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If You're A Chemist You Should Easily Get 15/15 On This Elements Spelling Test

Don't second-guess yourself.

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This test has 15 questions. For each, just choose whether the spelling is right or wrong. Ready?

Note: Spellings as per the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

  1. POTTASSIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's potassium.

    It's potassium.
    Via ptable.com
  2. FLUORINE
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fluorine.

    It's fluorine.
  3. MOLYBDENUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's molybdenum.

    It's molybdenum.
  4. SILICONE
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's silicon.

    Silicone is the compound, not the element.

    It's silicon.
  5. PALADIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's palladium.

    It's palladium.
  6. NIOBIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's niobium.

    It's niobium.
  7. EUROPUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's europium.

    It's europium.
  8. SCANDINAVIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's scandium.

    It's scandium.
  9. CAESIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's caesium.

    It's caesium.
  10. BERYLIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's beryllium.

    It's beryllium.
  11. ALUMINIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's aluminium.

    Americans, don't @ me about the second "i".

    It's aluminium.
  12. COPERNICUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's copernicium.

    It's copernicium.
  13. PHOSPHORUS
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's phosphorus.

    It's phosphorus.
  14. CHROMIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  15. YTTERBIUM
    Correct
    Incorrect
    RIGHT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    WRONG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's ytterbium.

    It's ytterbium.

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