Books et al.Chemistry

Etymology of the elements

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Science  21 Feb 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6480, pp. 860
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba3488

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Peter Wothers, a teaching fellow at the University of Cambridge, is interested in the names of elements whose origins are murky. And while a simple web search can provide the etymologies of element names, his new book, Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf provides tales about how those names came to be.

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