The Funniest Periodic Table Jokes

The funniest periodic table jokes. If you’re looking for a good laugh, check out these hilarious jokes about the periodic table.

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Humor is often found in unexpected places, and the periodic table of elements is no exception. While most people think of the periodic table as a boring list of chemical symbols, there are actually plenty of funny jokes hidden in those symbols. In honor of National Chemistry Week, we’ve rounded up some of the best periodic table jokes out there.

Why did the carbon not go out with the other elements? Because it was already taken!

Why did the scientist install a knocker on helium’s door? Because he wanted to know if it was home!

What do you call a reactant that’s not happy? Unhappy.

I asked a girl out and she said “Na”…

The jokes


Element: Helium
Symbol: He
Atomic number: 2
Atomic weight: 4.002602(2)
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side.

Element: Neon
Symbol: Ne
Atomic number: 10
Atomic weight: 20.179700(6)
What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman!


Neon (Ne), atomic number 10, was discovered in 1898 by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers. Of all the elements, it has the simplest structure – a single ring of electrons. Neon is used in TV tubes and high-voltage indicators, and because it is chemically inert it is used to fill light bulbs and electronic equipment.

Here are some jokes about neon:

-Why did the vampire go to the blood bank?
-To get a neon light!

-Why was the chemistry teacher lonely?
-Because all of his friends argon!


Argon is a gas that is used in arc welding because it is inert and protects the weld from oxygen.


Krypton is a chemical element with the symbol Kr and atomic number 36. It is a member of group 18 (noble gases) elements. A colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, krypton occurs in trace amounts in the atmosphere and is often used with other noble gases in fluorescent lamps. With rare exceptions, krypton is chemically inert.
-What did one nitrogen atom say to the other nitrogen atom?
Nothing, they only had time for a brief hello before they had to go their separate ways


Xenon is a gas that is used in some light bulbs. It’s also used in photo flashbulbs, to help create the bright flash of light.


We hope you enjoyed our selection of the funniest periodic table jokes. If you have any other favorites, let us know in the comments below. And be sure to check out our other lists of Science Jokes and Chemistry Jokes for more laughs.

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