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Rated 15 points - posted 11 years ago by mdolleris in category Science.
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Einsteinium (Albert Einstein) Report Abuse
This element is a synthetic element and is extremely radioactive and highly toxic.
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that helped me thanks alot
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seaborgium Report Abuse
# (Sg, 106) — Glenn T. Seaborg
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this is sooo great thanx
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helped me a lot with my howmework thanks!! :))
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this helps me a lot thx
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REALLY HELPED ME WITH HOMEWORK :)
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Gadolinium Report Abuse
Gadolinium is named from the mineral gadolinite, which is named after the Finnish chemist/geologist Johan Gadolin.
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helped me with home work
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Mendelevium (Dmitri Mendeleev) Report Abuse
Mendeleev is credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. With it, he predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.
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Curium (Pierre and Marie Curie) Report Abuse
Marie Curie and her husband Pierre are famous for discovering radium and for their work in radioactivity.
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Niobium (Niobe, a mortal woman in Greek mythology) Report Abuse
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Lawrencium (Ernest Lawrence) Report Abuse
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Titanium (the Titans, from Greek mythology) Report Abuse
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Roentgenium (Wilhelm Roentgen) Report Abuse
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Meitnerium (Lise Meitner) Report Abuse
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Fermium (Enrico Fermi) Report Abuse
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Nobelium (Alfred Nobel) Report Abuse
Scientists in 1957 at the Nobel Institute in Sweden claimed to have discovered this element.
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Tantalum (Tantalus, from Greek mythology) Report Abuse
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Promethium (Prometheus, a Titan from Greek mythology) Report Abuse
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Rutherfordium (Ernest Rutherford) Report Abuse
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Bohrium (Niels Bohr) Report Abuse
Some scientists suggested the name nielsbohrium, but the naming committee rejected that since there was no precedent for using a scientist's complete name in the naming of an element. So now it's just bohrium.
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Californium Report Abuse
Named after the State of California
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Samarium Report Abuse
Samarium is named from the mineral samarskite which is named after Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets, a Russian mine official.
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Vanadium (Scandinavian goddess Vanadis) Report Abuse
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Thorium (Thor, the Norse god of thunder) Report Abuse
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Iridium (Iris, from Greek mythology) Report Abuse
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Gallium Report Abuse
gallium (Ga, 31) — although named after Gallia (Latin for France), the discoverer of the metal Lecoq de Boisbaudran subtly attached an association with his name. Lecoq (rooster) in Latin is gallus.
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