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Can you name the three elements by the given first two letters of their names?
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Elements By Alphabetized Atomic Symbols
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Element Trio by Beginning Pair Quiz
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Mar 2nd, 2011 at 02:40 GMT
This is the sequel to my 'Element Pair by Beginning Pair' quiz. Thanks again to puckett86 for the inspiration of this quiz. If I missed any please comment. Thank you and enjoy!
Mar 3rd, 2011 at 07:25 GMT
Did anybody first think of "thorium & thulium & thallium" when taking this quiz? I sure did.
Mar 3rd, 2011 at 19:47 GMT
I usually approach these quizzes by typing the first letter of the element, then each possible second letter until the symbol rings a bell. That said, it friggin' figures that I miss "N" for nitrogen.
Mar 4th, 2011 at 14:29 GMT
I'ts bizarre that Rutherfordium and Mendelevium are somehow more gotten than Nitrogen and Mercury.
Mar 5th, 2011 at 04:39 GMT
True sign of Sporclitis: I got them all except for nitrogen.
Mar 25th, 2011 at 06:11 GMT
@jago Totally; I can thank Lehrer for that one. Unlike the pairs one, the really odd ones like Praseodymium got me, as opposed to missing Tin, Silver, and Iron in the other.
Jul 19th, 2011 at 01:38 GMT
Thanks for the Editor's Pick, Sproutcm!
Jul 19th, 2011 at 01:38 GMT
i barely remembered the last 3 in time. ... nitrogen, mercury, and copper. no problem with praseodymium, copernicium, meitnerium, etc... wow.
Jul 21st, 2011 at 14:35 GMT
Wow really hard
Game published: Jul 27th, 2011 at 18:48 GMT
Jul 27th, 2011 at 19:41 GMT
I think "mercury" is tough because it doesn't even in "ium". I'm thinking "me...ium?" It was the second to last one I got.
Jul 27th, 2011 at 19:47 GMT
It also has a different symbol than its letters, so if anyone is looking through a periodic table it won't jump out at them.
Jul 27th, 2011 at 19:55 GMT
Great idea for a quiz! I imagine the trio that sparked the thought was the Th- group. I've always thought they sounded funny when said together.
Jul 27th, 2011 at 20:12 GMT
@ Crawl: did you try Meconium first? :-D
Jul 27th, 2011 at 20:30 GMT
Thanks goodness for Tom Lehrer's song The Elements. "...and iodine, and thorium, and thulium, and thallium..."
Jul 27th, 2011 at 21:37 GMT
@Crawl: I did the same thing! And for "Th-" I kept thinking of threonine. And I had to keep telling myself, no, that's an amino acid, not an element.
Jul 27th, 2011 at 21:54 GMT
Thanks for the the publish Sporcle!
Jul 27th, 2011 at 23:05 GMT
@snowyowl...I kept wanting to type threonine too!
Jul 28th, 2011 at 15:06 GMT
How did I manage to remember thulium and miss nitrogen? I'll never know.
Jul 28th, 2011 at 20:39 GMT
Ah, Sporcle. The things you cause me to do, like remember Praseodymium and forget Copper...
Aug 6th, 2011 at 07:02 GMT
Even as I was typing it, I was about 40% certain I was making up Rutherfordium. I picked a scientist starting with "Ru" at random (not that there are that many), and what do you know.
Jan 6th, 2013 at 17:28 GMT
I got 23 in 75 seconds, and spend 3 minutes getting Rubidium. Weird.
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