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Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf: How the elements were named

Peter Wothers

Abstract

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. Here, Peter Wothers explores the fascinating and often surprising stories behind how the chemical elements received their names. Delving back in time to explore the ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652723
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199652723.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Wothers, author