20 Questions Chemistry Quiz

20 Chemistry Questions You Should Be Able to Answer

If you can answer all the questions to the 20-question chemistry quiz, a million dollars won't fall down from the skies. However, you've got a good chance of making that much money as a chemist!
If you can answer all the questions to the 20-question chemistry quiz, a million dollars won't fall down from the skies. However, you've got a good chance of making that much money as a chemist!. JW LTD, Getty Images
1. One of the essential minerals in the human body is salt. How much salt (NaCl) is in the average adult human body?
Salt comes in many forms. Colors are caused by slight impurities, but the primary chemical compound in table salt is sodium chloride.. Westend61, Getty Images
2. If you fill a glass to the brim with ice water and the ice melts, what will happen?
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3. The symbol Sb stands for stibnum or stibnite. What is the modern name of this element?
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4. Water-based liquids can be described as acidic, neutral, or basic, with respect to pH. Which of these describes milk?
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5. DNA codes for proteins, which are the building blocks of organisms. What is the most abundant protein in the human body?
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6. Noble gases are inert because they have completed outer electron shells. Which of these elements isn't a noble gas?
Brightly lit signs are often filled with low pressure noble gases.. Jill Tindal, Getty Images
7. What is the most common isotope of hydrogen?
These primordial stars are forming from hydrogen.. Stocktrek, Getty Images
8. You can't live without water! What is its chemical formula?
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9. Who is credited with the invention of the modern periodic table?
Chemical elements are the stuff from which all matter is made.. Andrey Prokhorov, Getty Images
10. Which of these elements is a nonmetal?
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11. Organic chemistry is the study of the compounds that make up living organisms. All organic molecules contain:
Organic Chemistry - Benzene Molecule. Laguna Design, Getty Images
12. The symbol Ag stands for which element?
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13. Three of the most common states of matter are solids, liquids, and gases. A liquid has:
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14. You can't live without iron. Where in the body is most of the iron located?
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15. A mole contains Avogadro's number of items. What is Avogadro's number?
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16. What do you call an atom that has more protons than electrons?
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17. All of the following are amino acids except:
Antibody Protein Molecule. Science Picture Co, Getty Images
18. A drop of food coloring spreading out in a cup of water is an example of which transport process?
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19. In a solution of saltwater (a saline solution), salt is the:
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20. All of the following elements are liquids around room temperature except which one?
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On the one hand, you won't be winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry any time soon. On the other hand, you're probably an expert in another field! If you want to improve your knowledge, grab a kid's science text or start learning chemistry online. Not interested in chemistry at all? You could simply take another quiz!

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You know just enough chemistry to get by. This has served you well so far, but think how much more you could learn! Why should you care? For one thing, chemistry is everywhere in the world around you, so brushing up on it will help you choose the best foods, medicines, and household products. Another reason to master chemistry is so you can do (and understand) cool science projects.

One fun way to learn about chemistry is to perform experiments. You can also brush up on chemistry by taking another quiz.

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If there had been a million dollars on the line for knowing all the answers, you would have just missed the prize. It's OK to miss a question or two. That just shows you have other interests! You have a good command of chemistry.

From here, you can hone your chemistry skills, try your hand at an experiment, or you may simply enjoy taking another quiz. 

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If there was a million dollar prize for getting the questions right, you could be rich right now! Sadly, there's no cash, but you can take comfort in knowing you're the one people turn to when they need answers. You know your stuff! You even knew the answers to the tricky questions.

The next step is learning fun ways to apply knowledge and delving deeper into your favorite subject. Review high school chemistry to make sure you've covered all the bases or perform cool chemistry demonstrations to show others why the science is so amazing!