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Can you name the chemical elements given words that can be found inside their names?
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For example, if you were looking for the only element to contain the word OBI, you would type in niOBIum. For each of these, there is a unique element.
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Nov 7th, 2010 at 17:25 GMT
Forget Magnesium and Nickel, but get Dysprosium -.- Great quiz. Can't take Arsenic serious anymore.
Nov 8th, 2010 at 16:09 GMT
There's an even better chemical compound containing arsenic called arsole. Seriously, that is the IUPAC recommended nomenclature.
Nov 8th, 2010 at 17:26 GMT
Wise and noble @sproutcm, quizmaker nonpareil, I beseech thee ... can we call the above list of strings something other than "words?" "TONI" ain't no kind of word. Or maybe remove the non-word words and add more word-words?
Nov 8th, 2010 at 23:03 GMT
@HPZ Oh, well, I considered words to be names too, which is why TONI and HOLM are there and proper nouns like TASS and TANTA. I considered anything that is a word that could be in a crossword puzzle to be a word. So, every one of these is an actual word, with a definition and clueable in some way. I didn't use the Scrabble list of words, because I hate that list with many made-up words and no proper nouns. Next thing you'll tell me that ENGLAND and JAMES aren't words. ;)
Nov 9th, 2010 at 01:58 GMT
@sproutcm Sure, that's certainly fair. I'll leave my personal love of the Scrabble word list out of my response so as not to bias you against it. I wonder, though, if the word list above may be a missed opportunity to add further educational content to the quiz ("hmm... is 'DELE' really a word? It is! It means to delete. I just learned something!"). Alternatively you could take the quiz in the direction of the crossword hints you mention, and provide only those hints, and then require players to fill in the only element that contains the answer to the hint. That would be a super-challenging double-threat of a quiz (the kind that die-hard Sporclers adore).
Dec 22nd, 2010 at 16:38 GMT
@HPZ co.BOLT should be added. I don't know about your scrabble list but if its like the scrabble word lists used by online scrabble games it contains words like osic which are not English!
Jan 7th, 2011 at 01:21 GMT
@Steeevoe: Um ... what? I think you may have misspelled "cobalt," there. I don't, however, think sproutcm was attempting to form a comprehensive list. Also, for what it's worth, "osic" is not in any official Scrabble wordlist that I know of.
Jul 15th, 2011 at 22:29 GMT
@sproutcm: Can you possibly make a sequel to this with the elements without the words ending the quiz?
Jul 16th, 2011 at 16:31 GMT
@gustavpolo Oh I hate mine fields, and that type of quiz. Maybe having something that forces order so you cannot just type in the elements but based on the stats, this is already super hard.
Jul 26th, 2011 at 03:51 GMT
As a chemistry geek, I've got to say that I really liked this quiz. A lot of them took a lot of systematic thinking, which is what I like to see in a quiz with a seemingly simple idea such as this one.
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