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Chemical Elements and Origins Of Names Quiz

This quiz gives information about the origin of names of chemical elements . See if you can identify where these elements gets their name from . 8 Questions.

 
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1

The discoverer of gallium (Ga) gave that element the name of his own 'home-area'. Which one was that?

  • Wales
  • Cornwall
  • Galicia

2

Bromine (Br) got its name from the Greek word bromos which means: __________?

  • brown
  • broomstick
  • stench

3

Which of these other names of elements was also given after a German word for a gnome or evil spirit of the mines ?

  • ferrum (Fe)
  • cobalt (Co).
  • aluminium (Al)

4

Chromium literally means 'coloured element'.Rubidium,which was discovered by the inventor of the Bunsen burner,Robert W. Bunsen,also refers to colour.What colour?

  • red
  • green
  • blue

5

Chemistry is a much more colourful subject than people might think. Chlorine ( Cl) is also related to a colour word.What colour?

  • yellowish green
  • deep purple
  • scarlet red

6

What is the name "ammonia" derived from?

  • stuff that is produced by the Greek goddess Ammonia (aka Hera)
  • stuff produced by the Egyptian god Amon
  • salt from Ammon

7

Which of these elements got its name from the Greek for 'hidden'?

  • vanadium
  • krypton
  • selenium

8

Lithium (Li) is related to Greek lithos as in Greek lithography and means: _________ ?

  • brimstone
  • stone
  • bed

 

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