Barium

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Barry
Barry

The name barium is derived from the Greek word barys, meaning "heavy", because of the density of its mieral baryte. It has only a few special technical applications. Barium is essential only for a particular species of green algae.

Europium

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Europa
Europa

This metal belongs to the rare earth elements as well as to the group of lanthanides. Named after the continent it can be found on Euro banknotes. Its fluorescent properties are used to make them forgery-proof.

Palladium

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Pallas
Pallas
The nobel metal palladium was named after the asteroid Pallas, which was discovered in the same time period as the element. The asteroid in return was named after Pallas Athena, an alternate name for the Greek goddess Athena. She is the goddess of wisdom, warfare and handicraft as well as name patron of the city of Athens.

Niobium

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Niobe
Niobe

Niobium was named after Niobe the daughter of Tantalos, who is namesake of tantalum – the element right below niobium in the periodic table. It is commonly used as an addition to stainless steel alloys.

Zirconium

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Zirco
Zirconium

The name zirconium is taken from the mineral zircon (ZrSiO4). The word is derived from the persischen wort zargun for „gold-like“. It is used for example in nuclear power plants as a casing for the fuel rods, or to produce bright sparks in flashbulbs and fireworks.

Bismuth

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Bis
Bis

Bismuth is the heaviest (almost) stable element –with only a very small radioactivity. It has the highest diamagnetic property, which means that it gets repelled by magnets.

There are several possible explanation for its name.

Bis the monster likes to hang out with Mang Gang. Together they take care of the „heavy work“.

Antimony

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Stibia
Stibia

Antimony was recognized in predynastic Egypt as an eye cosmetic (kohl), in modern times it was being used to harden lead for typing letters and more recently in semiconductor electronics. Alchemist called it „lupus metallorum“ – the wolf of metals. The abbreviation Sb is derived from the latin word Stibium.

Stibia is a cunning monster who likes to plot schemes and play others off against each other. Whoever gets bewitched by her charm, can fall for her easily.

Platinum

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Platinius
Platinius

Platinum is in constant competition with gold for the most noble and most precious metal. But it hasn't always been that way: When it was first discovered in South America, it was thought to be low-grade silver. Therefore the name, which means "tiny silver" in Spanish.

If Auro (gold) is the king, what could Platinius be – the pope? However, there is a permanent rivalry between the two of them about who might be the mightiest of them all.

Plutonium

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Pluto
Plutonium

Plutonium is extremely poisonous and highly radioactive. It’s main use is for nuclear enerergy and in atomic bombs. His name patron, dwarf planet Pluto named after the Greek god of the underworld, was chosen wisely.

Pluto is an evil fella. Together with his partner in crime Urano, he plots to take over the world.

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