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Atoms and Elements 01
These are copper pipe fittings. The latin name for copper is cuprum and the reason why the symbol for copper is Cu. (Picture courtesy of ahisgett on Flickr)

Atoms and Elements 01

Atoms are part of elements and elements are listed in the periodic table. Did you know that atoms are so small, one million atoms in a row is roughly equal to the thickness of a piece of paper? Imagine that!

To familiarise yourself with atoms and elements, try our first Science quiz on the subject.

  1. What is listed in the Periodic Table?
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  2. In the periodic table, what is a period?
    1 - A group is a vertical line
  3. Which of the following is the name for group 1 in the periodic table?
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  4. Which of the following is the name for group 2 in the periodic table?
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  5. Which of the following is the name for group 7 in the periodic table?
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  6. Which of the following is the name for group 8 in the periodic table?
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  7. Which of the following elements is metal?
    1 - The others are non metals
  8. Which of the following elements is the odd one out?
    2 - The other three are noble gases, hydrogen is not
  9. Which of the following is the symbol for copper?
    4 - The latin name for copper is cuprum
  10. Which of the following is the symbol for sodium?
    1 - The latin name for sodium is natrium

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