Elements of the Periodic Table Quiz - Top 50

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Atomic Number Symbol Element
1 H Hydrogen
2 He Helium
3 Li Lithium
4 Be Beryllium
5 B Boron
6 C Carbon
7 N Nitrogen
8 O Oxygen
9 F Fluorine
10 Ne Neon
11 Na Sodium
12 Mg Magnesium
13 Al Aluminium
14 Si Silicon
15 P Phosphorus
16 S Sulfur
17 Cl Chlorine
18 Ar Argon
19 K Potassium
20 Ca Calcium
21 Sc Scandium
22 Ti Titanium
23 V Vanadium
24 Cr Chromium
25 Mn Manganese
26 Fe Iron
27 Co Cobalt
28 Ni Nickel
29 Cu Copper
30 Zn Zinc
31 Ga Gallium
32 Ge Germanium
33 As Arsenic
34 Se Selenium
35 Br Bromine
36 Kr Krypton
37 Rb Rubidium
38 Sr Strontium
39 Y Yttrium
40 Zr Zirconium
41 Nb Niobium
42 Mo Molybdenum
43 Tc Technetium
44 Ru Ruthenium
45 Rh Rhodium
46 Pd Palladium
47 Ag Silver
48 Cd Cadmium
49 In Indium
50 Sn Tin
51 Sb Antimony
52 Te Tellurium
53 I Iodine
54 Xe Xenon
55 Cs Caesium
56 Ba Barium
57 La Lanthanum
58 Ce Cerium
59 Pr Praseodymium
60 Nd Neodymium
61 Pm Promethium
62 Sm Samarium
63 Eu Europium
64 Gd Gadolinium
65 Tb Terbium
66 Dy Dysprosium
67 Ho Holmium
68 Er Erbium
69 Tm Thulium
70 Yb Ytterbium
71 Lu Lutetium
72 Hf Hafnium
73 Ta Tantalum
74 W Tungsten
75 Re Rhenium
76 Os Osmium
77 Ir Iridium
78 Pt Platinum
79 Au Gold
80 Hg Mercury
81 Tl Thallium
82 Pb Lead
83 Bi Bismuth
84 Po Polonium
85 At Astatine
86 Rn Radon
87 Fr Francium
88 Ra Radium
89 Ac Actinium
90 Th Thorium
91 Pa Protactinium
92 U Uranium
93 Np Neptunium
94 Pu Plutonium
95 Am Americium
96 Cm Curium
97 Bk Berkelium
98 Cf Californium
99 Es Einsteinium
100 Fm Fermium
101 Md Mendelevium
102 No Nobelium
103 Lr Lawrencium
104 Rf Rutherfordium
105 Db Dubnium
106 Sg Seaborgium
107 Bh Bohrium
108 Hs Hassium
109 Mt Meitnerium
110 Ds Darmstadtium
111 Rg Roentgenium
112 Cn Copernicium
113 Nh Nihonium
114 Fl Flerovium
115 Mc Moscovium
116 Lv Livermorium
117 Ts Tennessine
118 Og Oganesson

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What are Elements used for?

Though we are familiar with the most common elements there are many other obscure elements that we have rarely heard of such as yttrium, hassium and dubnium. We use all kinds of elements for different purposes since they have different properties. A good example is the use of gold in electrical connections since it is resistant to corrosion. This is the same reason why we use gold as well as silver for jewellery and it is seen as having intrinsic value. Other heavy elements are used for electricity generation through the process of nuclear fission, where isotopes of uranium and plutonium are broken apart releasing large amounts of energy. Another interesting element is mercury which is a liquid at room temperatures and has been used in thermometers for centuries.

Where do Elements Heavier than Iron Come From?

Elements are typically formed through the process of nuclear fusion. Some elements however cannot be made this way since stars that begin to fuse iron nuclei do not gain any extra energy from the reaction. Usually, this outwards force of energy from nuclear fusion counteracts the force of gravity pulling the matter towards the centre of the star. Therefore the balance of energy is maintained and the star continues to exist. After iron begins to fuse, however, the star’s gravity takes over and the star rapidly collapses and then rebounds in a stellar explosion called a supernova. It is during this epic explosion that the heavier elements are formed, again through the process of nuclear fusion.

If you’re not sure, read our post to learn what elements, compounds and mixtures are. Alternatively, see our other Elements Quiz on the most well-known elements.