Element Symbol Test

Test Whether You Know the Symbols of the Chemical Elements

Take this quiz to check whether you know the symbols of the chemical elements.
Take this quiz to check whether you know the symbols of the chemical elements. GoodLifeStudio / Getty Images

1. Y is the chemical symbol for which element?

2. Cm is the chemical symbol for which element?

3. At is the chemical symbol for which element?

4. C is the chemical symbol for which element?

5. W is the chemical symbol for which element?

6. Ar is the chemical symbol for which element?

7. S is the chemical symbol for which element?

8. Mg is the chemical symbol for which element?

9. Rh is the chemical symbol for which element?

10. Tl is the chemical symbol for which element?

Element Symbol Test

You got: % Correct. Element Symbol Elementary Student

I got Element Symbol Elementary Student. Element Symbol Test
If you don't know the element symbols, the periodic table is confusing.. Jon Feingersh / Getty Images

The elements and their symbols seem like a foreign language to you, but it's an easy one to learn. Each element is represented by a one or two-letter abbreviation. Start by reviewing the list of element symbols. It's easiest to learn the first 10 or 20 and go from there.

When you think you're ready, test how well you know the first 10 element symbols. Ready to relax your brain? See if you can tell real and fake elements apart.

Element Symbol Test

You got: % Correct. Everyday Element Symbol Knowledge

I got Everyday Element Symbol Knowledge. Element Symbol Test
Knowing the element symbols helps make chemistry a fun science to study.. Gael Conrad / Getty Images

Good job! You knew some of the element symbols. Although you missed some quiz questions, you're well on your way to recognizing elements on the periodic table.

A fun way to practice element symbols is to see how many words you can write using them.

Are you ready to try another quiz? Find out which alchemy element suits your personality.

Element Symbol Test

You got: % Correct. Element Symbol Superstar

I got Element Symbol Superstar. Element Symbol Test
Mastering the element symbols of the periodic table gives you mad scientist super powers.. Paul Hardy / Getty Images

Great job! You clearly know a lot about element names and symbols.

Where can you go from here? You could review the periodic table to see if there are any element symbols you don't know. You should also make sure you know the names of the newly discovered elements.

Ready for a quiz? See which chemical element fits your personality.