon to light up the signs, Sodium for salty times. MAGNESIUM! Aluminum and Silicon. PHOSPHORUS! Sulfur Chlorine and Agron...

POTASSIUM! Calcium...

Thats how I remembered it!

Thank you ASAP science

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Level 20
Mar 18, 2024
I thought of that too
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Level 36
Mar 19, 2024
Why are you using the American spelling and not the official IUPAC spelling?
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Level 48
Mar 22, 2024
Im more focused on geography and when i saw Li i instantly went:

LITHUANIUM!