Element Symbols in Periodic Table

PErIODIC TaBLe Written Using Element Symbols (Todd Helmenstine)

You can write the phrase periodic table using element symbols. The letter D and Le do not correspond to chemical elements.

Have you ever wondered how many element symbols in periodic table (the phrase)? I found 30 different symbols. Make a chemistry game out of it and see how many you get. You could even make it a competition of who can find all of the element symbols first!

Here’s the list of element symbols and the names of the elements all found in the phrase:
P – phosphorus
Po – polonium
Pd – palladium
Pt – platinum
Pa – protactinium
Pb – lead
Er – erbium
Re – rhenium
Ra – radium
Rb – rubidium
I – iodine
Ir – iridium
O – oxygen
Db – dubnium
C – carbon
Ce – cerium
Ca – calcium
Te – tellurium
Tc – technetium
Ta – tantalum
Tb – terbium
Ar – argon
Ac – actinium
At – astatine
Al – aluminum
B – boron
Be – beryllium
Ba – barium
Lr – lawrencium
La – lanthanum

Element Symbols in Periodic Table

If you want, you can also see the element symbols in periodic table, without rearranging any letters. There are 8 symbols, representing 7 different chemical elements.

P Er I O d I C Ta B le

P – phosphorus
Er – erbium
I – iodine
O – oxygen
d – not a symbol
I – iodine
C – carbon
Ta – tantalum
B – boron
le – not an element symbol

Do you want to try another chemistry element game? See how many words you can make using the element symbols of the periodic table.

Element Symbols in Periodic Table
Last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Anne Helmenstine