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Element Symbols No One Uses

Azote Periodic Table Tile

Azote, symbol Az,  was an old name for the element nitrogen. It is still in use in some non-English speaking countries.

You may be familiar with the element symbols found on the periodic table. These symbols are standardized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for international use.

When a scientist believes he has discovered a new element, he usually announces his discovery along with a new name and element symbol. Alternatively, old textbooks and journals in other countries may have different names and symbols that were changed when the official list was compiled. This table contains a list of old element symbols no one uses anymore but once had a place in the science of chemistry.

SYMBOL ELEMENTSTORY
AArgonOld textbook use for the element argon.
AbAlabamineName given to false discovery of the element astatine
AdAldebaraniumOld name for the element ytterbium
AmAlabamiumAlabamium was a false claim of astatine. Am is used for the element americium.
AnAtheniumAlternate name proposed for the element einsteinium.
AoAusoniumName given to false discovery of neptunium.
AzAzoteOld name for the element nitrogen.
BoBoronOld textbook use for the element boron.
BvBreviumOld name for the element protactinium.
BzBerzeliumAlternate name proposed for the element praseodymium.
CbColumbiumProposed name for the elements niobium and americium.
ChChromiumProposed symbol for the element chromium — Cr is the current accepted symbol.
ClColumbiumColumbium with this symbol was proposed for the element niobium. Cl is the symbol for chlorine.
CpCassiopeiumAlternate name for the element lutetium.
CtCenturiumAlternate name proposed for element 100, fermium.
CtCeltiumOld name for the element hafnium.
DaDanubiumAlternate name proposed for element 43, technetium.
DbDubniumAlternate name and symbol proposed for element 104, rutherfordium. Name and symbol were later used for element 105.
DiDidymiumName and symbol proposed for unknown element found by spectroscopy later found to be a mixture of praseodymium and neodymium.
EEinsteiniumAlternate symbol for the element einsteinium. The currently accepted symbol is Es.
EaEkaaluminiumName given by Mendeleev on his periodic table for the unknown element that should appear below aluminum (gallium was later discovered).
EbEkaboronName given by Mendeleev on his periodic table for the unknown element that should appear below boron (scandium was later discovered).
ElEkaaluminiumAlternate symbol for Ekaaluminium.
EmEkamanganeseName given by Mendeleev on his periodic table for the unknown element that should appear below manganese (technetium was later discovered).
EmEmanationOriginal name given to the radioactive decay product of radium that was later discovered to be the element radon.
EsEkasiliconName given by Mendeleev on his periodic table for the unknown element that should appear below silicon (germanium was later discovered).
EsEsperiumName given to false discovery of plutonium.
FaFranciumProposed symbol for the element francium — Fr is the current accepted symbol.
FlFluorineOld textbook use for the element fluorine. This symbol is currently associated with the element flerovium.
FlFlorentiumName proposed for false discovery of promethium. This symbol is currently associated with the element flerovium.
FrFlorentiumAlternate symbol for florentium, false discovery of promethium. This symbol is currently associated with the element francium.
GGluciniumOld name for the element beryllium.
GlGluciniumAlternate symbol used for glucinium, the old name for beryllium.
HaHahniumProposed name for element 105, dubnium.
HnHahniumProposed name for element 108, hassium.
HyMercuryOld symbol for mercury taken from the latin name hydragyrum.
IIridiumOld symbol for iridium. The current accepted symbol is Ir.
IlIlliniumProposed name for a false discovery of the element promethium.
JJodiumOld symbol and name for the element iodine.
JgJargoniumProposed name for a false discovery of the element hafnium.
JlJoliotiumAlternate proposed name for the element dubnium.
KuKurchatoviumAlternate proposed name for the element rutherfordium.
LwLawrenciumAlternate symbol proposed for element 103, lawrencium. The currently accepted symbol is Lr.
MMuriaticumOld name for the element chlorine. The currently accepted symbol is Cl.
MaManganeseAlternate symbol used for the element manganese. The currently accepted symbol is Mn.
MaMasuriumProposed name for a false discovery of element 43, technetium.
MdMendeleviumOriginally proposed name and symbol for element 97, berkelium. These were eventually used for element 101.
MeMendeleviumOriginal proposal for element 68, erbium. The currently accepted symbol is Er.
MlMoldaviumOriginal proposal for element 87, francium. The currently accepted symbol is Fr.
MsMagnesiumOld symbol used for the element magnesium. The currently accepted symbol is Mg.
MtMeitneriumAlternate proposal for element 91, protactinium. The symbol and name would eventually be used for element 109.
MvMendeleviumAlternate proposal for the symbol for element 101, mendelevium. The currently accepted symbol is Md.
NgNorwegiumProposed name and symbol for false discovery of element 72, hafnium.
NoNoriumProposed name and symbol for false discovery of element 72, hafnium. The symbol is currently used for element 102, nobelium.
NsNeilsbohriumProposed name and symbol for elements 105, dubnium and 107, bohrium.
NtNitonOld name used for element 86, radon.
NuNebuliumName and symbol given to new element seen in spectra of the Cat’s Eye Nebula. Later discovered to be doubly ionized oxygen.
NyNeoytterbiumOld name for element 70, ytterbium.
OdOdiniumAlternate proposal for element 62, samarium.
PLeadOld symbol for lead. The current symbol is Pb. P is the current symbol for element 15, phosphorus.
PaPalladiumOld symbol used for element 46, palladium. This symbol is used for element 91, protactinium.
PePelopiumOld name for element 41, niobium. The currently accepted symbol is Nb.
PlPalladiumAlternate symbol for element 46, palladium. The currently accepted symbol is Pd.
PoPotassiumOld symbol for element 19, potassium. The currently accepted symbol is K. This symbol is used for element 84, polonium.
RRhodiumAlternate symbol proposed for element 45, rhodium. The currently accepted symbol is Rh.
RfRutherfordiumName and symbol proposed for element 106, seaborgium. They are currently used for element 104.
RoRhodiumAlternate symbol proposed for element 45, rhodium. The currently accepted symbol is Rh.
SaSamariumAlternate symbol proposed for element 62, samarium. The currently accepted symbol is Sm.
SoSodiumAlternate symbol once used for element 11, sodium. The currently accepted symbol is Na.
SpSpectriumAlternate proposed name and symbol for element 70, ytterbium.
StTinOld symbol for element 50, tin. Symbol taken from the Latin name stannum.
TnTungstenAlternate symbol for element 74, tungsten. The currently accepted symbol is W.
TuThuliumAlternate symbol for element 69, thulium. The currently accepted symbol is Tm.
TuTungstenAlternate symbol for element 74, tungsten. The currently accepted symbol is W.
TyTyriumAlternate proposal for element 60, neodymium. The currently accepted symbol is Nd.
UnbUnnilbiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 102, nobelium.
UneUnnilenniumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 109, meitnerium.
UnhUnnilhexiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 106, seaborgium.
UnoUnniloctiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 108, hassium.
UnpUnnilpentiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 105, dubnium.
UnqUnnilquadiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 104, rutherfordium.
UnsUnnilseptiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 107, bohrium.
UntUnniltriumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 103, lawrencium.
UnuUnniluniumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 101, mendelevium.
UubUnunbiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 112, copernicium.
UuhUnunhexiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 116, livermorium.
UunUnunniliumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 110, darmstadtium.
UuqUnunquadiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 114, flerovium.
UuuUnununiumPlaceholder name and symbol for element 111, roentgenium.
UrUraniumAlternately used symbol for element 92, uranium. The currently accepted symbol is U.
ViVirginiumProposed name and symbol for false discovery of element 87, francium.
VmVirginiumProposed name and symbol for false discovery of element 87, francium.
YtYttriumAlternate symbol used for element 39, yttrium. The currently accepted symbol is Y.

Wishing You Happy Holidays with Periodic Table Symbols

Red and green element symbol holiday greeting

Happy Holidays, Chemistry Style (Todd Helmenstine)

Wish the chemist or other scientist in your life Happy Holidays using periodic table element symbols. Of course, you can’t actually spell out the season’s greeting with periodic table symbols, but you get the idea. Just click either image and then right-click to save the file to your device or print it.

Happy Holidays ~ from Science Notes 🙂

Element Symbol Happy Holidays (Todd Helmenstine)

Element Symbol Happy Holidays (Todd Helmenstine)

List of Words Made from Periodic Table Element Symbols

No is a word made from periodic table symbols. The symbol for nobelium is the word 'No'.

The periodic table symbol for nobelium is the word ‘No’.

This is a list of words made from periodic table element symbols. Each element has a one- or two-letter symbol. An enormous number of words are possible, so if you have an addition to make to the list, feel free to post a reply. You can print the element symbol icons to make words for posters and banners, too.

AcCePt
AcCeSS
Ac Ce S S I Bi Li Ti Es
AcCReTe
AcCUSe
AcHe
AcIDs
AcORn
AgITaTiON
AgNOSTiC
AgO
AlCoHoLiC
AlIMoNY
Am
Am Er I Ca
AmErICaN
AmISH
AmPUTaTe
AmPUTaTiON
ArGeNTiNa
AsPIrIn
AtLaNTa
AtTeNTiON
AuTiSTiC

I LuV YOU with Periodic Table Element Symbols

I LuV YOU with Periodic Table Element Symbols


BaCoN (BAcON, BaCON)
BaNaNa
BAlLiSTiC
BaNe
BaNK
BaPTiSm
BArF
Ba Y
Be
BeArS
BeErS
BErSErK
BODy
BONFIRe
BOY
BRaIN
BUNCH
BURn
BUTaNe
BrUNCH
CaN
CaNDY
Candy Cane is one of the words made from periodic table element symbols.

Candy Cane is one of the words made from periodic table element symbols.


CaNdY CaNE
CaNiNe
CaNNIBAl
CaP
CHeErS
CHINa
ClOCK
C O Ne
CoOK
CoPErNiCuS
COUPEs
CoW
CoVEr
COY
CoYOTe
DyNAmITe
DyNaMo
ErOsION
ErOTiC
FAlSe
Fe Li Ne
FeTiSH
FIBS
FIRe
FLaSH
FrAcTiOn
FrOLiC
FrY
FUN
FUNCTiONS
GaSP
GeAr
GeNe
GeNeRaTiON
GeNeSiS
GeNiUS (germanium nickel uranium sulfur)
HAcK
HAlOs
HArP
HAs
HAtS
He
HeINOUS
HeLiCoPtEr
HeReTic
HI
HoNK
HOOK
HOOKErS
HoSe
HYMn
HYPErBOLiC
H Y P Er Pa Th O Ge N Es I S
H Y P O Th Al Am U S
I
In
InClInEs
IS
IRaN
IReLaNd
IrON
KICK
KNIFe
LaDy
LaOs
LiFeSPaN
LuBrICaTiON
LuCIFEr
Lu C K Y
MoCKEry
MoNaCo
MoNTaNa
MoRe
Mo U Se
MoTiOn, MoTiON
NArC
NAtO
NeON
NePAl
NO, No
NON AlCoHoLiC
NUN
OF
OHIO
OsMoSiS
PaKISTaN
PAlEsTiNe
P H O Ne
PIRaTe
PLaY
PLaYEr
POISON
PoLiCe
PoLiSH
PoSH
PSYCHIC
Ra C Co O N
RaGe
Re S Po N Si Bi Li Ti Es
Ru B
RuN
RuNe
RuSH
SAcK
SAg
SAlVAtION
SArCaSm
SAsSY
SCaNdAl
ScOTCH
SePTic
SiCKNeSS
SiNGaPoRe
SiPHON
SNIPEr
SOCIOPaTh
S O Mn Am B U Li Sm
SPAm
SPaN
TeAm
TeTaNUS
TeThEr
ThAt
ThIn
TiCK
Ti C K Li S H
UTaH
VAtICaN
VIRuS
V I Sc O Si Ti Es
VOTe
WAr
WAtCH
WIFe
WITh
WON
WONdEr
WONKY
XeNoN
YAmS
YArDs
YOU

Element Stickers To Make Words

We’ve put up all 118 element symbols on Redbubble as stickers, so you can combine letters to make words (including the swear words we know but purposely didn’t list here). Now you can string together letters to your little heart’s content.