: From the German state of Hessen.Home of the Hessians.
La Place. (Gr
Elemental, my dear Watson.
,another Latin name for Stockholm, native city of Cleve,who is credited with the element’s discovery along withSwiss chemists Delafontaine and Soret.
Literally, to make water.
The Hindu deity Ganesh. Atomic Number 49 is noted in Sanskrit.
Iodine, you dine. We all dine with iodizedsodium chloride.
From the Latin
(rainbow), for its many-colored salts. Hats off to Van Gogh.
.) Common metal, historically usedto flatten clothing.
, hidden) A bird? A plane?An
A thpear-thrower, with a lithp.From the Greek
to lie hidden. Originallyfound hiding in impure cerium nitrate.
of Arabia. Actually named for Ernest O. Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron.
: (L. Plumbum). One of the sevenalchemical elements, its symbol adorns this plumber’s pockets.
An archaeological record, cast in stone(from the Greek
Lutetia , ancient L. name for the cityof Paris, an historic haven for lute players.
Lightweight metal, used in making“mag” wheels. These are usually kept in the trunk.
The magnetic pictographs of thelegendary and wholly fictitious Mangans.
A periodical, in honor of arenowned table-maker.
Named for Lise Meitner, theunsung discoverer of nuclear fishin’.
Would two of these be dimers?
, lead) Blue jeans,made in Mali.
A dime novel, or, the New Twin.
In other words, on the knee.
After Neptune, the god of the sea.
A rare numismatic variant. (German
, “copper demon”)
Daughter of Tantalus, who paid for her pride with the death of her family. She continued to cry,even after the gods turned her to stone.
A nocturnal Trojan elephant.
A smelly metal, used in pen points.
, sharp +
, create: acidformer) And a good thing to keep in your trunk.
Named for the Greek goddess
;the knight (Paladin) made a better picture.
) Venus, when itrises before the sun, or a comforting glow in the dark.
, decorative silver plates,or colloquial English for decorative silver hair.
The “Green Twin”. (See Neodymium.)
Not condemned to the underworld, just the dog house.
: For Poland, native country of Mme.Curie.
A casual addition to a glowing wardrobe.
Pot ash. (L.
: For Prometheus, who brought firefrom the heavens.
protos + aktinos
: first ray) Getout your protractor.
As heard on the radio, this element produces X-rays – one of the first practical uses for atomic radiation.
Egyptian sun god Ra. Originally called
, from the Latin,
. Calls to mind
, or some such nonsense (see Dubnium)