How much do you know about metal? Take our metal quiz and find out! Use our trivia questions & answers to learn more about elements such as iron and carbon. Put yourself to the test with this fun science challenge and see how much general knowledge you have on metals!
- True or false? Steel is an element
- True or false? Chromium is the element that stops stainless steel from rusting
- True or false? Stainless steel is a good conductor of electricity
- True or false? Metal bonding with metal is known as a metallic bond.
- True of false? The chemical symbol for Iron is Fe
- True or false ? Scientists know of 118 elements in existence
- True or false ? Around 25% of the elements on the periodic table are metals
- True or false? Iron is magnetic
- True of false? Stainless steel is 100% stain proof
- True of false? Iron is thought to make up part of the earths core
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- False : It’s an alloy of two or more chemical elements.
- True: The chromium gives the steel resistance to “stain” or iron rust. A thin layer of chromium oxide forms on the surface of stainless steel, protecting it from oxygen, which is what causes rust.
- False: Similarly to steel, stainless steel is a relatively poor conductor of electricity, with a few percent of the electrical conductivity of copper.
- True: for example stainless steel.
- True: it also has an atomic number of 26.
- True: Currently, scientists know of 118 different elements. Some, like gold, silver, copper and carbon, have been known for thousands of years. Others, such as meitnerium, darmstadtium and ununquadium, have only recently been created by scientists.
- False: about 25% are non-metals. You can identify non metals physically as they are transparent, and on the periodic table they have more electrons on their outer shell (4-8 versus metals’ 1-3).
- True: This is due to the structure of the elements in this atom.
- False: Although stainless steel is much more resistant to corrosion than ordinary carbon or alloy steels, in some circumstances it can corrode. It is ‘stain-less’ not ‘stain-impossible’. In normal atmospheric or water based environments, stainless steel will not corrode as demonstrated by domestic sink units, cutlery, saucepans and work-surfaces.
- True: As part of an Iron-Nickel alloy.
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Siobhan R. //SMC Editor