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Metals of Antiquity

Name the seven metals of antiquity. Until the discovery of arsenic in the 13th century, these were the only pure elemental metals known to man.
  • No alloys, or elemental metals found only in alloys
  • Quiz by interopia - May 16, 2017
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(68)
Very interesting fact!
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Jan 27, 2017
(68)
What about bronze? It's not a metallic element but it's still a metal.
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Jan 27, 2017
(60)
It's an alloy... Should you accept that, there would be endless answers in this quiz.
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Jan 27, 2017
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Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
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Jan 27, 2017
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I am not really sure about zinc (and thus brass). Maybe it was not known as a simple body but I'm pretty sure it was part of ancient alloys.
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Jan 27, 2017
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Zinc needs to be here. Brass has been produced for 5000 years or so...
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Jan 27, 2017
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"To date, the oldest evidence of pure zinc comes from Zawar, in Rajasthan, as early as the 9th century AD when a distillation process was employed to make pure zinc." So, zinc only existed as an alloy before that.
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Jan 27, 2017
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I wonder how they could make brass before. Anyway, maybe you should rewrite the description, this is anterior to the 13th century (and arsenic is not quite a metal either).
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Jan 28, 2017
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I found this: "Although forms of brass have been in use since prehistory, its true nature as a copper-zinc alloy was not understood until the post medieval period because the zinc vapor which reacted with copper to make brass was not recognized as a metal."
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Jan 28, 2017
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Huh, interesting that it's defined that way if Zinc was known to be an element before Arsenic was.
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May 15, 2017
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Cool Quiz :)
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Jan 29, 2017
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Is mercury a metal? Isn't metal in solid state in room temperature?
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Apr 7, 2017
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Yes, and sometimes!
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Apr 25, 2017
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being a solid is not a requirement to be a metal. And what is "room temperature?" Depending on where your room is located you could see all of these metals in liquid form.
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May 15, 2017
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The definition of "room temperature" is almost always accepted as 20° C, regardless of where the actual room is.
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May 15, 2017
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You missed the point.
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May 16, 2017
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Definition of metal a solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g. iron, gold, silver, and aluminium, and alloys such as steel). A metal doesn't have to be a certain state of matter, it just has to have those traits.
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May 15, 2017
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1. Mercury is a metal. Its actually the only known metal that stays liquid in the room temperature 2. Playing with words sounds funny but with all seriousness room temperature is an internationally recognized term and ranges roughly between 15 C and 25 C. Details are below; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_temperature
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May 17, 2017
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I have no idea what this quiz is about, but I just got 100% guessing random metals.
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Apr 24, 2017
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Elemental history lesson for you people wondering why Zinc isn't here. Although Brass was used for centuries beforehand, Zinc itself wasn't discovered until the eighteenth century.
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May 15, 2017
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Could you add quicksilver as an alternate for mercury. Got 6/7 because I call it that...
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May 15, 2017
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This has been done.
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May 17, 2017
(56)
Are you an alchemist?
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May 18, 2017
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Although it's not a well established historical fact (in the sense of ancient writings specifically talking about gold, tin and copper), it is believed that Antimony (Sb) was isolated in ancient times, and may have been formed into small ornaments. FYI
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May 15, 2017
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Cool quiz
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May 17, 2017
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No Heavy Metal?
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May 22, 2017
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