CLAS225 Scientific Terminology
Monmouth College


Using Taber's / Explaining the Metric System / Math Terms /

Prefixes / Suffixes

Geological Time Scale / List of Geological Events / Geological Words /

Greek Mythology and the Periodic Table of Elements  / Medical Eponynms

Chemical Suffixes / Chemical Elements / CORPUS HUMANUM

Tom Lehrer Singing "The Elements" (Requires RealAudio)
ALEX CHADWICK of NPR TALKS WITH DR. TED BECKER -- about the complicated process of naming newly created chemical elements. Dr. Becker is the Secretary-General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the body that decides disputes between laboratories each proposing their own chemical names. (5:00) (Requires RealAudio)

Some useful material can also be found among the handouts for CLAS224 Word Elements.

This  material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at

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