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
+24
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 76
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 23
Oct 25, 2021
yeah, the order is goofy, this definitely wouldn't have gotten a vote for feature from me
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Level 35
Oct 29, 2021
I think this order is on purpose so you need to use the symbols to find them. I know every single element in order of atomic number but not the symbol and the symbols is whats being tested here
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Level 54
Dec 12, 2021
how do you know the atomic numbers but not the symbols though?
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Level 81
Dec 12, 2021
That's easy - easier than learning the symbols - you just start at the beginning of the periodic table and learn the order. I'd say I can easily match every element by name to its atomic number, or vice versa, but I probably couldn't 100% the symbols.
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2020
Without the atomic number order, this is more about recognizing the symbol...
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Level 58
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 82
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 78
Jan 28, 2020
Could I spell Beryllium? Could I, #*&"!
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2020
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 40
Feb 18, 2020
shoutout to my middle school science teacher for making us memorize the first 20 elements
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Level 18
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 ...
+1
Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Phosphore/phosphor should also work.
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Level 59
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 32
Dec 12, 2021
it didn't even accepted sourstuff and chokestuff
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2020
This quiz is explosive.
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Level 45
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 76
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 47
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 71
Dec 12, 2021
Thinking about it, a lot of countries do use kalium and natrium as alternative to potassium and sodium (my country included): https://preview.redd.it/kysbe884jci51.jpg?auto=webp&s=19fd6b17fb0fbcd28f8a070c1d3d60d8bb8fc043

and though obsolete, both natrium and kalium also appear in English language dictionaries (checked Merriam-Webster and Collins), so I bet there's some justification to accepting those names too.

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Level 43
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 74
Jan 26, 2021
I typed aluminum even though I am British. It's one letter fewer after all.
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Level 76
Feb 9, 2021
Finished in 27 seconds!
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Level 15
Jun 14, 2021
im literally 11 and have memoirized the periodic table

easy for me :)

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Level 61
Jun 17, 2021
I'm 6 and I have 12 nobel prizes, my own periodic table and I've written 23 books...
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Level 72
Dec 13, 2021
It’s all been said, wonky order, really a test of symbol knowledge