Quiz: Can You Name These Basic Chemical Compounds?
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Can You Name These Basic Chemical Compounds?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

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From our bodies to the food that we eat and the things in our surroundings, chemical compounds are quite literally a part of basically everything in the world around us. While at first glance the topic of chemical compounds may seem like a subject that is needlessly complex and difficult to grasp, there are actually countless basic chemical compounds that we interact with on a day to day basis. Some examples of these basic chemical compounds include; water, salt, alcohol, propane, sugar, and caffeine. There are dozens of these basic chemical compounds from which to choose. However, we've managed to gather a diverse selection of 40 of them for this quiz.

Even if you're not an actual chemist, medical professional, or a science major, most people have probably heard of many of these basic chemical compounds in their everyday life. So are you ready to prove that you've got what it takes to be a chemistry superstar? Then let's see if you're capable of having a chemical reaction with the correct answers from our basic chemical compounds quiz! Pull out your beakers, your test tubes, and your stirrers, and let's get started!

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Which chemical compound is in this image?
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Do you know the name of the basic compound in this image?
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Which chemical compound is in this picture?
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The basic chemical compound in this picture goes by what name?
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Which basic chemical compound is featured in this image?
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Do you know the name of this chemical compound?
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Do you know the basic compound that is pictured here?
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What is the name of the chemical compound in this picture?
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Can you correctly name this chemical compound?
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What is the name of the chemical compound in this photo?
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Can you correctly identify the chemical compound that is pictured here?
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What is the name of this basic compound?
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Do you know this basic chemical compound?
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This is a photo of what basic chemical compound?
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Can you correctly identify the chemical compound in this photo?
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Do you know the basic compound in this picture?
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Which chemical compound is in this photo?
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Can you correctly identify the chemical compound in this image?
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Can you correctly identify the chemical compound in this picture?
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The basic chemical compound in this image goes by what name?
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What is the name of the basic compound in this picture?
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Which basic chemical compound is featured here?
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This is an image of what basic chemical compound?
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Do you know the chemical compound that is shown here?
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What is the name of the basic compound in this image?
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Do you know the basic compound in this image?
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This is a picture of what basic chemical compound?
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Do you know the name of the basic compound in this picture?
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Which chemical compound is pictured here?
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What is the name of the chemical compound in this image?
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Which basic chemical compound is featured in this picture?
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Do you know the basic compound in this photo?
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What is the name of this chemical compound?
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Which basic chemical compound is featured in this photo?
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What is the name of the basic compound in this photo?
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Do you know the name of this basic compound?
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The basic chemical compound in this photo goes by what name?
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Which basic compound is pictured here?
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Do you know the name of the basic compound in this photo?
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Can you correctly identify this basic chemical compound?
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