Antimony, Gold, And Jupiter's Wolf: How The Elements Were Named

Antimony, Gold, And Jupiter's Wolf: How The Elements Were Named
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The iconic Periodic Table of the Elements is now in its most satisfyingly elegant form. This is because all the 'gaps' corresponding to missing elements in the seventh row, or period, have recently been filled and the elements named. But where do these names come from? For some, usually the most recent, the origins are quite obvious, but in others, even well-known elements such as oxygen or nitrogen, the roots are less clear.

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