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Periodic Table with 118 Elements

Here’s the first periodic table with 118 names and elements. The IUPAC has formally approved the element names and symbols for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. If those change, we’ll fix the table. The approved names and symbols for these elements are nihonium (Nh, element 113), moscovium (Mc, element 115), tennessine (Ts, element 117), and oganesson (Og, element 118).

2016 Periodic Table with 118 Element Names and Symbols

2017 Periodic Table with 118 Element Names and Symbols

2016 Edition Periodic Table with 118 Elements with Black Background

2017 Edition Periodic Table with 118 Elements with Black Background

These periodic tables are free to download and print. To save, right-click the image. The table with the white background is also available as a PDF file. To print this file, choose ‘Fit’ for your printing option to get the best results. The image is optimized to fit on high definition screens and devices with a resolution of 3840×2160 and below.

Pre-Printed Periodic Table Posters, T-Shirts, and More

T-Shirt with 118 Element Periodic Table

T-Shirt with 118 Element Periodic Table

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Previous Version of the Muted Table

The 2017 periodic table is the updated version of the muted periodic table, which dates back to 2011. If you’re not quite ready for the new elements on your table, the 2015 muted table is still available:

Muted Periodic Table

Muted Periodic Table

Element Names in Different Languages

Element names in different languages are not always the same. For example, if you ask for a radio in the United States, you can listen to music. In Spanish, you'll get radium.

Element names in different languages are not always the same. For example, if you ask for a radio in the United States, you can listen to music. In Spanish, you’ll get radium.

Although the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has a standard periodic table and list of chemical elements, the names and symbols you see on your periodic table often depend on which language you speak and country you live in. Here’s a table of element names in different language, so you can compare them.

Element Names in Different Languages

The languages I have so far are English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. I’m happy to add more language if you supply the names! Periodic tables on this site are presently available in English, French, German, and Spanish. Again, I’m happy to work with you to make them in your language, in any style.

The element names are given in alphabetical order, based on the English names. Note, element names are always capitalized in German.

EnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish
actiniumactiniumActiniumattinioactínioactinio
aluminum*aluminiumAluminiumalluminioalumínioaluminio
americiumamériciumAmericiumamericioamerícioamericio
antimonyantimoineAntimonantimonioantimónioantimonio
argonargonArgonargoargônioargón
arsenicarsenicArsenarsenicoarsénicarsénico
astatineastateAstatastatoastatoastato
bariumbaryumBariumbariobáriobario
berkeliumberkéliumBerkeliumberkelioberquélioberkelio
berylliumbérylliumBerylliumberillioberílioberilio
bismuthbismuthWismutbismutobismutobismuto
bohriumbohriumBohriumbohriobóhriobohrio
boronboreBorboroboroboro
brominebromeBrombromobromobromo
cadmiumcadmiumCadmiumcadmiocádmiocadmio
calciumcalciumCalciumcalciocálciocalcio
californiumcaliforniumCaliforniumcaliforniocalifórniocalifornio
carboncarboneKohlenstoffcarboniocarbonocarbono
ceriumcériumCerceriocériocerio
cesiumcésiumCaesiumcesiocésiocesio
chlorinechloreChlorcloroclorocloro
chromiumchromeChromcromocrómiocromo
cobaltcobaltKobaltcobaltocobaltocobalto
coppercuivreKupferramecobrecobre
curiumcuriumCuriumcuriocuriocurio
dubniumdubniumDubniumdubniodúbniodubnio
dysprosiumdysprosiumDysprosiumdisprosiodisprósiodisprosio
einsteiniumeinsteiniumEinsteiniumeinsteinioeinstenioeinstenio
erbiumerbiumErbiumerbioérbioerbio
europiumeuropiumEuropiumeuropioeurópioeuropio
fermiumfermiumFermiumfermiofermiofermio
fluorinefluorFluorfluorofluorflúor
franciumfranciumFranciumfranciofrânciofrancio
gadoliniumgadoliniumGadoliniumgadoliniogadolíneogadolinio
galliumgallium<Gallium/td>galliogáliogalio
germaniumgermaniumGermaniumgermaniogermâniogermanio
goldorGoldoroourooro
hafniumhafniumHafniumafnioháfniohafnio
hassiumhassiumHassiumhassio<hássio/td>hassio
heliumhéliumHeliumeliohéliohelio
holmiumholmiumHolmiumolmiohólmioholmio
hydrogenhydrogèneWasserstoffidrogenohidrogêniohidrógeno
indiumindiumIndiumindioíndioindio
iodineiodeIodiodioiodoyodo
iridiumiridiumIridiumiridioirídioiridio
ironferEisenferroferrohierro
kryptonkryptonKryptoncriptocriptôniokriptón
lanthanumlanthaneLanthanlantaniolantâniolantano
lawrenciumlawrenciumLawrenciumlawrentiolaurênciolawrencio
leadplombBleipiombochumboplomo
lithiumlithiumLithiumlitiolitiolitio
lutetiumlutetiumLutetiumluteziolutéciolutecio
magnesiummagnésiumMagnesiummagnesiomagnésiomagnesio
manganesemanganèseManganmanganesemanganêsmanganeso
meitneriummeitneriumMeitneriummeitneriomeitnériomeitnerio
mendeleviummendeléviumMendeleviummendeleviomendeléviomendelevio
mercurymercureQuecksilbermercuriomercúriomercurio
molybdenummolybdèneMolybdänmolibdenomolibdêniomolibdeno
neodymiumnéodymeNeodymneodimioneodímioneodimio
neonnéonNeonneoneônioneón
neptuniumneptuniumNeptuniumnettunioneptúnioneptunio
nickelnickelNickelnichelniquelniquel
niobiumniobiumNiobniobionióbioniobio
nitrogenazoteStickstoffazotonitrogênionitrógeno
nobeliumnobéliumNobeliumnobelionobélionobelio
osmiumosmiumOsmiumosmioosmioosmio
oxygenoxygèneSauerstoffossigenooxigéniooxígeno
palladiumpalladiumPalladiumpalladiopaládiopaladio
phosphorusphosphorePhosphorfosforofósforofósforo
platinumplatinePlatinplatinoplatinaplatino
plutoniumplutoniumPlutoniumplutonioplutónioplutonio
poloniumpoloniumPoloniumpoloniopolóniopolonio
potassiumpotassiumKaliumpotassiopotássiopotasio
praseodymiumpraséodymePraseodympraseodimiopraseodímiopraseodimio
promethiumprométhiumPromethiumprometopromécioprometio
protactiniumprotactiniumProtactiniumprotoattinioprotacnídioprotactinio
radiumradiumRadiumradiorádioradio
radonradonRadonradon (emanio)rádonradón
rheniumrhéniumRheniumrenioréniorenio
rhodiumrhodiumRhodiumrodioródiorodio
rubidiumrubidiumRubidiumrubidiorubídiorubidio
rutheniumruthéniumRutheniumrutenioruténiorutenio
rutherfordiumrutherfordiumRutherfordiumrutherfordioruterfórdiorutherfordio
samariumsamariumSamariumsamariosamáriosamario
scandiumscandiumScandiumscandioescândioescandio
seaborgiumseaborgiumSeaborgiumseaborgioseabórgioseaborgio
seleniumséléniumSelenselenioselénioselenio
siliconsiliciumSiliciumsiliciosilíciosilicio
silverargentSilberargentoprataplata
sodiumsodiumNatriumsodiosódiosodio
strontiumstrontiumStrontiumstronzioestrôncioestroncio
sulfursoufreSchwefelsolfoenxofreazufre
tantalumtantaleTantaltantaliotântalotántalo
technetiumtechnétiumTechnetiumtecnetotecnéciotecnecio
telluriumtellureTellurtelluriotelúrioteluro
terbiumterbiumTerbiumterbiotérbioterbio
thalliumthalliumThalliumtalliotáliotalio
thoriumthoriumThoriumtoriotóriotorio
thuliumthuliumThuliumtuliotúliotulio
tinetainZinnstagnoestanhoestaño
titaniumtitaneTitantitaniotitâniotitanio
tungstentungstèneWolframwolframiotungsténiowolframio
uraniumuraniumUranuraniourâniouranio
vanadiumvanadiumVanadiumvanadiovanádiovanadio
xenonxénonXenonxenoxénonxenón
ytterbiumytterbiumYtterbiumitterbioitérbioyterbio
yttriumyttriumYttriumittrioitrioytrio
zinczincZinkzincozincocinc
zirconiumzirconiumZirkoniumzirconiozircóniocirconio

*In American English, element number 13 is aluminum, while most other English-speaking countries use the aluminium spelling.

Why Are Elements Named Differently?

Elements got different names because multiple civilizations were aware of them and had names long before an international periodic table was developed. Some elements have been known for thousands of years, so the names evolved over time. Other times, names are different because of phonemic constraints (how you can pronounce a spelling in a language). Also, the discovery of some elements was contested. More recently discovered elements tend to only have one name because naming now follows IUPAC guidelines.

Check My Work

If you see an error, please let me know! I researched the names and spellings, but am aware there is some dispute over certain names. The English is American English — let me know if your English is different from mine. Feel free to post a comment if you have an alternate name/spelling to propose in your language.

Reference

John Emsley. Nature’s Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Periodic Table Without Names

You can’t quiz students (or yourself) about the element names that go with the symbols if it’s all listed right there on the periodic table, so here is the periodic table without names. Here’s a handy dandy list of element names (which you can download as a PDF), in case you need to make hand-outs or jog your memory about how to spell some of the words. Aren’t you glad there are symbols so you don’t always have to write out darmstadtium and praseodymium?

The element groups, atomic numbers, element symbols, and atomic weights are listed for you. This periodic table is available as either a color table, so you can identify the element groups, or as a black and white chart, so you can play with colored pencils, if that’s your thing.

Color Periodic Table Without Names

You can grab the image file for this table or download the PDF for the color chart.

Color Periodic Table Without Names

Use a periodic table without names to practice learning the meaning of the element symbols.

Black and White Periodic Table Without Names

Just like before, you’ve got your choice of the image file here or you can grab the PDF of the black and white table.

Black and White Periodic Table of the Elements With No Names

You can color in this black and white periodic table to practice learning the element groups.

Printing the Periodic Tables

Select Landscape and Fit To Print to completely fill the page. Each table resizes seamlessly, so if you’d rather just use the table on your screen, it will appear nice and clean.

Need a periodic table that has the names? We’ve got you covered!

Elements Named After People

Did You Know: Seaborgium was the first element named for a person while he was still alive. The name einsteinium had been proposed while Einstein was still alive, but not approved until after his death.

Did You Know: Seaborgium was the first element named for a person while he was still alive. The name einsteinium had been proposed while Einstein was still alive, but not approved until after his death.

As of 2016, there are 17 elements named after people (element eponyms), although only 16 of the names are formally accepted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Fun Fact: No one has ever named an element after himself!

List of Elements Named After People

Here’s a list of element eponyms in alphabetical order. Keep an eye out for the names of newly discovered elements 113, 115, and 117, since there’s a good chance at least one of them will be named for a famous scientist.

Bohrium (Bh, 107) – Niels Bohr

Copernicium (Cn, 112) – Nicolaus Copernicus

Curium (Cm, 96) – Pierre and Marie Curie

Einsteinium (Es, 99) – Albert Einstein

Fermium (Fm, 100) – Enrico Fermi

Flerovium (Fl, 114) – Georgy Flerov

Gallium (Ga, 31) – both named after Gallia (Latin for France) and its discoverer, Lecoq de Boisbaudran (le coq, the French word for ‘rooster’ translates to gallus in Latin)

Gadolinium (Gd, 64) – Johan Gadolin

Hahnium (105) – Otto Hahn (Dubnium, named for Dubna in Russia, is the IUPAC-accepted name for element 105)

Lawrencium (Lr, 103) – Ernest Lawrence

Meitnerium (Mt, 109) – Lise Meitner

Mendelevium (Md, 101) – Dmitri Mendeleev

Nobelium (No, 102) – Alfred Nobel

Roentgenium (Rg, 111) – Wilhelm Roentgen (formerly Ununumium)

Rutherfordium (Rf, 104) – Ernest Rutherford

Samarium (Sm, 62) – The first element named in honor of a person. Samarium is named for its ore, samarskite, which in turn is named for V.E. Samarsky-Bukjovets, the Russian engineer who allowed researchers access to him mineral samples.

Seaborgium (Sg, 106) – Glenn T. Seaborg

*Livermorium is another element which traces its origins back to a person’s name. Livermorium is named to honor the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, in Livermore, California, which is in turn named after a rancher, who had the last name of (you guess it) Livermore!

Element Crossword Puzzle – Countries of the World

This element crossword puzzle is full of names of different countries from around the world. To figure out which countries have been included, you will need to know the element symbols of the elements listed in the clues.

Element Crossword Puzzle - Countries of the WorldEach clue is a list of elements. Piece together their element symbols and spell out the name of the country. Download and print the PDF of this puzzle.

If you don’t remember the symbols for a particular element, an alphabetical list of elements with symbols can be found on our List of Element Symbols page.

If you get stuck, check out the solution here or download a PDF of the solved puzzle.

Element Crossword Puzzle – List of Answers

Across

3. P H I Li P P In Es
4. I Ce La Nd
8. Ar Ge N Ti Na
9. F Ra N Ce
11. Si N Ga Po Re
15. Ba H Ra In
16. Ba H Am As
17. Ne Th Er La Nd S
18. Ne P Al
19. Po La Nd
20. Ho Nd U Ra S

Down

1. U Ni Te Ds Ta Te S O F Am Er I Ca
2. S Pa I N
5. Mo Na Co
6. U K Ra I Ne
10. C H I Na
12. Pa K I S Ta N
13. I Re La Nd
14. F In La Nd

For more fun, check out our list of other words made from element symbols. See if you can add your own.

Periodic Table with Names of Elements

Do you need a periodic table with names of elements? These tables include the element names, symbols, atomic numbers, and atomic weights. If you’re after a simple alphabetical list of elements, you can download a PDF to save and print for reference.

Black and White Periodic Table with Element Names

Here’s a good all-purpose periodic table that lists element names, atomic numbers, and element groups. The atomic masses are given using the latest IUPAC data and the most significant figures available at this time.

Black and White Periodic Table of Elements

Black and White Periodic Table of Elements

Color Periodic Table with Names of Elements

This is a pale color periodic table that includes the names of elements. The colors are light enough that you can read the names clearly.

Color Periodic Table with Names of Elements

Color Periodic Table with Names of Elements

Cool Periodic Table with Names

Here is a spiffy-looking table with a space-themed background. It’s functional as well as cool, with element names and all the other factual information you need from a periodic table of elements.

Space Periodic Table

Cool Periodic Table

Glass Tiles Periodic Table with Names of Elements

The element tiles on this table are meant to look like pieces of glass. This table has a black background, but one with a transparent or white background is also available.

Glass Tiles Periodic Table

Glass Tiles Periodic Table

Original Periodic Table with Names

Here’s the original table posted both here and at About.com Chemistry, featuring element names.

Periodic Table Wallpaper

Periodic Table Wallpaper

 

You may also like the selection of printable periodic tables and periodic table wallpapers or learning how elements are named.

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.