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Ever wonder what all those names on the periodic table actually mean?
There's a whole lot of fascinating history on Mendeleev's table. Some carry names from antiquity, some are named for people, some are named for places, and some are named for mythical beings. Discover the etymology of the elements!
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Special thanks to the following for help researching this episode:
Sister Mary Virginia Orna, teacher and historian of chemistry Mark Benvenuto, chemist at University of Detroit - Mercy Steven Maguire, chemist at University of Ottawa
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Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer Katie Graham - Director of Photography Andrew Matthews - Editor and motion graphics John Knudsen - Gaffer Isaac Hammons - Sound