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The 10 first elements to be named after real people

Top 10 first elements to be named after real people in the world.

Elements/ Symbol  –  NAMED AFTER/COUNTRY/DATES

  1. Samarium (Sm)    – Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets (Russia, 1803-70) – 1979
  2. Curium  Cm            -Pierre and Marie Curie (France 1859-1906; Poland 1867-1934)
  3. Nobelium No         -Alfred Nobel (Sweden, 1833-96), 1958
  4. Lawrencium Lr     – Ernest Lawrence (the USA, 1901-58), 1961
  5. Gadolinium Gd    – Johan Gadolin (Finland, 1760-1852), 1880
  6. Nobelium No      – Alfred Nobel (Sweden, 1833-96), 1958
  7. Rutherfordium Rf- Ernest Lawrence (the USA,1901-58), 1969
  8. Seaborgium Sg-   Glenn T. Seaborg (the USA, 1912-99), 1974
  9. bOHRIUM Bh- Niel Bohr (Denmark, 1885-62)
  10. Fermium Fm- Enrico Fermi (Italy, 1901-54)

Top 10 Lightest Elements on Earth in 2019

Element        Discoverer/Country

  1. Lithium –  Johan August Arfvedson, Sweden in 1817
  2. Potassium- Sir Humphry Davy, the UK in 1807
  3. Sodium – Sir Humphry Davy
  4. Rubidium- Robert Wilhelm Bunsen/Gustav Kirchoff, Germany in 1861
  5. Cesium- Robert Wilhelm Bunsen/Gustav Kirchoff
  6. Sulfur- Prehistoric
  7. Beryllium-Friedrich Wohler, Germany/ Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy, France in 1828
  8. Phosphorus- Hennig Brandt, Germany in 1669
  9. Calcium- Sir Humphry Davy, the UK in 1807
  10. Magnesium- Sir Humphry Davy in 1808

The 10 most common elements in the Oceans

  1. Oxygen O
  2. Hydrogen H
  3. Chlorine Cl
  4. Sodium Na
  5. Magnesium Mg
  6. Sulfur S
  7. Calcium Ca
  8. Potassium K
  9. Bromine Br
  10. Carbon

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