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The periodic table of elements

Student A


Pair-Work Activity

Ask your partner (student B) appropriate questions so as to fill in the table.

(missing information goes from N° 1 to N° 53)


DATE

At. #

SYMBOL

ELEMENT

DISCOVERER

NATIONALITY

1766

1

H

Hydrogen

Cavendish

British

1868

2

--

Helium

Janssen
--------

------
British

1817

3

Li

Lithium

Arfvedson

Swedish

1828

4

Be

Beryllium

Wöhler
Bussy

German
French

1808

5

B

Boron

Davy
Gay-Lussac
Thenard

British
French
French

Ancient

6

C

Carbon

1772

7

N

-----------

Rutherford

British

1774

8

O

Oxygen

Priestley
Scheele

British
Swedish

1886

9

F

Fluorine

------------

French

1898

10

Ne

Neon

Ramsay
Travers

British
British

----------

11

Na

Sodium

Davy

British

1808

12

Mg

Magnesium

Davy

British

1827

13

Al

Aluminum

Wöhler

--------------------

1824

14

Si

Silicon

Berzelium

Swedish

1669

15

P

Phosphorus

Brandt

German

Ancient

16

S

Sulphur

1774

17

Cl

Chlorine

Scheele

Swedish

1894

18

Ar

Argon

Raleigh
Ramsay

British
British

1807

19

K

Potassium

Davy

British

1808

20

Na

-----------

Davy

British

---------

21

Sc

Scandium

Nilson

Swedish

1791

22

Ti

Titanium

Gregor

British

1801

23

V

Vanadium

del Rio

Spanish

1797

24

--

Chromium

Vauquelin

French

1774

25

Mn

Manganese

Gahn

--------------

Ancient

26

Fe

Iron

1735

27

Co

Cobalt

Brandt

German

1751

28

Ni

Nickel

Cronstodt

Swedish

Ancient

29

Cu

--------

1746

30

Zn

Zinc

Margraf

German

1875

31

Ga

Gallium

de Boisbeaudran

French

1886

32

Ge

Germanium

Winkler

German

1250

33

As

Arsenic

Magnus

German

------

34

Se

Selenium

Berzelius

Swedish

1826

35

Br

Bromine

Balard

French

1898

36

Kr

Krypton

Ramsay
Travers

British
British

1861

37

Rb

Rubidium

Bunsen
Kirchhoff

German
German

1808

38

Sr

Strontium

--------------

British

1843

39

Y

Yttrium

Mosander

Swedish

1789

40

Zr

Zirconium

Klaproth

German

1801

41

Nb

Niobium

Hatchett

British

1778

42

Mo

---------------

Scheele

Swedish

1937

43

Tc

Technetium

Perrier
Segre

Italian
Italian

1844

44

Ru

Ruthenium

Klaus

Russian

1804

45

Rh

Rhodium

Wollaston

British

1803

46

Pd

Palladium

Wollaston

British

Ancient

47

Ag

Silver

1817

48

Cd

Cadmium

Stromeyer

German

1863

49

In

Indium

Richter
Reich

German
German

Ancient

50

Sn

Tin

Ancient

51

Sb

Antimony

1782

52

Te

Tellurium

Müller

Austrian

1811

53

I

------

Courtois

French

1898

54

Xe

Xenon

Ramsay
Travers

British
British

1860

55

Cs

Cæsium

Bunsen
Kirchhoff

German
German

1808

56

Ba

Barium

Davy

British

1839

57

La

Lanthanum

Mosander

Swedish

1803

58

Ce

Cerium

Berzelius
Hissinger
Klaproth

Swedish
Swedish
German

1885

59

Pr

Præsodymium

vonWelsbach

Austrian

1885

60

Nd

Neodymium

vonWelsbach

Austrian

1945

61

Pm

Promethium

Marinsky
Glendennin
Coryell

American
American
American

1879

62

Sm

Samarium

deBoisbaudran

French

1896

63

Eu

Europium

Demarcay

French

1880

64

Gd

Gadolinum

Marignac

French

1843

65

Tb

Terbium

Mosander

Swedish

1886

66

Dy

Dysprosium

deBoisbaudran

French

1879

67

Ho

Holmium

Cleve

Swedish

1843

68

Er

Erbium

Mosander

Swedish

1879

69

Tm

Thulium

Cleve

Swedish

1907

70

Yb

Ytterbium

Urbain

French

1907

71

Lu

Lutetium

Urbain
vonWelshbach

French
Austrian

1923

72

Hf

Hafnium

Coster
vonHevest

Dutch
Hungarian

1802

73

Ta

Tantalum

Ekeberg

Swedish

1783

74

W

Tungsten

deElluyar

Spanish

1925

75

Re

Rhenium

Noddack
Tacke

German
German

1803

76

Os

Osmium

Tennant

British

1803

77

Ir

Iridium

Tennant

British

1735

78

Pt

Platinum

deUllos

Spanish

Ancient

79

Au

Gold

Ancient

80

Hg

Mercury

1861

81

Tl

Thallium

Crookes

British

Ancient

82

Pb

Lead

1753

83

Bi

Bismuth

Geoffroy

French

1898

84

Po

Polonium

M. Curie

Polish

1940

85

At

Astatine

Corson
MacKenzie
Segre

American
American
American

1900

86

Rn

Radon

Dorn

German

1939

87

Fr

Francium

Perey

French

1898

88

Ra

Radium

M. Curie
P. Curie

Polish
French

1899

89

Ac

Actinium

Debierne

French

1828

90

Th

Thorium

Berzelius

Swedish

1917

91

Pa

Protactinium

Hahn
Meitner

German
Austrian

1789

92

U

Uranium

Klaproth

German

1940

93

Np

Neptunium

McMillan
Abelson

American
American

1940

94

Pu

Plutonium

Seaborg
McMillan
Kennedy
Wahl

American
American
American
American

1944

95

Am

Americium

Ghiorso
James
Seaborg
Thompson

American
American
American
American

1944

96

Cm

Curium

Seaborg
James
Ghiorso

American
American
American

1950

97

Bk

Berkelium

Seaborg
Thompson
Ghiorso

American
American
American

1950

98

Cf

Californium

Seaborg
Thompson
Ghiorso
Street Jr.

American
American
American
American

1952

99

Es

Einsteinium

Ghiorso

American

1953

100

Fm

Fermium

Ghiorso

American

1955

101

Md

Mendelevium

Ghiorso
Choppin
Seaborg
Harvey
Thompson

American
American
American
American
American

1958

102

No

Nobelium

Ghiorso
Sikkeland
Walton
Seaborg

American
American
American
American

1961

103

Lr

Lawrencium

Ghiorso
Sikkeland
Larsh
Latimer

American
American
American
American

1964

104

Ku

Kurchatorium

Flerov

Russian

1970

105

Ha

Hahnium

Ghiorso

American

adapted from http://www.vella-zarb.com/thomas/elements.html, with Thomas' permission