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.
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.
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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