27+ Chemistry Trivia Questions and Answers

What’s the lightest element? What’s a noble gas? What’s the boiling point of water? What’s an atomic number? Chemistry trivia questions are a good challenge for those looking for a scientific twist to an icebreaker game, pub quiz, family game, or any other event.

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From Organic Chemistry trivia to trivia questions about elements, famous chemists, noble prize winners, and many more, this Chemistry quiz will check how much you know about the chemical world around us. Let’s see how many chemistry facts you can pick up with these chemistry quiz questions.


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Chemistry Trivia Questions and Answers

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What is the chemical equation for hydrogen peroxide?▶ H2O2
What is the first element on the periodic table?▶ Hydrogen
What is the most abundant element in the earth’s atmosphere?▶ Nitrogen
What is the chemical symbol for iron?▶ Fe
Which elements symbol is the letter K on the periodic table?▶ Potassium
Which element, previously used in the production of felt, lead to the expression “mad as a hatter”?▶ Mercury
Who is generally acknowledged as the “father” of the modern periodic table?▶ Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev
What is the chemical symbol for table salt?▶ NaCl
What is the chemical formula for ozone?▶ O3
Sodium chloride is most commonly called what?▶ Salt
How many hydrogen atoms are in one molecule of water?▶ Two
What is the chemical symbol for Helium?▶ He
Diamonds are made up almost entirely of what element?▶ Carbon
Au is the symbol for for what chemical element?▶ Gold
The filament in an incandescent light bulb is made of what element?▶ Tungsten
Cubic zirconia is a synthesized material often used in place of what precious stone?▶ Diamond
Fe is the chemical symbol for what element?▶ Iron
Which is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?▶ Aluminum
Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of what two elements?▶ Copper & Tin
What heavy metal element was once known as quicksilver?▶ Mercury
How many electrons does a hydrogen atom have?▶ One
Which metallic element has a melting point of approximately −38 °F (−39 °C)?▶ Mercury
What is the most abundant chemical element in the Universe?▶ Hydrogen
On the Periodic Table of Elements, Hg is the symbol for what element?▶ Mercury
On the periodic table of elements, which element has the shortest name?▶ Tin
On the periodic table, which element has an atomic weight of 1.00794?▶ Hydrogen
What chemical element gives the blood of a lobster a bluish tint?▶ Copper

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