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Questions tagged [chemistry]

A puzzle that makes use of chemical knowledge, such as the names and atomic numbers of chemical elements.

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The Adventures of Jack #3

He's back at it again! 'Twas the night before Christmas, And Jack only wanted one thing. A hat - what else would he need? Jack thought about colours, possibly crimson. But the ...
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A Christmas Gift

Thanksgiving done and Christmas around the corner. Both mom and dad were whispering in the hallways glancing over their shoulders to ensure no one was listening. I knew they were planning something ...
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Guess what letter conforming each word

This is an entry in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet. 1 letter only could be mean anything. With an additional letter in front, could be used as medicine component and something ...
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A Periodic Puzzle

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 Isn't it nice to have the same information to depend on, that you know will be reused? ... Wait, who said that you were getting that ...
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Odd-one-out chemistry word play

Find the odd one out: Onions Thioacetone Naphthalene Cyclobutadiene Guanidine Cadaverine Carbon diselenide Benzene Edit: I forgot Benzene but I added it.
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Acids and Bases

I have 6 solutions. 3 of them are acids, and 3 of them are bases. The acids and the bases (HCl and NaOH respectively) both have solution with a concentration of $0.1M$, $1M$, and $10M$. I don't know ...
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Longest word made from a chemical molecule?

I was wearing my Bacon t-shirt, and got to wondering, what's the longest word made solely with the atomic symbols of every atom in a compound? For example, ${CO_{2}}$ would be coo, since there are ...
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Means of Transportation

The answer to this puzzle is a vehicle or a type of transportation. It is created by using simply parts of air, a noble metal and a heavy metal. What is it?
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Lifting is my best known work

Virtuous, but I'm of no form My seat's right at the very top Where gangs of many is the norm My one peer is one that goes 'pop' Though my uses are many Lifting is my best known work ...
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Dismissing Lewis [closed]

If I were to take a benzene molecule: And throw physics out the door, replacing the carbon atoms with iron, What would it be called now? Hint: Credits: SPOILER ALERT, ANSWER WITHIN
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First I'm the parent and then I'm the daughter

A simple, one sentence riddle which I'm confident you'll know when you have the correct answer. First I'm the parent, but I lose He and some energy, then become the daughter. What does this riddle ...
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Single letter chemical elements on a 2x2 grid

In the past somebody showed me the puzzle below. I remember the answer but not the entire solution. Here it goes: On a grid of 2x2 put four single letter chemical elements. The result should have ...
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A longer chemical word

YEs, LuSH CHOCoLaTe CrYPTaNAlYSiS! ...are all English words formed by chaining a string of distinct, standard chemical symbols. A $19$ character example is IrReCoNCILaBiLiTiEs. Can you find two ...
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What is my real name?

My Father is a Chemist My Mother is a Mathematician They call me iron59 What is my real name?
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Can you guess the name of Jim's girlfriend?

Ben and Jim are best friends and like playing pranks among themselves. Once Ben sent a fake phishing link to Jim to know his girlfriend's name but Jim was clever and instead of entering his girlfriend'...
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The Odd Chemistry Teacher

My son's chemistry teacher is quite a nice person, but, I'd say, a little weird . Well, it has never been too much of problem -- never before yesterday, when I went up to him for some serious talk. ...
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What number is missing?

This is a sequence, that if transformed correctly, gives a sequence that is easily recognized by experts in a particular field of science. There is a number missing, though. Can you help? 57, 86, ...
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I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good

Quite simple. Find the odd one out, follow the instruction to give you a letter and then give me the code word. Two pieces of advice first: 1) They gradually get harder (in my opinion) 2) Don't ...
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What is my name? Simple puzzle

I am a chemical element .---- ----- I am your ..-. .-. .. . -. -.. Combine them together now I am a country What is my name?
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Chemistry Rebuses

These rebuses aren’t original but I quite liked them when I first saw them so I’ll share them here. The first 2 are probably well known, but the last one is slightly more challenging. ...
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A Fantasy Gathering

At the gathering of the fantasy creatures, a small group of elemental beasts gathered at the bar. "Oh, interesting!" said the cat, "if you remove two letters from your type, you have your name!" "...
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Tell me who I am: To lead, she leads, daughter my

I am not married, but a daughter have I And to lead, she leads, daughter my I was part of the li'l boy that once rocked history I am just you, I ain't a mystery Who am I?
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A lateral thinking puzzle with chemical elements involved. Why is this the correct answer?

As I mentioned in a previous question, I am trying to play through Praser 5, an old interactive fiction freeware game. In it, you visit four Marks, the marks of earth, air, fire and water. Each has a ...
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An occult property of chemical elements

I have partitioned the chemical elements into two groups based on a certain occult property that is shared by some of them, but not by the remaining ones. The following elements have my occult ...
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An enigmatic partition of the chemical elements

I have partitioned the chemical elements into two groups based on a certain property that is shared by some of them, but not by the remaining ones. The following elements have my enigmatic property: ...