The Element Table - Names of elements with their symbols, atomic
numbers and states
Due to limitations
of screen width it is not possible to create a practical table including
all of the Element Table names. We have therefore included an
alphabetical Element Table list with the names of the elements together with
their symbols, atomic numbers and whether they are classified as a
liquid, solid or gas (States of Matter).
For addition information and facts about the Element table click on a
link for each of the individual elements.
Alphabetical List of
Element Table Names of Elements
The Element Table - Names of Symbols
on the Element Table
Some of the Element Table
symbols are derived
from their names in the Greek, Latin or German languages. Great if
you are multi-lingual but difficult if you are not! Knowing the
origins of the contents of the Element Table make it easier to learn
and understand. There are only ten elements on the Element table whose element symbols are
not immediately apparent. Learn these origins of symbols and the
Element Table becomes easier!
Element Table Symbols
Meaning from the Greek words 'anti' and 'monos' meaning "opposed to
Cu - Meaning from the Latin word 'cyprium',
after the island of Cyprus.
Au - Meaning from the Latin word 'aurum'
Fe - Meaning from the Latin word 'ferrum'
Pb - Meaning from the Latin word 'plumbum'
Meaning from the Greek word
'hydrargyros' meaning 'water'
K - Meaning from the
Medieval Latin word 'kalium' meaning potash (pot
Ag - Meaning from
word 'argentum' meaning silver.
Sn - Meaning from the Latin word 'stannum' meaning tin
W - Meaning from the German
word 'Wolfram'. Ancient alchemists called the metal "spuma
lupi," the Latin words for 'wolf foam' which was
translated to the word "wolframite" in allusion to the
objectionable scum or substance formed during the
smelting of tin ores containing tungsten.
Element Table Symbols
The Element Table
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