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The mere list of chemical element name etymologies probably will not satisfy you. Reviewing the old elements up to #104, I recall «Discovery of the elements» by Mary Elvira Weeks/Henry W. Leicester published by the Journal of Chemical Education [sic!]. Pick up your library card on archive.org for a 1 h screening borrow here (7th edition, 1967). While each ...


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You wrotet that the IUPAC definition of transition elements is "an element whose atom has a partially filled d sub-shell, or which can give rise to cations with an incomplete d sub-shell." So from the linguistic side since they used "or" to separate between the two conditions, so an element satisfying either one of the two conditions ...


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As a brief recap, when calling such reaction a "molecular equation", we are supposed to forget that the empirical formulas for ionic substances refer to formula units, not molecules. We treat all components as if they were molecules. The quirk with "molecular equation" lies within the willful ignorance striving for a simplification in ...


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