Element Color Quiz

See If You Know the Colors of the Chemical Elements

Take this chemistry quiz to see if you know what color the chemical elements are in pure form.
Take this chemistry quiz to see if you know what color the chemical elements are in pure form. Bar?s Muratoglu / Getty Images

1. Carbon comes in forms including clear diamond and gray graphite. However, the most common color of pure carbon is:

2. Bromine is the only non-metallic element that is a liquid at room temperature. The color of bromine is:

4. Which of the following is not a typical color for phosphorus?

5. Fluorine gas is:

6. The color of pure radium is:

7. Pure copper is?

8. Beryllium is colored:

9. Elemental sulfur is

10. Solid iodine is?

Element Color Quiz

You got: % Correct. Kind of Clueless About Element Colors

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Nice try! You made the effort to get through the quiz, so you learned about element colors. If you're ever asked to guess the color of an unknown element, say it's silver or gray. About 75% of the elements on the periodic table are silver-colored metals.

Where can you go next? Start your journey learning about elements by viewing the ones that exist as liquids. Are you ready for a quiz? See which alchemy element suits your personality.

Element Color Quiz

You got: % Correct. Comfortable With Element Colors

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Good job! You are familiar with the appearance of some of the elements on the periodic table. Or, if you're not, then you're good at guessing what the elements look like based on what you do know about them.

Where can you go from here? You can browse the element photo gallery to see the elements in all their glory. Ready for another quiz? See which element suits your personality best. Or, since you know the colors now, see if you can tell what an element is based on its picture.

Element Color Quiz

You got: % Correct. Conquered the Element Colors Quiz

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Excellent! You know so much about element colors, it's practically scary. Also, you probably realize most of them are gray or silver metals, so that's always a good guess.

If you like, you can review essential facts about the chemical elements. Ready for another quiz? See how much weird science you know. You might learn something new!