Elemental StatesScience brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.
Which two States (in the USA) have postal abbreviations that are also atomic symbols for elements in the Periodic Table and border each other both on the map and in the Periodic Table?
Bonus Question: How many States have postal abbreviations that are also atomic symbols?
HintBoth elements are metals and are solid at room temp.
Bonus Question Hint: More than ten!
AnswerAL * - Alabama - Aluminum
AR - Arkansas - Argon
CA - California - Calcium
CO - Colorado - Cobalt
GA * - Georgia - Gallium
IN - Indiana - Indium
LA - Louisiana - Lanthanum
MD - Maryland - Mendelevium
MN - Minnesota - Manganese
MO - Missouri - Molybdenum
MT - Montana - Meitnerium
ND - North Dakota - Neodymium
NE - Nebraska - Neon
PA - Pennsylvania - Protactinium
SC - South Carolina - Scandium
*- bordering states
Possible Future Addition:
PR - Puerto Rico - Praseodymium
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