Which chemical element was discovered first?

Microsoft Bing homepage “This or That?” Quiz [4-28-2022] question: Which chemical element was discovered first?

The correct answers (1-10) are as follows (Highlighted with amber color):

  • Vanadium | Nickel
  • Argon | Strontium
  • Silicon | Mercury
  • Gallium | Hydrogen
  • Aluminum | Carbon
  • Rubidium | Tungsten
  • Bromine | Bismuth
  • Helium | Arsenic
  • Iodine | Silver
  • Niobium | Cobalt

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List of chemical elements and their discovery year are as follows:

PositionChemical elementDiscovery year
1Copper9000 BC
2Lead7000 BC
3GoldBefore 6000 BC
4SilverBefore 5000 BC
5IronBefore 5000 BC
6Carbon3750 BC
7Tin3500 BC
8SulfurBefore 2000 BC
9Mercury1500 BC
10ZincBefore 1000 BC
11Platinum600 BC-AD 200
12ArsenicBefore AD 815
13AntimonyBefore AD 815
14BismuthBefore AD 1000
15Phosphorus1669
16Cobalt1735
17Nickel1751
18Hydrogen1766
19Oxygen1771
20Nitrogen1772
21Chlorine1774
22Manganese1774
23Molybdenum1778
24Tungsten1781
25Tellurium1782
26Uranium1789
27Titanium1791
28Chromium1797
29Niobium1801
30Tantalum1802
31Palladium1802
32Cerium1803
33Osmium1803
34Iridium1803
35Rhodium1804
36Potassium1807
37Sodium1807
38Barium1808
39Strontium1808
40Calcium1808
41Magnesium1808
42Silicon1808
43Aluminium (Aluminum)1808
44Zirconium1808
45Beryllium1808
46Boron1808
47Yttrium1808
48Fluorine1810
49Iodine1811
50Lithium1817
51Cadmium1817
52Selenium1817
53Bromine1825
54Thorium1829
55Vanadium1830
56Lanthanum1838
57Erbium1843
58Terbium1843
59Ruthenium1844
60Caesium1860
61Rubidium1861
62Thallium1861
63Indium1863
64Helium1868
65Gallium1875
66Ytterbium1878
67Holmium1878
68Thulium1879
69Scandium1879
70Samarium1879
71Gadolinium1880
72Praseodymium1885
73Neodymium1885
74Germanium1886
75Dysprosium1886
76Argon1894
77Europium1896
78Krypton1898
79Neon1898
80Xenon1898
81Polonium1898
82Radium1898
83Radon1899
84Actinium1902
85Lutetium1906
86Protactinium1913
87Hafnium1922
88Rhenium1925
89Technetium1937
90Francium1939
91Neptunium1940
92Astatine1940
93Plutonium1940–1941
94Curium1944
95Americium1944
96Promethium1945
97Berkelium1949
98Californium1950
99Einsteinium1952
100Fermium1952
101Mendelevium1955
102Lawrencium1961
103Nobelium1966
104Rutherfordium1969
105Dubnium1970
106Seaborgium1974
107Bohrium1981
108Meitnerium1982
109Hassium1984
110Darmstadtium1994
111Roentgenium1994
112Copernicium1996
113Flerovium1998
114Livermorium2000
115Oganesson2002
116Moscovium2003
117Nihonium2003–2004
118Tennessine2009

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