Naming of chemical elements

Which country is named after an element on the periodic table Argentina is the home country in the world to be named an element. Argentina is named after silver. Argentina is the only country in the world to be named after an element. Early voyagers and explorers referred to the region as the land of silver due to the belief that there were vast deposits of the element there. The white, soft, lustrous, and precious metal readily forms alloys with other elements hence used in making of various gadgets, ornaments, and coins.

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This week, names of four newly discovered chemical elements have been announced. Nihonium Nh for element 113 Moscovium Mc for element 115 Tennessine Ts for element 117 Oganesson Og for element 118 These names are up for being revised in six months. Barring some unexpected development, these names will go down in the chemistry books — and more to the point, nuclear physics book — as the names of the elements that complete Period 7 of the periodic table. Of these four, one name refers to a country Japan , one to a region Tennessee , one to a city Moscow , and one to a person Yuri Oganessian.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry the organization charged with naming the elements has suggested these should be called nihonium Nh ; moscovium Mc ; tennessine Ts and oganesson Og and is expected to confirm the proposal in November. The three former elements are named after the regions where they were discovered and Nihonium references Nihon the Japanese name for Japan. After years of having to make do with temporary monikers while the elements were officially being added to the periodic table and evaluated by the IUPAC, these new names are much welcomed by scientists. Most of them have come about via contorted etymologies. France also appears twice on the periodic table in the form of francium and gallium from Gaul and its capital city, Paris, gets a mention in the form of lutetium.


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