April 2014 Chemistry Quiz

1. Analysis of what form of wildlife served as the basis for a recent study on the effects of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan?
Macaques
Butterflies
Carp
Woodpeckers

2. Don't mess with Texas…vodka? Known primarily as a beer-drinking state, Texas is experiencing a growth in its vodka industry. A recent taste test of Texas-made vodkas found that the key to tasters' favorite recipe for this ethyl alcohol concoction is:
The source grain (e.g., wheat, potato, corn).
The salt level
The region of production
The alcohol content

3. Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na. Pai-ai-ain—goodbye! Attempts to find more effective therapeutics for treating chronic pain have led researchers toward the sodium channel known as NaV1.7, which is found where?
The peripheral nervous system
The heart
The brain
Skeletal muscle

4. Amid concerns for potential health risks, this active ingredient may soon have to justify its use in antibacterial wash products. What molecule is it?
Hyaluronic Acid
Petrolatum
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Triclocarban

5. ACS's next National Meeting will be held in:
Dallas, TX
Indianapolis, IN
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC