See If You Understand the Chemistry of How Stuff Works

Chemistry That Explains How the World Works

Take this quiz to see if you know the chemistry answers and explanation for how things work in the world around you.
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1. Ice cubes float in water. Icebergs float in the ocean. Why does ice float?

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2. Ordinary table salt consists of a mineral vital for life. What is in salt?

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3. If Teflon is so non-sticky, then how do they get it to stick to the pan?

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6. Why does metal spark in the microwave?

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7. How does salt melt ice?

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8. Why do leaves change color with seasons?

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9. Why does an unopened soft drink can leak (or explode!) when you freeze it?

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10. The final question is a tough one: Why is mercury a liquid?

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See If You Understand the Chemistry of How Stuff Works

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Hmm. You missed a lot of questions, so you might want to spend some time in a classroom or watching the Discovery channel. The good news is, now you know the answers to all these questions so you can show off how smart you are next time someone wonders about one of these phenomena.

From here, you might want to learn some new facts, like these strange but true chemistry ones.

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See If You Understand the Chemistry of How Stuff Works

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All your friends come to you with questions about how things work because they know you'll have the answers! Here are some chemistry facts you might not know.

Are you ready for another quiz? Here's a more advanced chemistry trivia quiz that tests how well you know facts.