ERIC Number: EJ327247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Elemental Etymology: What's in a Name?
Ball, David W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v62 n9 p787-88 Sep 1985
Examines the origin of the names (or etymologies) of the chemical elements. Includes tables listing elements: (1) with names of obscure origin; (2) named for colors; (3) named after real or mythical people; (4) named after places; (5) named after heavenly bodies; and (6) having names of miscellaneous origin. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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