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Elements Named After Places

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Elements deriving their names from places

Rated 4 points - posted 10 years ago by kris in category Science.
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Magnesium (Magnesia in Thessaly, Greece) Report Abuse
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Americum (America) Report Abuse
Its discovery was first announced on a children's show in 1945.
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Gallium (Gaul for France) Report Abuse
And also for himself. The discoverer is Lecoq de Boisbaudran. Lecoq is french for rooster which is gallus in Latin.
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Californium (California) Report Abuse
Named after both the state of Calfornia and the University of California
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Berkelium (Berkeley, California) Report Abuse
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Europium (Europe) Report Abuse
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Francium (France) Report Abuse
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Holmium (Stockholm) Report Abuse
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Strontium (Strontian, Scotland) Report Abuse
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Dubnium (Dubna in Russia) Report Abuse
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Erbium (Ytterby in Sweden) Report Abuse
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Ytterbium (Ytterby in Sweden) Report Abuse
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Yttrium (Ytterby in Sweden) Report Abuse
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Terbium (Ytterby in Sweden) Report Abuse
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Darmstadtium (Darmstadt in Germany) Report Abuse
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Hassium (Hesse in Germany) Report Abuse
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Polonium (Poland) Report Abuse
Once called Radium F and discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie before it was named after Marie's homeland.
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Rhenium (Rhine) Report Abuse
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Germanium (Germany) Report Abuse
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Scandium (Scandinavia) Report Abuse
More common in the Sun than in the earth's crust
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