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August 26th, 2011, 22:07
Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
In minerals from the mine outside of Ytterby (which is located in Vaxholm's municipality, in the archipelago outside of Stockholm)) a grand total of 8 new elements have been discovered. Not only Yttrium, Ytterbium, Terbium & Erbium, but also Holmium, Skandium, Tulium & Gadolinium. These are named after the latin name for Stockholm (Holmia (Holmium)), Scandinavia (Skandium), the latin name for Scandinavia (Thule (Thulium)) and Johan Gadolin (Gadolinium).
Hey! I was saving those for later!

Ok, here's a list of some other elements named after places:
  • Gallium (Ga)
  • Germanium (Ge)
  • Strontium (Sr)
  • Tellurium (Te)
  • Cerium (Ce)
  • Palladium (Pa)
  • Europium (Eu)
  • Lutetium (Lu)
  • Rhenium (Re)
  • Polonium (Po)
  • Francium (Fr)
  • Uranium (U)
  • Neptunium (Np)
  • Plutonium (Pu)
  • Americium (Am)
  • Berkelium (Bk)
  • Californium (Cf)
  • Dubnium (Db)
  • Hassium (Hs)
  • Darmstadtium (Ds)

So we have several elements named after Swedish places and one after some Danish city. NO elements are named after places in Norway (Scandium and Europium don't count)!!!! Can't have that! I hereby claim ownership of the following elements:
  • Ununtrium (Uut)
  • Ununquadium (Uuq)
  • Ununpentium (Uup)
  • Ununhexium (Uuh)
  • Ununseptium (Uus)
  • Ununoctium (Uuo)

Says PhosphorusIodineBoronBoronUraniumSetOfRealNumbers




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