ChemistryViews Crossword Puzzle

ChemistryViews Crossword Puzzle

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Welcome to our big January chemistry crossword puzzle. A fun and interactive way to test your knowledge.

Those who send us answers before January 31, 2022, will be entered into a drawing for ten ChemistryViews giveaways. Those who send us correct answers before January 31, 2022, will be entered into a drawing for three book prizes.

Enjoy the puzzle! We will publish the answers of the chemistry crossword puzzle on February 1, 2022.


ChemistryViews Crossword Quiz


1. Complexes of two or more molecules formed via non-covalent interactions.
2. Triatomic allotrope of oxygen.
3. Systematic IUPAC name for NH3.
4. Fundamental building blocks of proteins.
5. Which gas composes the bubbles in champagne?
6. What is the product of the anaerobic digestion of Vigna subterranea chaff?
7. What is the correct name of the first breakdown product of ethanol in our body?
8. Least dense metallic element.
9. Three-dimensional porous silicate.
10. Which element was considered the heaviest non-radioactive element until 2003?
11. After which U.S. state was recently an element named recently?
12. First name of the discoverer of penicillin.
13. First name of the scientist known for pioneering research in the field of surface tension and the measurement of surface films.
14. The city where the European Chemicals Agency is located.
15. An alternative name for tungsten.
16. What was the first artificially produced element?
17. What was the 2021 Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded for?
18. Synthetic prostaglandin which is related structurally to naturally occurring prostaglandin.
19. What is the symbol of the element with the electron configuration [He]2s22p4?
20. Which element is contained in the characteristic fragrance of asparagus urine?


21. What is the name of our youngest noble gas?
22. Private investor who provides financial backing for small start-ups and entrepreneurs.
23. Looking at the sea inspired this researcher to do work that led to a scattering effect named after him (… effect).
24. Name of a widely used transition-metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction (… coupling).
25. Which metabolic process produces chemical changes in organic substrates through the action of enzymes?
26. Abbreviation of the Hungarian Chemical Society.
27. A lipid used in the BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
28. Molecules made from just carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
29. Software application to store and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances.
30. EU’s chemicals legislation that aims to protect people and the environment from chemical risks.
31. Element discovered by Marie Curie.
32. Heaviest naturally occurring isotope of hydrogen.
33. Pioneer of the study of self-assembling peptide amphiphiles (first name).
34. An artificial molecule that can generate a detectable change upon interacting with a target molecule or ion.
35. These sub-compartments inside cells are actually all different types of chemical reactors.
36. Element with the highest electron affinity.
37. What is the name of the reaction of amino acids and sugars that causes the wonderful smell of fresh bread?
38. In 2022, we will commemorate 100 years since Jaroslav Heyrovský discovered an electrochemical analytical method for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1959. The name of the method is:
39. Who is regarded as the father of physical chemistry (last name)?
40. The main product of the Haber-Bosch process.
41. Field of chemistry dealing with non-covalent interactions (… chemistry).
42. Medical masks are made of several layers of which the inner filtering layers usually consist of a fine, melt-blown polymer fleece. Which polymer protects us from the coronavirus?
43. Element with atomic number 44 (element symbol)?



We would like to thank the following persons for their assistance with the questions: Charlotte Gers-Panther (Germany); Cynthia Ibeto (Nigeria); Daniel Rabinovich (USA); Doris Fischer-Henningsen (Germany); Eva Benešová (Czech Republic); Hanna-Kaisa Torkkeli (Findland); Javier García Martinez (Spain); João Borges (Portugal); Klaus Roth (Germany); Ruben Ragg (Germany); Tsuyoshi Minami (Japan); Yamuna Krishnan (USA).

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