Element Names Spelled Using Periodic Table Symbols

Element Names from Element Symbols

Krypton is one of the element names that can be spelled using symbols.

There are exactly 13 element names that can be spelled out using element symbols. Can you name them? Here is the list, in alphabetical order:

  1. ArSeNiC (or ArSeNIC)
  2. AsTaTiNe
  3. BiSmUTh (or BISmUTh)
  4. CArBON (or CaRbON)
  5. CoPPEr (or COPPEr)
  6. IrON
  7. KrYPtON
  8. NeON
  9. PHOsPHORuS (or PHOSPHORuS or PHOsPHoRuS or several other ways)
  10. SiLiCoN (or SILiCoN or SiLiCON or SILiCON)
  11. SiLvEr (SILvEr)
  12. TiN
  13. XeNoN (or XeNON)

The element names forĀ arsenic, copper, iron, silver, and tin cannot be spelled using their own element symbols. The names for astatine, bismuth, carbon, krypton, neon, silicon, and xenon may be spelled usingĀ their own element symbols.

Element Names Spelled Using Periodic Table Symbols
Last modified: May 17th, 2015 by Anne Helmenstine

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