Asked in Chemistry
Why do most elements end with ium?
because ium is a scientific word for element It is a Latin word suffix for nouns identifying their syntactic place in a sentence. Another Latin word suffix is us. One means subject and the other means object of sentence, but I can't remember which is which right now. ...
How many elements under atomic number 101 have names ending with ium?
39 from main table + all 14 lanthanides +all 14 actinides (but looking for elements<101 so, only 11) Hence, 64/100 elements with names ending in -ium. ...
Asked in Nuclear Physics
Is anything ending in 'ium' vital to nuclear physics?
Uranium is needed for nuclear power plants. Cesium, germanium, and radium are used in nuclear medicine. Strontium and plutonium are two more nuclear isotopes (elements). ...
Asked in Science, Periodic Table
How can you tell if and element is a metal or nonmetal?
Usually elements that are metals have names ending with the suffix -ium. Elements that are non-metals and noble gases usually have names ending with the suffix -on; with the exception of iron, which is a metal. Elements with names ending in the suffix -gen are also usually non-metals. ...
What does the medical terminology combining form -Ium mean?
"ium" is a suffix borrowed from the Latin language which is what most medical terminology is based upon. It is like saying the "body of" or the item of such as ilium which is like saying referring to the lieus. See link below of suffixes from Answers com. ...
Asked in Chemistry
What are the names of metals ending in um?
If you aren't counting the ones that end in -ium, as they technically also end in -um, you are left with Molybdenum, Tantalum, Lanthanum and Platinum. Depending on where you live, you will also have Aluminum, although in many countries it is known as Aluminium ...
Did the word aluminum come from the greek or latin?
Probably a Latin root. A = from Lumen, luminis = light, eye So, A-lumin-ium = from light (->shiny?). -ium is just a suffix added on because it is an Element. ...