Quiz: Can You Spell These Chemistry Words?
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Can You Spell These Chemistry Words?
By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

When we were in school, there were certain subjects we had to take whether we wanted to or not (most often not). And when it comes to the sciences, we had to sit down in many biology, physics and chemistry classes. To many, chemistry may have seemed like a boring science, the only excitement being the occasional volcano baking soda reaction, getting to light the Bunsen burner and when a solution accidentally overflowed. Beyond that, the chemical reactions were a pain to remember for most, and trying to remember whether a hydrocarbon and oxygen mixture was combustible or corrosive just called on a migraine. 

So, we won't make you relive those days of horror. Instead, we're going to test whether you remember how some of the words were spelled. Was it exothermic or exsothermic? Was the word supposed to be assitate or acetate? We've riddled this quiz with questions testing your knowledge on some of the most common words in the chemistry lexicon and it's up to you to choose the correct spelling for every word. Will you redeem yourself by acing this quiz, or is chemistry just not for you? Let's find out!

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How do you correctly spell this type of electrode?
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This word describes a grouping of metallic elements. How is it spelled?
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This word is a type of metal which belongs to Group 1 of the periodic table. Which of these ways do you spell it?
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It is defined as the combining capacity of elements in a chemical compound. How is it spelled?
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Which of these words is the correct spelling of the calculation of reactants and products in a chemical reaction?
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How is this technique which uses electrical current spelled?
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It is another word for a large molecule of repeating subunits. How is it correctly spelled?
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It is a chemical compound which donates an electron pair. How do you spell this word?
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This chemical compound has a net charge of zero. How do you​ spell it?
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Which of these is the correct spelling of the word which has many carbon​ to carbon double bonds?
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What is the correct spelling of this periodic table element?
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This reaction happens after opening a champagne bottle.
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What is the correct spelling of this word?
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One of these is a process by which a substance absorbs​ moisture. What is the correct spelling?
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Ductility is a synonym for this word. What is its correct spelling?
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It is able to exist in two or more forms. What is the correct spelling?
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What is the correct spelling of the element which has the chemical element with the atomic number 54?
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How do you correctly spell this type of lab tool?
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How is this chemical element spelled?
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How do you spell the word which describes one atom bonded to four atoms?
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This word, which is defined as a fictional group composed of a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen atom, is spelled ________________.
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This word is a substance which is added in order to cause a chemical reaction. What is the correct spelling?
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This substance speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction​. What is the correct spelling?
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This process of making soap is spelled ______________________.
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It can be an acid or a base. How do you spell it?
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Its base structure is RC(+O)R1. How do you spell it?
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How do you spell this type of bonding?
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One of these words is the correct spelling of a chemical element. Which is it?
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It is the study of electromagnetic forces. What the correct spelling of the word?
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It is comprised of things which are dissimilar. How do you spell it?
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How do you spell the word which describes the process by which a molecule​ acquires a positive or negative charge?
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This word is a synonym for mesomerism. How do you spell it?
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It is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. How is it spelled?
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How do you describe the word which measures the resistance to flow?
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Centrifugal forces separate particles in this reaction. How is this word spelled?
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