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Can you name the elements named for scientists?
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Oct 3rd, 2009 at 19:56 GMT
Great quiz, and really hard, too!
Oct 3rd, 2009 at 19:57 GMT
Also, I didnt know Copernicum was going to be an elemnet! Thats cool
Oct 3rd, 2009 at 20:25 GMT
Yeah it's the proposed name for element 112 (currently "ununbium"). It's already widely accepted and used in the scientific community, but the IUPAC hasn't officially voted on it, yet. They'll approve it this year.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 07:00 GMT
thats pretty interesting...good stuff..
Oct 4th, 2009 at 07:53 GMT
Copernicium should be a bonus since it's not a named element yet. Also having the symbols visible makes this pretty easy.
Oct 4th, 2009 at 14:20 GMT
Maybe, but wouldn't it be really difficult with no clues given?
Oct 8th, 2009 at 04:37 GMT
When I came into this quiz, I actually thought it would just be listing without clues. Though, I might be in the few that prefer it that way.
Oct 8th, 2009 at 16:39 GMT
I also expected not to see symbols. This way it's basically a subset of the Element by Symbol quiz (http://www.sporcle.com/games/elements_bysymbol.php), with the addition of names of scientists.
Oct 8th, 2009 at 17:03 GMT
Neat quiz! I'm with Loona and HPZ; I did perfectly, but I don't know how I would have done without the symbols. (I'd also make Cp a bonus answer until it's approved.)
Oct 8th, 2009 at 18:36 GMT
i think there's too much time regardless of symbols being there or not...symbols makes it too easy in my opinion and the copernicium should probably be a bonus
Oct 10th, 2009 at 19:48 GMT
The proposed symbol for copernicum has been changed from Cp to Cn (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernicum).
Oct 20th, 2009 at 18:19 GMT
Gadolinium is actually named after geologist Johan Gadolin. I think it should be included too.
Oct 20th, 2009 at 21:52 GMT
Wow, thanks for the tip. I did not know that! It's added.
Oct 21st, 2009 at 22:17 GMT
you could argue that gallium counts, as it was discovered by LeCoq, whose name means "the cockerel". the latin for cockerel is gallus. sneaky. of course, the latin for france is gallia, and that was what he claimed he named it for...
Oct 29th, 2009 at 19:02 GMT
Whew, that is kinda convoluted... Haha
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