Sources - Elementymology & Elements Multidict

Elementymology & Elements Multidict

Literature and Web Pages

The original idea for this elementymology page dates from before the WWW. During my study at the University I borrowed from a chemistry student his (old) copy of CRC's Handbook of Chemistry & Physics. From this book I copied the name origin of the elements. Now, about 20 years later, and searching on the web for the name origins, I was initially quite surprised that the information on several web pages (including WebElements) almost literally agrees with my old handwritten notes. I suppose the Handbook has a lot of influence!

Literature on the naming of the elements.

Literature on the elements with historical information.

Others sources for history and etymology

Literature on the names of the elements in different languages:

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