Periodic Table Elements by Clue

Can you name these elements of the Periodic Table based on a short clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedDecember 8, 2017
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First element in the Periodic Table
Hydrogen
Used in thermometers
Mercury
Outer layer of U.S. pennies
Copper
Found in milk
Calcium
Most common in the atmosphere
Nitrogen
Smells like rotten eggs
Sulfur
Named for the Greek word for sun
Helium
Has the symbol Zn
Zinc
Diamonds are made of it
Carbon
Malleable, ductile, and valuable
Gold
Nutrient found in bananas
Potassium
Used in a once-popular type of
advertising sign
Neon
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Extremely poisonous metalloid
Arsenic
Pipes made of this are being replaced
Lead
Argentina is named for it
Silver
Comes between uranium and plutonium
Neptunium
Along with chlorine, it makes salt
Sodium
Also the name of a California "Valley"
Silicon
Most common element in the human body
Oxygen
Bronze is made from copper and this
Tin
Element starting with "X"
Xenon
Named for Germany
Germanium
Has an atomic number of 12
Magnesium
It was painted on watch hands to
make them glow, formerly
Radium
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2017
Fun one!
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2017
I guess death isn't an element.
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Level 69
Dec 26, 2017
Nor simi.
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Level 82
Apr 16, 2018
Nor Napa :(
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Level 33
Apr 18, 2018
Mort either D:
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2018
Can I type in San Fernando for death?
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2020
And Californium doesn't work either :/
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Level 75
Dec 28, 2017
I think the question in this quiz is referring to total mass but is hydrogen more abundant in the human body in terms of number of atoms? I assume that the large majority of the oxygen atoms are due to the high water content and each water molecule will have twice that number of hydrogen atoms...
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Level 80
Jan 20, 2018
Mass is a better measure imo, but maybe it could be specified, yes.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2018
Most common to me would be a count, not by mass unless its specified in the question. "Because of water content, the human body contains more oxygen by mass than any other element, but more hydrogen by atom-fraction than any element." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_of_the_human_body
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Level 59
Apr 16, 2018
I believe the best answer would be in mols, in which case te current answer is correct
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2018
Someone who knows what he's talking about.
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Level 89
Aug 17, 2018
Not really. Mols is just a numeric value; that's like saying it's easier to count in hundreds.
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2018
@Jpcol, moles is the same thing as number of atoms (actually the number of atoms divided by 6.02 x 10^23). In moles the current answer is wrong. @someone, did you just assume that @jp knew what he/she was talking about just because they sounded like they did? If anyone wanted to know they could look it up.
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2020
I think someone was referring to himself when he said someone know what he's talking about ;)
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2017
Comes between uranium and plutonium.........face palm. Good question though.
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Level 77
Apr 16, 2018
Yea I'd never made that link between those elements and the planets, seems so obvious too.
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Level 82
Apr 16, 2018
Wait, wasn't plutonium demoted to a dwarf element? ;)
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Level 82
Mar 26, 2018
"Once popular type of sign"?? I see those everywhere. Wasn't aware that they were in decline?
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Level 78
Apr 16, 2018
They are slowly being replaced by cheaper LED lights.
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Level 43
Apr 16, 2018
You should accept H for Hydrogen, C for Coal and so, because I’m finnish and i dont know what all these are in english
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Level 44
Apr 16, 2018
Use Google Translate. If one letter was allowed, then people could just type every letter and get the answer.
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Level 59
Apr 16, 2018
Sorry, coal is not an element.
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Level 55
Apr 18, 2020
I'm also struggling with the English names, but that may be the point: to learn and memorize something.
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Level 82
Apr 16, 2018
There are lots of elements found in milk.
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Level 69
Apr 16, 2018
Yeah, I was going to post something similar for a number of questions--lots of valuable metals and poisonous metalloids, etc.--but I got all of the suspect questions right on the first guess, and their overall guess rates are high, so I suppose the questions are fine.
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Level 80
Apr 17, 2018
There are lots of poisonous metalloid elements, too, aren't there? Maybe most of the ones I was thinking of aren't technically metalloid... or maybe they're not "extremely" poisonous.
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2018
Antimony is also a poisonous metalloid.
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2018
Yes, but calcium is the one that most people identify with milk.
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Level 43
Apr 16, 2018
Fun quiz! Make more of these kind! 100% in 2:36
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2018
Great quiz! Tried to put Pb in for lead but it didn't take it. Still a lot of fun!
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Level 32
Apr 16, 2018
Got None
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2019
With sign, I thought of something flat made out of metal. If it was phrased differently I would have gotten it. And for the watch hand I tried uranium and plutonium, but radium didnt come to the surface. The rest I got though. Nice quiz (though some are slightly to simple, like germany germanium. Even if you didnt know you could guess it. Like moscovium. you could have done darmstadtium as a city. Or scandium, less obvious than some other ones)
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Level 62
Feb 27, 2020
I got Radium as a complete guess first try somehow.
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2020
Great quiz! Might you consider making a different clue for the atomic number question? Its just not so much fun as the others. would love to see more quizzes like this.
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Level 80
Apr 18, 2020
Polonium is often classified as a metalloid, and by mass it is several orders of magnitude more poisonous than arsenic.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2020
Allowing a few more latin names, might make this quiz more international?
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2020
Sulfur is pretty much odorless. It's hydrogen sulfide H2S that smells like rotten eggs.
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2020
^
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Level 58
Apr 18, 2020
100% yipeee
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
Platinum & paladium are malleable, ductile & way more expensive than gold.
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Level 35
Apr 20, 2020
Oxygen is not the most common element in the human body, and you can’t change my mind. You could say that oxygen accounts for more mass in a human body than any other element, but no way is it the most common. Hydrogen is more common by far
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Level 52
May 12, 2020
Funny how the creator's name is Wolfcam (close to wolfram).