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Originally posted by Ghost375
If you really want to test your basic science knowledge, here are 10 questions I think are the most important basic questions:
1. What is the general formula for carbohydrate?
2. In what form(specific, not just gas), is Oxygen most abundant in the atmosphere?
3. The property of water that makes it such a great solvent is its __________.
4. A salt is a(n) ____________ compound.
5. DNA is held together by ____________ bonds.
6. What is a ketone?
7. The 2 most abundant atoms that make up the sun are ___________ and __________________.
8. What is the general formula for gravity?
9. What is the average force of gravity here on Earth?
10. How many atoms in a mole?edit on 3-5-2013 by Ghost375 because: clarification
Originally posted by InverseLookingGlass
reply to post by Ghost375
I'm interested in why the chemistry questions are your top 10 for basic science?
For example, why would it be important why water is a good solvent and what bonds DNA? Sure it's important to an engineer but why top 10?
Originally posted by Pinke
I got three questions right cos am aweso amazing genius person.
I don't really think quizzes like this access very much though. What you know and retain often depends on how you're using you're mind and what you're using it on. If you're doing a lot of something, you will retain information about it.
Not sure these facts are relevant to most people's daily lives.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I got 12/13
I didn't think the question about what gasses make up our atmosphere though. Just sort of clicked.
If 85% of people know less about science and technology than me (and I'm not genius) I am absolutely terrified.
This explains why some days I feel like the smartest person on the planet.
By mass, oxygen is the third-most abundant element in the universe, after hydrogen and helium and the most abundant element by mass in the Earth's crust, making up almost half of the crust's mass. Oxygen is too chemically reactive to remain a free element in Earth's atmosphere without being continuously replenished by the photosynthetic action of living organisms, which use the energy of sunlight to produce elemental oxygen from water.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I got them all correct.
Those were pretty easy.
I'd hate to see how the general public did if they asked hard questions.
Originally posted by GrandStrategy
Try the test again, I've got £50 says you can go better than 3 while wearing a blindfold.
Originally posted by Marsupilami
This quiz has to be a joke, right?
Which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere?
Male - 20
Female - 27
People don't even know what they're breathing.
Nitrogen was discovered by the Scottish physician Daniel Rutherford in 1772. It is the fifth most abundant element in the universe and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere, which contains an estimated 4,000 trillion tons of the gas. Nitrogen is obtained from liquefied air through a process known as fractional distillation.