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Can you pick the spot on the periodic table for each element?
Click the matching answer button below
Correctly selected answers will show up in green
Ignore the stars, they're for spacing. Recommend scrolling through to pick out ones you know first. Tested spacing on Win7 and OSX at standard zoom, let me know if it's off for you.
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Place the Elements on the Periodic Table Quiz
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Apr 6th, 2012 at 04:12 GMT
These were accidentally asked in order when I posted. It's fixed.
Apr 7th, 2012 at 00:09 GMT
This is amazing.
Apr 7th, 2012 at 06:53 GMT
Wow! This is superb! A brilliant idea amd this must have taken some real hard work! wow!
Apr 7th, 2012 at 20:49 GMT
Very Nice idea and perfect execution. Definitely worth the editors pick
Apr 8th, 2012 at 09:07 GMT
Great quiz! I had to use Ctrl+ or Ctrl- in Google Chrome to get the table to align correctly -- after that, functionality was perfect.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 05:13 GMT
It'd be nice if the elements filled in as you clicked. At least for correct answers.
Apr 13th, 2012 at 22:21 GMT
Excellent execution, agree with DavidRF that it would be nice if the symbol appeared on correctly-placed answers. Might also be helpfule if some of the boxes had the element number in them to use as a reference point - with 118 blank boxes, it's really easy to be off by 1 or 2 positions. Good quiz though. 5 globes from this player.
Apr 14th, 2012 at 06:26 GMT
I like both these last points enough to consider using them - not sure if I would or not - but they're both technically impossible right now. Can't change the button text, and buttons wide enough for the atomic numbers wouldn't fit all the way across. I do use counting atomic numbers for some of them, but I count from positions/numbers I know, particularly the noble gases.
Apr 14th, 2012 at 07:18 GMT
got 95 from the 118, probably should've had 110 but i lost track of the board because the answer doesn't show up so i put stuff in the wrong place, but good quiz anyway
Apr 14th, 2012 at 18:38 GMT
I love the idea but I just had to stop because something wasn't working properly. I'm on Win7 at standard zoom. The first 22 or so worked fine but I tried some other simple ones like Gallium and Bromine and they didn't work. They seemed to be one over but without seeing the answers I can't tell you for sure what was off. Is is possible to have a separate image of a periodic table that fills in as you click the answers? I'm not sure exactly how to do it, but if you linked the buttons to the image maybe you could provide both the answers and even atomic numbers? Just a thought.
Apr 14th, 2012 at 18:48 GMT
Okay, I think I got it. On my screen there are 11 groups for the transition elements, so that puts each period after the 4th successively off by 1. Also, I just noticed that the last period is centered, so 118 isn't under the noble gases.
Apr 14th, 2012 at 21:41 GMT
@hyrax73: 11 transition element groups is definitely a problem! Which browser are you using?
Jun 11th, 2012 at 19:20 GMT
This quiz has disappeared from the listings and I could only find it by searching - has it done something wrong? Its my favourite!
Jun 13th, 2012 at 17:18 GMT
Maybe it got reset when I edited it to include the two newly approved element names.
Aug 23rd, 2012 at 04:09 GMT
How were you able to get the buttons aligned like this? I've been trying something similar, and I can't seem to figure it out.
Jan 26th, 2013 at 17:44 GMT
They're not in the same places as on all of the other quizzes. How on earth am I supposed to find Beryllium if it's in the place that looks like neon?
Apr 21st, 2013 at 18:13 GMT
To repeat other comments: This is fantastic. Having finally achieved all 118 on the standard quiz, I will now be using this to nail down the positions. Thank you!
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