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SCIENCE TRIVIA

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Science Trivia on Chemistry

Chemistry Trivia
 
This trivia has been setup for use in your classroom ... can your students get them all?
 
1) True or false - sterling silver is pure silver?
 
False. It contains up to 7.5% copper

2) Which chemical causes the burning taste sensation when eating chilies?
 
Capcaicin

3) What temperature and pressure is needed to convert graphite into a diamond?
  
3000 degrees celsius and 100,000 atmospheres. That's 10132500 kPA, at least 20,000 times more pressure than the pressure inside the average bike tire!

4) What is a buret?
  
A long tube of glass usually marked in 0.1mL units that's equipped with a stopcock for the controlled addition of a liquid to a receiving flask

5) Which is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?
  
Mercury (melting point of -38.87 deg Celsius). Room temperature is usually defined as 25 deg. Celsius. Gallium gets close to also melting at room temperature > it's melting temperature is 29.78 deg. Celsius... almost made it!

6) Who invented the first battery?
  
Count Alessandro Volta

7) Which noble gas has an 'A' as its first letter in it?
 
Argon

8) Is a white gold ring pure gold?
  
White gold is usually an alloy of gold and a white metal such as silver and palladium. Nickel is no longer used due to skin allergies.

9) What is 'fools gold'?
  
Iron pyrite crystals.

10) What is the symbol for Silver?
  
Ag

11) What does ATP stand for?
  
Adenosine triphosphate, the molecule that is used for energy by all cells

12) What is the only letter that doesn't appear in the periodic table?
  
J.

13) What was the first synthetic element created in a laboratory?
  
Technetium

14) Which is lightest element?
  
Hydrogen

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