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Elements named after places

Guess the names of the elements named after places
  • Only real places, mythological places don't count.
  • Extraterrestrial places (e.g. planets, asteroids) have their own quiz.
  • As of May 31, 2012 the IUPAC has officially approved the names for the elements 114 and 116
  • Quiz by bogomir (subscribe) - Sep 1, 2014
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Named after a continent which is commonly called the 'new world'
City in California with a famous University
State and homonymous university in the USA
Named after the island of Cyprus
German city, whose name literally means 'intestine city'
Town in Russia with the status of naukograd (town of science)
Named after a village on the Swedish island of Resarö near Stockholm (1)
Named after a continent which is commonly called the 'old world'
Largest country in western Europe, famous for its wine and food
Latin name of the previous mentioned country
Most populous country in the Europe, famous for its beer and leatherpants
Latin name of Copenhagen
Latin name of the German state of Hesse
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Latin name of Stockholm
Named after a research institute in California
Latin name of Paris
Named after a district in Thessalya, Greece
Named after the country in which Marie Curie was born
Latin name of a long and important river in western Europe
Latin name of the largest country in the world
Latin name of a peninsula in nothern Europe
Named after a small village in the Scottish highlands
Named after a village on the Swedish island of Resarö near Stockholm (2)
Named after a village on the Swedish island of Resarö near Stockholm (3)
Named after a village on the Swedish island of Resarö near Stockholm (4)
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GregorSamsa
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I thought Copper was named after the old gtrrk word for Cyprus.
Jun 13, 2013
Lol, looks like I really forgot that one. I'll update the quiz asap. Thanks for pointing that out.
Jun 14, 2013
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Really cool quiz, although I didn't do very well. Learned from it! But I would argue that Poland (Polonium) was a *communist* country, but not "Soviet." From the clue, I was thinking...Latvia? Lithuania? Georgia? I.e., former Soviet republics.
Jul 29, 2013
Hmm, that's a legitimate complain indeed. I think I'll change the clue for Polonium to make this one unambiguous. Thanks for the suggestion and I'm happy you enjoyed the quiz.
Jul 30, 2013
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Doesn't Manganese also come from the same root as magnesium (and also magnet)? So wouldn't it also be named after a district in Thessalya, Greece?
Nov 27, 2013
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How about Strontian/Strontium?
Aug 31, 2014
Everyone makes mistakes, it should be fixed by now.
Sep 2, 2014
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