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Category Elimination - Elements (Expert)

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
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Last updated: September 25, 2022
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First submittedMarch 23, 2020
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Category
50
Main group elements
13
... that are not solid at room temperature
6
... and are not a noble gas
4
... with an electronegativity higher than 3.00 (Pauling scale)
1
... and a two-letter symbol
Chlorine
 
 
 
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Category
68
Elements not in the main groups
25
... with an atomic mass over 200u
12
... named after a real person
2
... that was a woman
1
... and never won a Nobel prize
Meitnerium
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Category
104
Elements solid at room temperature
12
... that have been "discovered" before 1500AD
8
... and are a metal (excluding metalloids)
4
... within the top 5 of worldwide mining value
1
... but only one common oxidation state
Aluminum
 
 
 
#
Category
118
Any element
37
... without a stable isotope
11
... and not named after a real place or person
5
... but named after a mythological figure
1
... that is not Greek or Roman
Thorium
19 Comments
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Level 65
May 26, 2020
Would love to see more quizzes like this
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2021
This was great! It was challenging but even though I don't know much about the elements I was still able to get a pretty good score.
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Level 77
Oct 23, 2021
thanks, a fun quiz. I think that I got away with a wrong answer, though. For the third question on the pink, I put Uranium and that was marked correct. Surely it IS named after a real place?
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Level 24
Mar 30, 2022
Uranus is technically a place but it isn't in earth, but a planey
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Level 84
Apr 15, 2022
Uranium was named after the planet since it was discovered only a few years earlier, but the planet itself was named after the deity so that's what Uranium is grouped under as well. You'll find that Neptunium and Plutonium work as answers too.
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2022
Sorry. Are you saying that Uranus was discovered only a few years before uranium?
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2023
That surprised me as well but I just googled it and apparently Uranus was discovered in 1781 and Uranium was discovered in 1789.
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Level 62
Apr 20, 2022
Great quiz, but you should specify the scale of electronegativty being used. Chlorine has an electronegativty of 2.85 on the Allen scale.
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2022
Out of curiosity, which fields prefer to use the Allen scale or any other alternative scale? I have only ever encountered the Pauling scale.
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Level 62
Apr 21, 2022
Pauling scale is the established and more accurate one, but the Allen scale is easier to calcuate (thus being the one taught to young kids) and provides information about electronegativity of noble gases as well. The examination for which I'm preparing for may use any of the Pauling , Mulliken or Allen scales.
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Level 84
Aug 26, 2022
added some clarification
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2022
Aced it! I'm surprised to see such low numbers for thorium and meitnerium.
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Level 70
Sep 3, 2022
Thanks for including Meitnerium. I have students do a report on scientists with elements named after them, and it's great to see that realization they get when they realize women scientists are better represented (% wise) on the Periodic Table than on a list of Nobel Prize winners.
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Level 77
Sep 3, 2022
Greek and Roman should be capitalized. Also, you have noble instead of Nobel. I really enjoyed the quiz, though. Sadly, I had to just guess nearly every single element to get the female scientist one!
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2023
I had to guess every single "last name-y sounding" element again... This time I looked her up. Poor Lisa never got her due.
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2023
Aluminum was discovered in 1825.
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2023
Note the quotation marks
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Level 46
Dec 27, 2023
I missed the two more commonly guessed final answers but got the 2 less commonly guessed….. I knew Meitner didn’t have a Nobel prize so that’s how I got Meitnerium. However I need some elaboration on what is the Pauline scale. I have never heard of it
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Level 21
Feb 20, 2024
Thorium somehow completely escaped me... I was literally wracking my brain trying to figure that one out. THORium. MASSIVE FACEPALM.