Questions for Origins of the Element Names Alchemists

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Questions: Origins of the Element Names, Substances Known by Alchemists 1. What were the four earthly elements that were recognized by the ancient Greeks? 2. What are the three forms of carbon mentioned in this article? 3. What is the density of gold? 4. Copper is named for the place, Cypern, where an ore was found that could be used to 
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Unformatted text preview: extract copper. What is the name of this ore? 5. What is plumbum album? 6. What does the name Hydrargyrum (from Greek) mean and what element has a symbol based on this name? 7. Which has a higher density, Platinum or Gold? 8. Which elements name originates from a word that means burn slowly?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2009 for the course PSE 121 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '09 term at City Colleges of Chicago.

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