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element_names_002 - NAMES AND SYMBOLS OF THE FIRST THIRTY...

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NAMES AND SYMBOLS OF THE FIRST THIRTY ELEMENTS You should know the names (correctly spelled) and symbols of the first thirty elements. It is not necessary to learn the atomic number or weights. The third column contains interesting facts that you are not required to know. Hydrogen H The name means “water former”, discovered in 1766, most abundant element in the universe but almost never found free on earth. Helium He Named from “helios” meaning the sun, discovered in 1868, found in natural gas wells in the US. Lithium Li Named from “lithos” meaning stone, discovered in 1817, used in ceramics, alloys, the H bomb, treating gout and manic depression. Beryllium Be Found in the mineral beryl, discovered in 1798, used in extremely elastic alloys, springs and nosecones of rockets. Boron B Found in borax and boric acid, discovered in 1808, used as both a plant food and also a weed killer. Carbon C Named from “carbo” meaning charcoal, known since prehistoric times, component of all living matter. Nitrogen
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