Thursday, 3 June 2010

I say 'nobellium', you say 'nobeelium', let's call the whole thing off

What can you say about an element like nobelium, number 102 in the periodic table? Neither use nor ornament? Well, probably. But you can have great fun with the name. How did it get it? The story is tangled. How do you pronounce it? Even the Royal Society of Chemistry had an argument before choosing between nobellium and nobeelium.

Time to find out more in my latest addition to the Royal Society of Chemistry's series of podcasts Chemistry in its Element

 Take a listen, or select it from the list of my element podcasts below: 
       


                               
   
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