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From Waterogen to Doesn'tlastlongium

Dorseyville Middle School

2000-2001 Team 8D's Periodic Table of Elements.


New names for the 109 elements given by Adrian, Allie, Allison, Alyssea, Andrew, Ashleigh, Ashley, Bethany, Bill, Bill Price, Brad, Breandan, Bryan, Catherine, Chrissy, Danielle, Dave, Hilary, Jacob, Jason, Jenna, Jeremiah, Joe, Kelly, Kiel, Kristina, Laura, Lauren, Liz, Maura, Meghan, Michael, Mike, Mitch, Paloma, Patric, Patrick, Philip, Ron, Ryan, Sam, Sean, Stacy, Stephanie, and Tom, students of Team 8D of the Dorseyville Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2001.

Each of these students created a web page for an element, which includes a list of facts, an electron configuration and a paragraph with information including a new element name which reflects one of the properties of that particular element. The webpage with access to all of the student's pages is here.

Below you will find their new names with the student's name and his or her own explanation of the new name.

For the school's home page, click on the photo below.


The new element names

  1. Waterogen (Hydrogen)
    Joe: always has to serve water.
  2. Balloonium (Helium)
    Joe: used to fill toy balloons.
  3. Happiness (Lithium)
    Ashley: used as an antidepressant
  4. Emerald (Beryllium)
    Ashley: that's what color it is when it's a solid. Emerald
  5. Substeelium (Boron)
    Jason: used to reinforce iron when making steel.
  6. Lifetium (Carbon)
    Jason: the basis of all life.
  7. Azotc (Nitrogen)
    Tom: the Greek name. Azotc
  8. Oxysgenos (Oxygen)
    Tom: the Greek name. Oxysgenos
  9. Teethium (Fluorine)
    Adrian: it hardens your teeth. Teethium
  10. Windowsignium (Neon)
    Adrian: neon lights are usually found in windows.
  11. Saltium (Sodium)
    Jacob: makes up 4/5 of saltwater.
  12. Greenium (Magnesium)
    Jacob: found in the Transition metal family and green plants.
  13. Airplaneium (Aluminium)
    Allison: used to make airplanes.
  14. Sandy (Silicon)
    Alyssa: main ingredient of sand.
  15. Pesticium (Phosphorus)
    Alyssa: found in pesticides.
  16. Rottenegg (Sulphur)
    Stacy: smells like rotten eggs.
  17. Bleachanium (Chlorine)
    Stacy: bleach is a chemical in chlorine.
  18. Neonbulbium (Argon)
    Mitch: neon light bulbs.
  19. Gunpowderonium (Potassium)
    Mitch: used in fireworks and gunpowder.
  20. Limestoneium (Calcium)
    Allison: occurs in limestone.
  21. Wolframiteium (Scandium)
    Allison: occurs in rare metals, as wolframite.
  22. Ninthium (Titanium)
    Brad: the ninth most abundant element.
  23. Whitemetallium (Vanadium)
    Brad: white metallic color.
  24. Shiny Ships (Chromium)
    Laura: shiny metal and it is used in many objects that are on ships.
  25. Silver Greens (Manganese)
    Laura: it is silver and it is found in greens.
  26. Steelium (Iron)
    Lauren: used in making steel.
  27. Cutium (Cobalt)
    Lauren: one of the minerals that are mixed together to cut things.
  28. Magnasilver (Nickel)
    Jenna: highly magnetic and silver in color.
  29. Branzes (Copper)
    Jenna: is the mixture used to form the alloys brass and bronze.
  30. Earthia (Zinc)
    Ashley: it makes up .00007 percent of the earth.
  31. Fastmelter (Gallium)
    Ashley: it melts fast.
  32. Winklium (Germanium)
    Kristina: discovered by Winkler.
  33. Woodium (Arsenic)
    Kristina: used for treating wood.
  34. Photocopium (Selenium)
    Patric: used in photocopy machines.
  35. Additivium (Bromine)
    Patric: used in gasoline additives.
  36. Millionthatmosphereium (Krypton)
    Bethany: 1/1,000,000th of the earth's atmosphere.
  37. AntiH20delitho (Rubidium)
    Bethany: combination of its opposing form of a liquid, which is H20, with its main form of production, which is lithium.
  38. Destroytissueum (Strontium)
    Ashleigh: the isotope's radioactivity destroys the tissues that produce blood.
  39. Electronica (Yttrium)
    Ashleigh: used in televisions, and other electronica.
  40. Reactrium (Zirconium)
    Allie: used in nuclear reactors.
  41. Allergicless (Niobium)
    Allie: used in metal alloys to make nonallergenic jewelry.
  42. Molysteel (Molybdenum)
    Maura: occurs in types of steel.
  43. Carlable (Technetium)
    Maura: Carl Perrier discovered it and formed it most stable isotope (Carl+stable).
  44. Jeweleranim (Ruthenium)
    Hilary: used for hardening metal in jewelry.
  45. Brazilium (Rhodium)
    Hilary: found in Canada, Columbia, and Brazil.
  46. Orthodonium (Palladium)
    Andrew: used in dentist's tools like an orthodontist may use.
  47. Forkium (Silver)
    Andrew: used in silverware such as forks.
  48. Batterium (Cadmium)
    Ryan: used in rechargeable batteries.
  49. Vitaminium (Indium)
    Ryan: known as a metal vitamin.
  50. Tinia (Tin)
    Ashley: supposedly named after the god Tinia.
  51. Scaleium (Antimony)
    Ashley: has a very scaly surface.
  52. Gew (Tellurium)
    Liz: illustrates its appearance better, because Gew is a grayish-white.
  53. Bop (Iodine)
    Liz: illustrates the element better, because it starts out as a shiny, black, solid nonmetal, and when heated it converts to a vapor that is a beautiful purple color.
  54. Noble (Xenon)
    Danielle: it is a noble gas.
  55. Sky Blue (Cesium)
    Danielle: caesius which means Sky Blue in English.
  56. Bolognium (Barium)
    Chrissy: it was discovered in a Bologna stone.
  57. Ceria (Lanthanum)
    Chrissy: it came from within a metal called Ceria.
  58. Lanthdos (Cerium)
    Patrick: the second element in the Lanthanoid series.
  59. Gelbinium (Praseodymium)
    Jason: it is mainly used to color glass yellow. Gelb is the German word for yellow. Since the founder was from Austria (a German speaking country). I chose to use the German word.
  60. Crabintium (Neodymium)
    Jason: used to make strong magnets. It is known that once a crab clamps its pincer together, it is nearly impossible to pull them apart. The same goes for Neodymium magnets.
  61. Creatium (Promethium)
    Jason: has not been found in the Earth's crust. It has only been created by the fission of other elements.
  62. Yellomagnium (Samarium)
    Sam: its yellow color and that it's one of the strongest magnetic elements.
  63. Redpigium (Europium)
    Sam: used to make the red pigment in television.
  64. Strongmagnium (Gadolinium)
    Sam: it's the strongest magnetic rare earth element.
  65. Socium (Terbium)
    Bill: most traces of it are found in compounds, hence making it a 'social' element.
  66. Polarum (Dysprosium)
    Bill: after the Earth's magnetic poles. When polarum. (dysprosium) is cooled, it is highly magnetic; similarly, both poles are magnetic and cold.
  67. Gleamium (Holmium)
    Bill Price: its shine and silver color..
  68. Slassium (Erbium)
    Philip: used for the tinting of sun glasses.
  69. Butterium (Thulium)
    Philip: it can be cut with a butter knife.
  70. Strengtium (Ytterbium)
    Philip: uses to strengthen iron and other metals.
  71. Parises (Lutetium)
    Michael: first found in the city of Paris.
  72. Nuclarium (Hafnium)
    Patrick: material for use in powerplants.
  73. Capacitium (Tantalum)
    Patrick: used to make capacitors. Capacitors are small but essential components used inside electronic equipment.
  74. Glowed (Tungsten)
    Jeremiah: used to make light bulbs. When there is enough heat traveling through the rod, it begins to glow and give off light.
  75. Onemillunarium (Rhenium)
    Jeremiah: One Kg of onemillunarium is $1,000,000.
  76. Penium (Osmium)
    Paloma: used in the making of ballpoint pens.
  77. Muscleum (Iridium)
    Paloma: used in the making of free weights. Weights are often used to build muscle.
  78. Beatims (Platinum)
    Stephanie: used in pacemakers. (for hearts). For this reason I named it Beatims because it keeps the beat of a heart in the right rhythm.
  79. Elecronism (Gold)
    Stephanie: gold has been known for jewelry, and also is used for electronics. I wanted people to know that gold has more purposes than just jewelry.
  80. Solidium (Mercury)
    Bill: the only elemental metal that is a liquid at room temperature.
  81. Pyritium (Thallium)
    Bill: because of its innate ability to look like lead. This is also like pyrite's ability to look like gold, which gave pyrite the nickname "fool's gold".
  82. Costa (Lead)
    Meghan: because Lead is made of chlorine, oxygen, sulfur, tin, and antimony.
  83. Pinkertin (Bismuth)
    Meghan: it is pinkish in color.
  84. Curiecium (Polonium)
    Sean: after Marie and Pierre Curie, who discovered it.
  85. Coromacsegrium (Astatine)
    Sean: after Dale Corson, Emilo Segre, and Kr. McKenzie, who discovered it in 1940.
  86. Kilonoble (Radon)
    Patrick: it is the largest and heaviest Noble Gas. The prefix kilo- means large or many, and the noble indicates that it belongs to the Noble Gases.
  87. Oxymoronium (Francium)
    Jason: it is the hardest of the alkali metals, which are a fairly soft metals.
  88. Curum (Radium)
    Dave: used to help cure diseases.
  89. Uselessium (Actinium)
    Bryan: because it is useless.
  90. Glassium (Thorium)
    Mike: used very often to make glass..
  91. Gohrjanium (Protactinium)
    Kelly: combining the discoverer's names of Protactinium, German physicists Kasimir Fajans and O.H. Goehring.
  92. Bombinium (Uranium)
    Kelly: used to make the atomic bomb.
  93. Tricrystallinium (Neptunium)
    Kelly: mainly comes in three crystal forms.
  94. Dangerisium (Plutonium)
    Catherine: highly poisonous, gives off radiation, can cause cancer and is extremely explosive. (it can explode spontaneously if kept in quantities smaller than a critical mass). So, that's why it makes more sense to call it Dangerisium.
  95. Neutronium (Americium)
    Catherine: it's plutonium plus the word neutrons. (made by bombarding plutonium with neutrons).
  96. Patherus (Curium)
    Michael: used to create the Mars Pathfinder.
  97. Electronium (Berkelium)
    Bryan: because it is synthetic.
  98. Supernovium (Californium)
    Dave: it has chemical reactions similar to a supernova.
  99. Secretium (Einsteinium)
    Sean: it was kept top secret by the U.S government for 3 years after it was discovered.
  100. Bobombium (Fermium)
    Bryan: discovered during the hydrogen bomb testing.
  101. Ptoelem (Mendelevium)
    Breandan: Mendelevium received its name from Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleyve founder of the Periodic Table of Elements.  With this information in mind, Ptoelem means Periodic, Table, Of, ELEMents..
  102. Tinsynium (Nobelium)
    Breandan: it is very tiny.
  103. Radiomanium (Lawrencium)
    Breandan: it is a man-made element and radioactive.
  104. Johnium (Rutherfordium)
    Kiel: discovered at the John Nuclear Research Center.
  105. Aprilium (Dubnium)
    Kiel: discovered in April.
  106. Juneium (Seaborgium)
    Kiel: discovered in June.
  107. Cientoysiete (Bohrium)
    Ron: Spanish for 107.
  108. Hundertacht (Hassium)
    Ron: German word for 108. ( Hassium was named after a German state).
  109. Doesn'tlastlongium (Meitnerium)
    Ron: The element lasted for 3.4 milliseconds --thus the name.

© Peter van der Krogt