Do You Understand Everyday Chemistry of the Real World?

Chemistry That Explains How Stuff Works

Take this quiz to see how well you understand how stuff works from a chemistry perspective.
Take this quiz to see how well you understand how stuff works from a chemistry perspective. Westend61 / Getty Images

1. Cutting onions makes you cry because:

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2. Ice floats on liquid water because:

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3. Leaves change color in autumn because:

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4. Baking soda makes baked goods rise because:

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5. Dry ice is:

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6. Bleach is used to remove stains from fabrics and surfaces. Bleach works because:

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7. Pencil erasers remove pencil marks because:

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8. Veins that are close to the skin surface commonly appear blue because:

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9. High-proof alcohol, such as vodka, doesn't freeze in a home freezer because:

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10. Fluoridated toothpaste helps prevent cavities because:

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Do You Understand Everyday Chemistry of the Real World?

You got: % Correct. Kind of Clueless About Everyday Chemistry

I got Kind of Clueless About Everyday Chemistry. Do You Understand Everyday Chemistry of the Real World?
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Nice try! You didn't know how some everyday processes work, but you completed the quiz, so now you've got all the answers. From here, a good next step is to learn trivia about other aspects of science. Are you ready for another quiz? See how many general science facts you know.

Do You Understand Everyday Chemistry of the Real World?

You got: % Correct. Competent at Everyday Chemistry

I got Competent at Everyday Chemistry. Do You Understand Everyday Chemistry of the Real World?
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Good job! You have a good understanding of the chemistry explanations of how things work. Your friends and family probably ask you lots of questions about the natural world, and you supply clear answers. Since you understand the chemistry of daily life, the next step is to expand your horizons to cover all areas of science. Here are some science facts you might not know. Are you ready to try another quiz? Here are 20 science facts everyone should know. You'll ace that quiz, right?