It's Okay to Be Smart

How The Elements Got Their Names

Season 2 Episode 6 | 3m 31s

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!

Aired: 04/24/16

Rating: NR


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