What’s Your Cooking Chemistry IQ?

Not everyone is a master chef or anything close to it, but having a basic cooking IQ is always a good idea. Do you think we can guess your chemistry cooking IQ? Let's find out!
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Table sugar is which type of sugar?
Fructose
Glucose
Sucrose
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Regular coffee, tea, and cola all contain which common stimulant?
Caffeine
Theophylline
Theobromine
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Sodium bicarbonate can be found in baking as which ingredient?
Baking powder
Baking soda
Cream of tartar
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A tomato gets its red color from what?
Beta caratene
Lycopene
Myeline
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The type of alcohol in beverages such as wine, beer, and vodka is known as what kind of alcohol?
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol)
Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol)
Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)
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When you chop onions, your eyes burn due to which chemical?
Sulfuric acid
Hydrochloric acid
Nitric acid
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Table salt is formally known as what chemical?
Sodium chloride
Iodine
Sodium bicarbonate
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What do hot peppers get their heat from?
Acetic acid
Capsaicin
Lactic acid
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What are the bubbles in champagne and soda?
Carbon dioxide
Hydrogen
Oxygen
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Where do leafy vegetables get their color from?
Carotene
Xanthophyll
Chlorophyll
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Why does meat shrink when it's cooked?
The water evaporates
It doesn't shrink if cooked properly
The cells die
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What does the greenish tint in the yolk of a hard-boiled egg tell you?
The egg is from an old chicken
It was cooked at too high of a heat
The chicken was ill
Result
Unfortunately, your cooking chemistry IQ is pretty low at this point. While you may know how to cook, much of the chemistry involved in the process can throw you for a bit of a loop. Fret not, at least you learned something new!

C+, Cooking Clumsy

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Based on the results of this quiz, you have an average IQ when it comes to cooking chemistry! Though you may not know cooking chemistry on an expert level, you know it way better than most. Sometimes being average is a-okay!

B+, Cooking Chemistry Average

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a cooking chemistry genius! It's obvious that you know your cooking chemistry the way only a master level chef really could. Go ahead and give yourself some well deserved praise!

A+, Cooking Chemistry Genius

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1
Table sugar is which type of sugar?
Fructose
Glucose
Sucrose
2
Regular coffee, tea, and cola all contain which common stimulant?
Caffeine
Theophylline
Theobromine
3
Sodium bicarbonate can be found in baking as which ingredient?
Baking powder
Baking soda
Cream of tartar
4
A tomato gets its red color from what?
Beta caratene
Lycopene
Myeline
5
The type of alcohol in beverages such as wine, beer, and vodka is known as what kind of alcohol?
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol)
Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol)
Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)
6
When you chop onions, your eyes burn due to which chemical?
Sulfuric acid
Hydrochloric acid
Nitric acid
7
Table salt is formally known as what chemical?
Sodium chloride
Iodine
Sodium bicarbonate
8
What do hot peppers get their heat from?
Acetic acid
Capsaicin
Lactic acid
9
What are the bubbles in champagne and soda?
Carbon dioxide
Hydrogen
Oxygen
10
Where do leafy vegetables get their color from?
Carotene
Xanthophyll
Chlorophyll
11
Why does meat shrink when it's cooked?
The water evaporates
It doesn't shrink if cooked properly
The cells die
12
What does the greenish tint in the yolk of a hard-boiled egg tell you?
The egg is from an old chicken
It was cooked at too high of a heat
The chicken was ill