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Click the Chemical Element

Click on the element represented by each chemical symbol.
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Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: October 4, 2022
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First submittedOctober 4, 2022
Times taken47,344
Average score83.3%
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S
Pb
Cr
I
P
Ti
Cu
Pt
Sn
Ca
Na
Si
K
W
Ne
Ag
Ir
Ni
Au
Kr
C
Ar
Fe
N
Argon
Calcium
Carbon
Chromium
Copper
Gold
Iodine
Iridium
Iron
Krypton
Lead
Neon
Nickel
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Platinum
Potassium
Silicon
Silver
Sodium
Sulfur
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
36 Comments
+3
Level 85
Oct 5, 2022
Also try Part 2 or for a challenge try to Click Every Chemical Symbol!
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2022
Good quiz, smart idea!
+18
Level 67
Oct 18, 2022
Wait... does that make Iron Man a FeMale?
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Level 77
Oct 5, 2022
Neat!
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Level 43
Oct 5, 2022
Always remembered gold as Au by the phrase, "A, U! Don't touch my gold!"
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Level 77
Oct 5, 2022
That might work if it rhymed. Otherwise, you could put anything instead: A,U! Don't touch my... (insert precious element, stone etc.) So, not really helpful.
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Level 56
Oct 5, 2022
What's wrong with it though? MacKaps associates gold and its symbol with the phrase. If it works for them, it doesn't matter how helpful it seems to you or anyone else
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Level 43
Oct 24, 2022
A, U is supposed to sound like Hey you!
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Level 68
Mar 29, 2024
Initially I thought au as in ouch
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Level 77
Oct 6, 2022
Our class learned:

"A you (Au)! Got any gold?"

"Aww gee (Ag), only silver."

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Level 65
Oct 18, 2022
o'K', I'll try potassium
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Level 83
Oct 11, 2022
I remembered Au and Ag because I was also studying Latin
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Level 71
Oct 18, 2022
The '80s TV show "Facts of Life" used the phrase "A you! (Au) Gimme back my gold watch!" Stuck with me, and I taught it to my students. And here I am, still quoting it. ;)
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Level 28
Oct 5, 2022
Nice quiz. Wish we could retake it and have a new batch come up each time.
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2022
Not possible at the moment unfortunately, but if that feature becomes available for click quizzes I'll make one like that.
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2022
I kick myself for mis-clicking on silver... the only one "missed" darned.
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2022
PS: Don't kick yourself, it hurts.
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Level 64
Oct 18, 2022
20 / 24 at first attempt
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2022
24/24 on my 3rd attempt... I've actually never taken a Chemistry class before if you don't count elementary and junior high school.
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2022
So, you have taken a chemistry class
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2022
That was really fun.

I was annoyed that I didn't realize missing one would = game over.

I would've guessed more strategically, had I known the rules.

What I mean is, I think an improvement would be to make that clear at the start.

I don't think I've come across that rule before. I enjoy it.

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Level 85
Oct 18, 2022
I’m not sure what you mean. Missing one just means you miss one point. It doesn’t mean game over.
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Level 56
Oct 18, 2022
100% first try. After taking two years of Chem at my university, this will forever be ingrained into my head
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Level 78
Oct 18, 2022
100%, took Biochemistry!
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2022
Still didn't understand why natrium is translated in english to sodium, and kalium translated in english to potassium. Anyway nice quiz, feeling nostalgic studying chemical in school
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Level 77
Dec 2, 2023
Because when the British chemist Sir Humphrey Davy isolated the elements sodium and potassium, he named them after his sources: soda ash and potash.

Shortly thereafter, the German chemist Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert proposed the names natronium (from natron, a naturally-occurring source of soda ash) and kalium (from kali, from alkali, from the Arabic for plant ashes, which is what potash was made from.)

Then the Swedish chemist Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius created a system of chemical notation, and decided to use (the slightly altered) "natrium" and "kalium" as the names for those two elements. His system became standard, and those names stuck in many languages. But since English already had words for those elements, thanks to Davy, they're the ones we stuck with (much like we already had words for iron, lead, gold, etc.)

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Level 73
May 19, 2024
Thanks, RobNobody, this was very interesting. :)
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2022
I played twice, but both times the quiz finished before the final answer, despite me being well within the time limit
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Level 60
Oct 18, 2022
As a French I guess it is easier for me
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2022
Needs to be a one-minute challenge!
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2022
Yeah, six minutes for this is a little ridiculous.
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Level 37
Oct 19, 2022
For the curious about why some of the symbols don't "seem" to match the names:

Sodium - Na - Natrium

Potassium - K - Kalium

Lead - Pb Plumbum

Tungsten - W - Wolfram

Gold - Au - Aurum

Silver - Ag - Argentum

Tin - Sn - Stannum

Iron - Fe - Ferrum

Copper - Cu - Cuprum

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Level 66
Feb 24, 2023
Ugh, finally a sub 0:10
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Level 66
Apr 19, 2023
The Ag almost tripped me up. I almost clicked Argon. Then I remembered it was Silver.
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Level 85
Apr 19, 2023
Hope you got nickel :)
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Level 67
May 27, 2023
I remember Au because AUstralia has golden beaches