Periodic Table Elements A-Z

For each letter A-Z, name any element of the Periodic Table that starts with that letter.
We will display the most commonly guessed one
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Last updated: February 25, 2018
First submittedFebruary 25, 2018
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Letter
Element
A
Argon
B
Boron
C
Carbon
D
Dubnium
E
Einsteinium
F
Fluorine
G
Gold
H
Hydrogen
Letter
Element
I
Iron
K
Krypton
L
Lithium
M
Magnesium
N
Nitrogen
O
Oxygen
P
Potassium
R
Radon
Letter
Element
S
Silver
T
Tin
U
Uranium
V
Vanadium
X
Xenon
Y
Yttrium
Z
Zinc
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Level 83
Feb 24, 2018
Oganesson doesn't work for "O".
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2018
Fixed
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Level 52
Apr 3, 2020
Where's the 'Q'?
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Level 51
Apr 17, 2020
@McKenzieFam no elements start with Q.
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Level 52
May 14, 2020
I know. I've made an entire quiz series on 'Elements by Letter', and there's no Q.
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2020
Then why did you ask where the Q is?
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2018
That was your first guess?☺
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Level 72
Mar 9, 2018
Mine was Osmium...funny how the brain works.
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Level 58
May 20, 2018
When you know the Periodic Table off by heart, it doesn't make a difference if the element is well known or not.
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Level 77
May 21, 2018
buck1017 --> Mee too!
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Level 62
Nov 22, 2018
LOL didn't even get oxygen! I thought i had already gotten it!
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Level 59
Jun 29, 2020
@RealTomHolland same
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Level 43
Oct 25, 2020
I also know it by heart, but doing to much country quizzes boggles my mind. I kept guessing "Serbium" or whatever
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Level 81
Feb 18, 2020
If you hold your breath while waiting an easier one might come to mind.
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2020
Or rather not...
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Level 37
Jun 29, 2020
Darmstadium element 110 doesnt work for 'D'
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Level 54
Jun 29, 2020
It does with Darmstadtium
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Level 39
Jun 29, 2020
darmstadtium*
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2020
Which Bundesliga team plays in Darm Stadium?
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2018
fairly easy quiz
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2018
Why does "gold" appear when you answer "gadolinium"? Similar thing happened for multiple other answers (i.e. the answer was accepted, but what was typed didn't appear). Just wondering.
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2018
Sorry - read the qualifying statement at the top after I posted my comment. I guess the way it's set up is easier to manage.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2018
(answering as a quiz maker) When you make an answer for each letter, the answer you put is what shows up when someone guesses it. You can also make it so more than one answer is accepted to get that question right. Even if you answer with one of the other answers that are accepted, what the quiz maker originally put is what shows when you answer the question.
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2018
Lithium is more guessed then lead? Well that's odd.
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Level 73
Feb 26, 2018
Presumably many people did it like I did and started at the beginning for what they had memorized from high school chemistry.
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Level 72
Feb 26, 2018
Or we're just all bipolar?
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Level 63
Mar 5, 2018
As someone whose main language isn't English I go for the ones that are very similar or exactly like the German names first. Lithium is exactly the same while lead couldn't be any more different (Blei). That's why lead hardly comes to my mind. I actually use Plumbum for it in these quizzes.
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Level 52
Apr 3, 2020
I typed Potassium for 'K', seeing it's symbol so often in place of it's name!
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2018
My guess for 'L' was Livermorium. Unsure why that occurred before either lead or lithium.
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2020
I had Lanthanum first. I guess it's because we think of the letter L more as part of the element's symbol, so we picture symbols like Li, La and Lv. Pb for lead doesn't really come to mind in this way and would be rather misleading - no pun intended. :)
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Level 62
May 20, 2018
If you do this quiz by reciting the periodic table in order, then you will get lithium first.
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2019
what makes you think lithium is more guessed than lead. No way to know right. Lithium is just the answer the quizmaker decided to be shown (out of all the possible ones starting with "l" same goes for all the other letters)
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2020
The caveat at the top says "we will display the most commonly guessed one".
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Level 81
Feb 18, 2020
Wowzers....
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Level 65
Feb 27, 2018
I guess valium isn't an element.
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Level 22
May 20, 2018
You would be right
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Level 33
May 21, 2018
I think Valium is some kind of drug that relaxes you. I here people in American TV shows say things like "Have you taken a Valium yet?" whenever someone's stressed.
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Level 79
Jun 29, 2020
I think that's why he was making a joke about it.
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2018
For K, my mind kept coming back to Potassium. Took a good 15 seconds to come up with Krypton.

Also, I'm surprised dubnium is guessed more than dysprosium

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Level 81
May 20, 2018
I typed in tin, thinking it was my answer for "S," but it turned out to be my "T" instead. As for dubnium, maybe it's easier to spell? It took me several tries to finally produce dysprosium correctly.
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Level 52
May 20, 2018
For some reason I went with darmstadtium
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Level 48
May 21, 2018
Same here.
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Level 73
May 21, 2018
and here. and i don't even live there
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Level 66
Mar 10, 2018
11/23 my first guess was the most guessed one.
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Level 68
May 20, 2018
Well that was... weird but fun! I got 23/23, but only my "F", "K" and "U" to "Z" were the same as the most commonly one shown! That means I only matched the most common 7/23 times. Like who guesses "Hafnium" and "Mendelevium" as their first for "H" and "M"? Me apparently!
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Level 48
May 20, 2018
me too lol
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Level 62
May 20, 2018
*Guessed Gallium and Scandium before Gold and Silver*
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Level 68
May 20, 2018
I went for those exact two as well!
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Level 50
Jun 8, 2018
I guessed Mendelevium and Hafnium as well.
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Level 35
May 20, 2018
Tried Vibranium.
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Level 65
May 20, 2018
As did I. New quiz idea: Marvel metals and stones.
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Level 62
May 20, 2018
Did anyone else just recite the ASAP Science song?
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Level 57
May 20, 2018
Yep, definitely
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Level 38
May 21, 2018
TENNESSINE AND OGANESSON. AND THEN, WERE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.

.

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Level 40
May 21, 2018
I can't BELIEVE I missed Krypton, Yttrium and Zinc. ZINC. UGH.

I got some obscure ones though. As in, probably not the first thing that should come to mind.

My answers were:

Arsenic, Berylium, Calcium, Fluorine, Germanium, Helium, Iodine, Lithium, Magnesium, Nickel, Oxygen, Potassium, Radon, Sulphur, Tungsten, Uranium and Xenon.

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Level 50
May 21, 2018
What about Badassium? The element discovered by Tony Stark?
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Level 20
May 21, 2018
My first guess for U was ununtrium, and that is an element. Why isn't that accepted?
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Level 77
May 21, 2018
All Un- names are given pending the confirmation of the discovery of the element. When it's done, they're given a definitive one. Right now, there is no three letter elements. Your Ununtrium has been renamed Nihonium 1 year and a half ago along with Livermorium, Tennessine and two others I forgot about.

EDIT: Sorry, after checking, it appears Livermorium has been named so before that.

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Level 72
May 22, 2018
Wolfram (another equally accepted name for tungsten) could be added in order to include W.
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Level 50
Jun 8, 2018
When you guess Gadolinium instead of Gold...
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Level 81
Feb 18, 2020
All that glitters is not gadolinium.
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2018
Adamantium, Bavarium, Dalekanium, Dilithium, Etherium, Feminum, Jerktonium, Redstone, Saronite, Unobtanium and Vibranium don't work :(
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Level 46
Nov 30, 2018
i really love this quiz ! got all the most common ones Oh WeLl :)))
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2019
I think I did, astatine, beryllium, calcium, darmstadtium, erbium, fluorine, gallium, helium, iodine, krypton, livermorium, manganese, neon, oxygen, ?,radium, strontium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, xenon, yttrium, zinc.

So only for fluorine, oxygen, yttrium and zinc I guessed the suggested answers. (excluded the ones that only have one option)

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Level 67
Jan 4, 2019
PS I think this quiz has way too much time, i had 3 mins left. Could do with a minute or 2 less. The high percentages reflect that aswell
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Level 78
Dec 20, 2019
valladium

varadium

vanadium *DING!!*

Got very fortunate there. Miss dubnium, or whatever it was called, though. :-(

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Level 71
Jun 29, 2020
Too bad Ding is not an element then. :)
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Level 60
Jan 8, 2020
I wrote Einsteinian -_-
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Level 52
Apr 3, 2020
I honestly typed dynamite for 'D'!! Suddenly remembered that it's not an element, then typed Dysprosium and went on to ace this quiz.
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Level 44
Jun 29, 2020
God bless Tom Lehrer.
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Level 55
Jun 29, 2020
I'm just wondering. Why don't you set it up so upon answering, it would reveal all correct possibilities? That way, the quiz would be even more educational, as one would see even the options he didn't knew about.