"Chemistry—It’s Elemental!" Celebrate National Chemistry Week

American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the largest professional organizations in the world. Along with other works, ACS celebrates "National Chemistry Week (NCW)" every year in October. This year's NCW is being celebrated from 18–24 October with a slogan  of “Chemistry—It’s Elemental!". According to ACS, National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. Last year's theme was "The many faces of Chemistry". 

Celebrating such national week about chemistry will help to attract young generation involved in science and popularize chemistry in the society.

Elements are the important and essential building blocks of matter. In total, 117 elements have been observed as of 2008, of which 94 occur naturally on Earth. One has to start from elements to learn chemistry.

I was going through some websites about NCW and found one very interesting was TierneyLab. They have come up with a quiz for this year's NCW. Here is the question for the quiz.

Your task in the quiz is to match the chemical element to the product in which it is found. Here are the nine elements to consider:
1. Aluminum (Al)
2. Copper (Cu)
3. Magnesium (Mg)
4. Potassium (K)
5. Rhenium (Re)
6. Scandium (Sc)
7. Selenium (Se)
8. Titanium (Ti)
9. Zinc (Zn)
And here are the objects in which these elements can be found:
A. Bananas
B. Electrical wires
C. Green plants
D. Hip implants
E. Jet turbine blades
F. Lightweight bicycle parts
G. Nickels
H. Pennies
I. Photocopiers

To win prize please visit this site and submit your answer.

Happy National Chemistry Week 2009!!

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