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Try This Chemistry Test

Updated on February 24, 2012


A few days ago I gave calpol25 a chemistry test to do. I won’t tell you how he got on at present. We’ll leave that till later!

I have prepared this test for you to try. Please put your answers in a ‘Comments’ box. I will give you the correct responses in 2 weeks.


NO GOOGLING!


Q1

If you react sodium hydroxide with sulphuric acid you get sodium sulphate and water. What would you get if you react potassium hydroxide with hydrochloric acid?

Q2

There is a series of chemicals called the alkenes. The first five members are listed below:

Ethene

Propene

Butene

Pentene

Hexene

Can you work out the names of the next FOUR members of this series?

Q3

If you react methanoic acid with ethanol you get ethyl methanoate and water. What do you get if you react pentanol with propanoic acid?

Q4

The Periodic Table contains many elements. Some have Latin names. Can you work out the present day names of these elements?

Plumbum

Aurum

Natrium.


I will not reveal peoples' answers for 2 weeks unless their comment does not contain any attempt at answering!

Callum – you are banned from Questions 2 and 3!

Good Luck everybody. Results in 2 weeks.


Ian.


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    • calpol25 profile image

      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Ok Ian I am banned totally as I know the answers lol ;)

      So I wont comment about them, but another great hub that will get many people involved, great idea x :)

      Callum. x

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I bet you do lololol!

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      lololololol Ian

      Have shared it with my followers to see if it will drive some traffic to you :)

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thankyou!

      Ian.

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      These are total guesses, even if I think they're educated guesses! Probably give you a few laughs.

      1. Potassium chloride, 2. ?, 3. propane pentanoate & water, 4. Iron Gold & Silver

      Can't say I didn't try!

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      1. Potassium chloride and water

      2. Heptene, Octene, Nonene, Decene?

      3. Pentanoate and water?

      4. Lead, Gold and Sodium

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thankyou, Ann and rlaha - I shall keep your answers hidden for 2 weeks and then announce the results.

      Ian.

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Okay. I hope I did well :).

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      Nutrition Guy 5 years ago from Blackpool, UK

      Q1: potassium chloride and water.

      Q2: heptene, octene, nonene, decene.

      Q3: pentyl proponoate and water.

      Q4: lead, gold, sodium.

      How's that?

    • alian346 profile image
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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thanks, Nutrition Guy. I've hidden your answers until a week Friday (I hope) and will tell you your results then.

      Ian.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      i guess i am the dummy here. you don't have to bother to hide my answers cause i don't have a friggen clue. Good concept for a hub though.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Now there I was extolling your intellectual prowess to C........................................

      Ian.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      guess i had you fooled then huh?

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Haha! You're some guy - I'm glad to say!

      I reckon your IQ is around 300 - off the scale.

      BGTC.

      Ian.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      RESULTS DAY!

      Here are the correct answers:

      1 potassium chloride and water

      2 heptene, octene, nonene, decene

      3 pentyl propanoate and water

      4 lead gold sodium.

      Results:

      rlaha and Nutrition Guy - excellent - only one wee error each - go to the top of the class!

      Ann - an excellent attempt - we will have to concentrate on your carbon chemistry - the rest of it is fine.

      Cal and Dee - what can I say? - I am having a meeting with the Headteacher later and will be recommending that you do remedial chemistry for one hour each day for the next 5 years!

      Thanks for taking part and for some great fun, everybody!

      Ian.

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Oh well; always knew science wasn't at all my strong point! Thanks for the fun and at least I've learnt something. Ann

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      You are very welcome, Ann!

      Ian.

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Yay! All that Chemistry did really pay off :)

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Congratulations - you did good!!

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks Ian

      I shall be sure to see the Headmaster and get the cane on the way out lol :)

      I really enjoyed doing this test, please do some more!

      Its such good fun :) x

      Calpol25

    • alian346 profile image
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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Are you serious, Cal?

      I will if you want!

      Ian.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Nice. I am ashamed to show my face back on here, since i am the only dummy. L.O.L. Chemistry was not my forte.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      C. has asked me to write another test so come back soon for more torture!!

      Ian.

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