Topics: Chemistry, Nobel Laureate, Nobel Prize
Currently, there are 118 elements on the periodic table. If a new element is discovered, naming it involves several factors. Elements can be named after how they were obtained, their attributes, the compound they were isolated from, and places they were discovered. However, they can also be named after the people who found them. Fifteen elements have been named after scientists — here are five of them.
1. Curium (Cm)
2. Fermium (Fm)
3. Meitnerium (Mt)
4. Nobelium (No)
5. Oganesson (Og)
5 Elements Named in Honor of Notable Scientists, Allison Futterman, Discovery Magazine