Periodic Table Quiz - First 20 Elements

Can you guess the first twenty elements of the periodic table?
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Last updated: January 15, 2020
First submittedAugust 2, 2016
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Symbol
Element
H
Hydrogen
Mg
Magnesium
Be
Beryllium
Ca
Calcium
Li
Lithium
Na
Sodium
K
Potassium
Si
Silicon
C
Carbon
N
Nitrogen
Symbol
Element
P
Phosphorus
S
Sulfur
O
Oxygen
F
Fluorine
Cl
Chlorine
Ne
Neon
He
Helium
Ar
Argon
B
Boron
Al
Aluminum
+14
Level 74
Jan 15, 2020
Why the order they are in?
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2020
It was certainly confusing not to have them in order of the atomic number as usual.
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Level 75
Jan 19, 2020
I think it's better this way. Now you actually have to pay attention to what you're doing.
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2020
Without the atomic number order, this is more about recognizing the symbol...
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Level 57
Jan 16, 2020
was slightly bothered that they weren't in order...this order isn't completely random either; elements in the same group appear together.
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Level 80
Jan 16, 2020
There might be some merit to seeing if people can remember the first 20 elements of the periodic table... if you don't give them the symbols. With the symbols, it's just a "Periodic Tables by Symbol" quiz that, for no particular reason, limits itself to the first 20. It would seem to make way more sense to just have a random 20 elements quiz.
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2020
Could I spell Beryllium? Could I, #*&"!
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Level 68
Mar 12, 2020
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 42
Feb 18, 2020
shoutout to my middle school science teacher for making us memorize the first 20 elements
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Level 19
Feb 18, 2020
why are they not in order
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Level 47
Feb 18, 2020
Me a dane not knowing the English spellings ...
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2020
Phosphore/phosphor should also work.
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Level 47
Feb 18, 2020
EZ 1:20 remaining
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Level 41
Feb 18, 2020
i wonder why kalium isn't accepted for potassium
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2020
This quiz is explosive.
+3
Level 44
Feb 18, 2020
I'm glad there's a quiz catering to those of us who only care about the important elements.
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2020
Feel free to send me any of your gold and silver ;-)
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Level 31
Feb 18, 2020
I got all of them first try, and did n't have to retype anything.
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2020
I didn't. I dropped out of Biology in high school and took Physics instead.
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Level 45
Feb 19, 2020
First time, but I learned them all originally from the tests on this site!
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Level 45
Feb 20, 2020
Please accept Kalium and Natrium for their elements. Also, maybe just accept fluor for fluorine, as a non-native English speaker I know the element but not the English translation.
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Level 38
Feb 20, 2020
did not accept aluminium. I had to use American spelling aluminum
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Level 70
Feb 20, 2020
That seems to have been fixed, because I know I typed aluminium.
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2021
I typed aluminum even though I am British. It's one letter fewer after all.
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Level 28
Jun 2, 2020
yeah it is fixed aluminium works
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Level 73
Feb 9, 2021
Finished in 27 seconds!