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Can you pick the element symbol that goes with each of these element names?
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This is only the 114 elements with official IUPAC names.
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Mar 29th, 2012 at 01:58 GMT
This looks like the world's most intimidating keyboard. Great quiz!
Mar 30th, 2012 at 18:17 GMT
GREAT quiz, love it! I feel really stupid for missing nine though.
Game published: Apr 24th, 2013 at 17:00 GMT
Apr 24th, 2013 at 17:20 GMT
So many I knew but I got tricked by similar choices
Apr 24th, 2013 at 17:50 GMT
Thallium, thulium, thorium. *shakes fist*
Apr 24th, 2013 at 18:12 GMT
Quoting Info "Only the 114 elements with official IUPAC names". The Official IUPAC Name for Cs is Caesium.
Apr 24th, 2013 at 18:27 GMT
According to IUPAC, ' “Aluminum” and “cesium” are commonly used alternative spellings for “aluminium” and “caesium.” ' Ironically, they do not consider the sulphur spelling used by the UK to be acceptable at all. I never realized that.
Apr 24th, 2013 at 18:37 GMT
Yes, they are listed as commonly used spellings, but on the IUPAC's periodic table, Caesium and Aluminium are used primarily, and not the other way round. I still use Sulphur, only when they change Phenyl to Fenyl etc. then I'll consider it :P
Apr 24th, 2013 at 19:23 GMT
Anoyingly, I got a few obvious ones wrong, including Arsenic, which I was working with today. Part of what I was doing involved clicking a button with 'As' on it multiple times, but I somehow failed to do that this time!
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Apr 24th, 2013 at 19:49 GMT
Could we please use the international names? I know Aluminum is an accepted alternative spelling but it is not the official spelling.
Apr 24th, 2013 at 20:20 GMT
I'll need to look through my old books and papers to see if I have a periodic table from my schooldays. I'm sure most of these elements didn't exist back then... ;-)
Apr 24th, 2013 at 22:22 GMT
It depends on the country, cuffeee. North Americans spell, and pronounce it, aluminum. This was the name given to it by it's discoverer/isolater when he first published his findings. It was only later changed to aluminium by those who thought aluminum "...has a less classical sound."
Apr 25th, 2013 at 01:10 GMT
Iodine Thorium-Indium-Potassium Thorium-Iodine-Sulfur Iodine-Sulfur Vanadium-Erbium-Yttrium Fluorine-Uranium-Nitrogen
Apr 25th, 2013 at 02:38 GMT
I found this quiz to be mechanically flaky. Most of the time, the bottom row symbols were *impossible* to click for me.
Apr 25th, 2013 at 11:40 GMT
The trick for me was to pass those that I wasn't 100% certain I knew, in the hope that ambiguity will have been resolved by the time they come around again. And most of the time it indeed did.
Apr 25th, 2013 at 16:51 GMT
I can specifically blame thallium and thulium for having to take this more than once.
Apr 25th, 2013 at 18:05 GMT
To further confuse things, Davy also used alumium.
Apr 26th, 2013 at 07:48 GMT
Tiredness cost me 100%...although that said it would have been 113 and antimony by default :s
Apr 27th, 2013 at 14:26 GMT
note to self, if your not 100% sure, skip and come back to it. This happened too many times: "Rhenium? Rh. D'OH Rh is Rhodium, Rhenium is Re" I realize my mistakes a split second after I click.
May 13th, 2013 at 22:36 GMT
Curse you, palladium, praseodymium, protactinium, and promethium.
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