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Puzzle ID:#8312
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:*** (2.6)
Category:Science
Submitted By:electronjohn*us****
Corrected By:brainster

 

 

 



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?



Answer

AL * - 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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