Pub quiz questions

  1. What is defined as a 'ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10% chromium content?'
    Stainless steel

  2. Which element, discovered in 1898, takes its name from the Greek word for 'hidden?'
    Krypton
    Greek: Kryptos

  3. Au is the chemical symbol for which element?
    Gold

  4. Name the elements of the boron group in the periodic table up to element 81.
    Boron, Aluminium, Gallium, Indium, Thallium

  5. By what name is acetylsalicycle acid more commonly known as?
    Asprin

  6. Name the Nobel gasses (group 18) in the periodic table up to element 86
    Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon

  7. What is the main constituant of an eggshell?
    Calcium carbonate (limestone/chalk)

  8. Why is the protein Titin so special?
    It's the largest known protein
    When written as a chemical name, contains 189,819 letters. Formula: C132983H211861N36149O40883S693

  9. What silvery metallic element has the symbol Yb?
    Ytterbium

  10. What product that takes its name from a farm animal is a step along the way from iron ore to cast iron?
    Pig iron