Chemistry Quiz: March

1. Keeping It Red: What compound preserves the unique red color of Sriracha "Rooster" Sauce?
Potassium sorbate
Sodium bisulfite
Sorbic acid
Sulfur dioxide

2. Recent evidence suggests that which of the following contains more heart-healthy antioxidant activity after sprouting, a state after which it has traditionally been considered past-its-prime?
Potatoes
Rhubarb
Garlic
Mung beans

3. Also known as the Mauna Loa Record--and considered the foremost record of carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere--this is set to be designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark this year.
Keeling Curve
Laffer Cuve
Nessie Curve
Richter Scale

4. Buzz Kill: Originally developed to replace nicotine in insecticides, this neonicotinoid has recently come under scrutiny for its toxicity to non-target insects; notably, honeybees.
Acetamiprid
Clothianidin
Dinotefuran
Sulfoxaflor

5. Love It or Leave It? All of the following neurotransmitters are key to inspiring lifelong(ish) pair-bonding in such mammals as humans and prairie voles, EXCEPT:
Cortisol
Dopamine
Oxytocin
Vasopressin