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SourceElementNumber and Root
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (2ⁿᵈ)
Predecessor of another element
Enemies of the Greek gods
English, baking soda
German for the devil, by way of devil's copper
Asteroid #1, after the Roman harvest goddess
Russian discoverer of spontaneous fission
Asteroid #2, after an alternate name for Athena
The discoverers of Rn and Po
Latin for ‘Russia’
Sixth largest city in Russia, on the banks of the Volga, by way of a mining engineer
Arabic for ‘borax’
Discoverer of ten elements
Greek for ‘potent’, which this is as a poison
Greek for ‘unstable’
Greek for ‘lead, graphite’
A planet, after the Roman messenger god
A planet, after the Roman sea god
Latin for ‘Paris’ (France, not Texas)
Possibly related to Akkadian ‘sarapu’ (refine)
The first Greek hero; rescued Europa and invented the Greek alphabet
Greek for ‘stench’
Greek for ‘lazy, idle’
Greek for ‘ray’, by way of English
A fictional island in Las Sergas de Esplandian, by way of the place of its discovery
Norse thunder god
Greek god who stole fire
Greek for ‘niter-forming’
Greek for ‘hidden’
The Russian federal subject of its discovery
Proto-Germanic for the same; used to make bronze
Latin for ‘Poland’
Greek for ‘pale green’
Inventor of the heliocentric solar system
Discoverer of X-rays
Greek for ‘miss, escape notice’
Inventor of the cyclotron
The physicist who determined that a simple calculation calls for this to be the last atom with fillable 1s shell
The physicist who created the first nuclear reactor
Latin for the capital of Sweden
SourceElementNumber and Root
Greek for ‘stone’
The chemist who created the periodic table
Poetically, Scandinavia; the northernmost inhabited place
Greek for ‘green branch’
Latin for ‘coal’
Old English for ‘birch clearing’, by way of a bishop and the place of its discovery
Inventor of dynamite
English; radioactive
Greek for ‘rainbow’
Greek for ‘sun’
Latin for ‘sky blue’
Greek mythological figure, daughter of Tantalus
Old Norse; another name for Freya
German for ‘one stone’, by way of a physicist
Greek for ‘light-bearing’
Greek for ‘acid-forming’
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (3ʳᵈ)
English; a town in Lochaber, Scotland, UK
Greek; where Βόλος (Volos) is (1ˢᵗ)
Asteroid #134340, after the Roman god of the underworld
Hebrew for ‘large’, by way of a Finnish chemist
Greek; where Βόλος (Volos) is (2ⁿᵈ)
Greek for the continent north of the Mediterranean
German for ‘white mass’
A planet, after the Roman sky god
Latin for ‘flint’
Greek for ‘rose’ (the flower)
Latin for ‘France’
Greek for ‘moon’
Greek for ‘new twin’
PIE for ‘blood’, which it is a major component of
A Cherokee village, now in Tanico Lake, by way of a US state
Armenian-Russian researcher of superheavy elements
German for ‘goblin’
Greek for ‘pebble’, by way of Latin for ‘limestone’
Japanese for ‘Japan’
Latin for ‘bitter salt’
Spanish for ‘little silver’
Latin for ‘Franks’ (the tribe)
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (1ˢᵗ)
SourceElementNumber and Root
The city of its discovery, named after a local rancher
Greek for ‘new’
Discoverer of nuclear fission; lost the Nobel to Otto Hahn
Greek for ‘color’
Greek for ‘stranger’
Latin for ‘earth’
Unclear, but heaviest stable element
Dutch for ‘pot ash’
English; a radioactive gas
Greek mythological figure; served his son as a banquet and was punished by being unable to eat or drink despite food and water nearby
Middle High German for ‘prong’; blame Paracelsus
Greek for ‘beryl’
Latin for ‘Germany’
Latin for ‘Rhine’
Signor Vespucci, the mapmaker/explorer, by way of the place of its discovery
Greek for ‘leek-green twin’
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (4ᵗʰ)
PIE for ‘yellow’
Latin for ‘flow’
Latin for Copenhagen
Developer of the Copenhagen interpretation
The German city of its discovery, in Hessen
Greek for ‘violet’
Latin; do not confuse with a word for ‘paradox’
Latin for ‘Scandinavia’
Greek for Cyprus
Greek for ‘hard to get’
Swedish for ‘heavy stone’
Greek for ‘artificial’
Greek for ‘water-forming’
Latin for Hessen
Latin for ‘red’
Greek for ‘heaviness’
Discoverer of the nucleus
Arabic for ‘bright red’, by way of Latin
German for ‘deep blue’, from Latin for ‘indicator’
Greek for ‘smell’
Latin, from PIE ‘to burn’
A town on the Volga, north of Moscow

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