Everyday Chemistry Quiz

What You Don't Know About Household Chemicals Could Hurt You

Take this quiz to see how much you know about everyday common chemicals in your home.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about everyday common chemicals in your home. Jonathan Kitchen / Getty Images

3. The acid in most car batteries, sometimes known as 'Oil of Vitriol', is:

4. One important source of Vitamin C is citrus fruit. Vitamin C is:

5. Soft drinks may contain many different acids. The acid that produces fizz or bubbles is:

6. If you are making soaps and detergents from scratch, one of your starting ingredients will be:

7. The chemical thimerosol has been used to preserve saline solutions and vaccines. Thimerosol contains which metal?

9. All of these chemicals are sweeteners. Which one is not artificial? (hint: more names doesn't mean more natural)

10. Chocolate and cocoa naturally contain relatively high levels of which two metals?

Everyday Chemistry Quiz

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Nice try! You didn't answer many questions correctly, but you learned a lot about chemicals you may encounter in daily life. From here, you can explore examples of chemistry you encounter every day. Avoid poisoning yourself by reviewing this list of home chemicals you should never, ever mix together.

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Good job! You know a thing or two about chemicals in food and common products you use. From here, learn about common food additives you probably ate today and which household chemicals should never be mixed together. If you'd like to get your own chemicals and perform experiments, review this list of common chemicals in your home.

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Great work! You know a lot about everyday chemistry, including the chemicals in food and common products and how they react with each other. From here, you can apply your knowledge and master simple chemistry life hacks. Or, learn about 10 common products you may have in your home that emit radiation.

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