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Transition Metals

Name: Iron
Symbol: Fe
Atomic Weight: 55.847
Atomic Number: 26
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin:Anglo-Saxon: iron; symbol from Latin: ferrum (iron).
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Symbol: Fe Iron
Atomic Number: 26
Atomic Weight: 55.847
Name: Tantalum
Symbol: Ta
Atomic Weight: 180.9479
Atomic Number: 73
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Anders Ekeberg
Discovery Date: 1802 (Sweden)
Name Origin:King Tantalus of Greek mythology, father of Niobe.
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Symbol: Ta Tantalum
Atomic Number: 73
Atomic Weight: 180.9479
Name: Copernicium
Symbol: Cn
Atomic Weight: [277]
Atomic Number: 112
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1996 (Germany)
Name Origin:Named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus
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Symbol: Cn Copernicium
Atomic Number: 112
Atomic Weight: [277]
Name: Cobalt
Symbol: Co
Atomic Weight: 58.9332
Atomic Number: 27
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: George Brandt
Discovery Date: 1739 (Sweden)
Name Origin:German: kobold (goblin).
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Symbol: Co Cobalt
Atomic Number: 27
Atomic Weight: 58.9332
Name: Tungsten
Symbol: W
Atomic Weight: 183.84
Atomic Number: 74
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Juan Jose, Fausto Elhuyar
Discovery Date: 1783 (Spain)
Name Origin:Swedish: tung sten (heavy stone): symbol from its German name wolfram.
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Symbol: W Tungsten
Atomic Number: 74
Atomic Weight: 183.84
Name: Nickel
Symbol: Ni
Atomic Weight: 58.6934
Atomic Number: 28
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Axel Cronstedt
Discovery Date: 1751 (Sweden)
Name Origin:German: kupfernickel (devil's copper).
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Symbol: Ni Nickel
Atomic Number: 28
Atomic Weight: 58.6934
Name: Rhenium
Symbol: Re
Atomic Weight: 186.207
Atomic Number: 75
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, Otto Berg
Discovery Date: 1925 (Germany)
Name Origin:Latin: Rhenus, the Rhine River.
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Symbol: Re Rhenium
Atomic Number: 75
Atomic Weight: 186.207
Name: Copper
Symbol: Cu
Atomic Weight: 63.546
Atomic Number: 29
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin:Symbol from Latin: cuprum (island of Cyprus famed for its copper mines).
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Symbol: Cu Copper
Atomic Number: 29
Atomic Weight: 63.546
Name: Osmium
Symbol: Os
Atomic Weight: 190.23
Atomic Number: 76
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Smithson Tenant
Discovery Date: 1804 (England)
Name Origin:Greek: osme (odor).
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Symbol: Os Osmium
Atomic Number: 76
Atomic Weight: 190.23
Name: Zinc
Symbol: Zn
Atomic Weight: 65.39
Atomic Number: 30
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Germany)
Name Origin:German: zink (German for tin).
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Symbol: Zn Zinc
Atomic Number: 30
Atomic Weight: 65.39
Name: Iridium
Symbol: Ir
Atomic Weight: 192.22
Atomic Number: 77
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: S.Tenant, A.F.Fourcory, L.N.Vauquelin, H.V.Collet-Descoltils
Discovery Date: 1804 (England/France)
Name Origin:Latin: iris (rainbow).
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Symbol: Ir Iridium
Atomic Number: 77
Atomic Weight: 192.22
Name: Yttrium
Symbol: Y
Atomic Weight: 88.90585
Atomic Number: 39
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Johann Gadolin
Discovery Date: 1789 (Finland)
Name Origin:The Swedish village, Ytterby, where one of its minerals was first found.
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Symbol: Y Yttrium
Atomic Number: 39
Atomic Weight: 88.90585
Name: Platinum
Symbol: Pt
Atomic Weight: 195.08
Atomic Number: 78
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Julius Scaliger
Discovery Date: 1735 (Italy)
Name Origin:Spanish: platina (little silver).
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Symbol: Pt Platinum
Atomic Number: 78
Atomic Weight: 195.08
Name: Zirconium
Symbol: Zr
Atomic Weight: 91.224
Atomic Number: 40
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Martin Klaproth
Discovery Date: 1789 (Germany)
Name Origin:The mineral, zircon.
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Symbol: Zr Zirconium
Atomic Number: 40
Atomic Weight: 91.224
Name: Gold
Symbol: Au
Atomic Weight: 196.96654
Atomic Number: 79
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin:Anglo-Saxon: geolo (yellow), symbol from Latin: aurum (shining dawn).
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Symbol: Au Gold
Atomic Number: 79
Atomic Weight: 196.96654
Name: Niobium
Symbol: Nb
Atomic Weight: 92.90638
Atomic Number: 41
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Charles Hatchet
Discovery Date: 1801 (England)
Name Origin:Niobe; daughter of the mythical Greek king Tantalus.
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Symbol: Nb Niobium
Atomic Number: 41
Atomic Weight: 92.90638
Name: Mercury
Symbol: Hg
Atomic Weight: 200.59
Atomic Number: 80
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin:The Roman god Mercury; symbol from Latin: hydrargyrus (liquid silver).
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Symbol: Hg Mercury
Atomic Number: 80
Atomic Weight: 200.59
Name: Molybdenum
Symbol: Mo
Atomic Weight: 95.94
Atomic Number: 42
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Discovery Date: 1778 (Sweden)
Name Origin:Greek: molybdos (lead).
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Symbol: Mo Molybdenum
Atomic Number: 42
Atomic Weight: 95.94
Name: Rutherfordium
Symbol: Rf
Atomic Weight: [261]
Atomic Number: 104
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: A. Ghiorso, et al
Discovery Date: 1969 (United States)
Name Origin:Named in honor of Ernest Rutherford
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Symbol: Rf Rutherfordium
Atomic Number: 104
Atomic Weight: [261]
Name: Technetium
Symbol: Tc
Atomic Weight: 97.9072
Atomic Number: 43
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Carlo Perrier, Emilio Segre
Discovery Date: 1937 (Italy)
Name Origin:Greek: technetos (artificial).
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Symbol: Tc Technetium
Atomic Number: 43
Atomic Weight: 97.9072
Name: Dubnium
Symbol: Db
Atomic Weight: [262]
Atomic Number: 105
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: G.N. Flerov (Dubna/USSR), A. Ghiorso, et al (Berkeley)
Discovery Date: 1967 (USSR), 1970 (United States)
Name Origin:Joint Institue for Nuclear Research at Dubna
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Symbol: Db Dubnium
Atomic Number: 105
Atomic Weight: [262]
Name: Ruthenium
Symbol: Ru
Atomic Weight: 101.07
Atomic Number: 44
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Karl Klaus
Discovery Date: 1844 (Russia)
Name Origin:Latin: Ruthenia (Russia).
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Symbol: Ru Ruthenium
Atomic Number: 44
Atomic Weight: 101.07
Name: Seaborgium
Symbol: Sg
Atomic Weight: [266]
Atomic Number: 106
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Soviet Nuclear Research/ U. of Cal at Berkeley
Discovery Date: 1974 (USSR/United States)
Name Origin:Named in honor of Glenn Seaborg, American physical chemist known for research on transuranium elements.
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Symbol: Sg Seaborgium
Atomic Number: 106
Atomic Weight: [266]
Name: Scandium
Symbol: Sc
Atomic Weight: 44.95591
Atomic Number: 21
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Lars Nilson
Discovery Date: 1879 (Sweden)
Name Origin:Latin: Scandia, Scandinavia.
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Symbol: Sc Scandium
Atomic Number: 21
Atomic Weight: 44.95591
Name: Rhodium
Symbol: Rh
Atomic Weight: 102.9055
Atomic Number: 45
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: William Wollaston
Discovery Date: 1803 (England)
Name Origin:Greek: rhodon (rose). Its salts give a rosy solution.
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Symbol: Rh Rhodium
Atomic Number: 45
Atomic Weight: 102.9055
Name: Bohrium
Symbol: Bh
Atomic Weight: [264]
Atomic Number: 107
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1976 (Germany)
Name Origin:Named in honor of Niels Bohr
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Symbol: Bh Bohrium
Atomic Number: 107
Atomic Weight: [264]
Name: Titanium
Symbol: Ti
Atomic Weight: 47.88
Atomic Number: 22
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: William Gregor
Discovery Date: 1791 (England)
Name Origin:Greek: titanos (Titans).
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Symbol: Ti Titanium
Atomic Number: 22
Atomic Weight: 47.88
Name: Palladium
Symbol: Pd
Atomic Weight: 106.42
Atomic Number: 46
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: William Wollaston
Discovery Date: 1803 (England)
Name Origin:Named after the asteroid, Pallas, discovered in 1803.
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Symbol: Pd Palladium
Atomic Number: 46
Atomic Weight: 106.42
Name: Hassium
Symbol: Hs
Atomic Weight: [269]
Atomic Number: 108
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1984 (Germany)
Name Origin:German state of Hesse (hass in Latin), where the scientists working at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research at Darmstadt first produced this element.
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Symbol: Hs Hassium
Atomic Number: 108
Atomic Weight: [269]
Name: Vanadium
Symbol: V
Atomic Weight: 50.9415
Atomic Number: 23
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Nils Gabriel Sefstrom
Discovery Date: 1830 (Sweden)
Name Origin:The scandinavian goddess, Vanadis.
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Symbol: V Vanadium
Atomic Number: 23
Atomic Weight: 50.9415
Name: Silver
Symbol: Ag
Atomic Weight: 107.8682
Atomic Number: 47
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin:Anglo-Saxon: siolful, (silver), symbol from Latin: argentium.
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Symbol: Ag Silver
Atomic Number: 47
Atomic Weight: 107.8682
Name: Meitnerium
Symbol: Mt
Atomic Weight: [268]
Atomic Number: 109
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1982 (Germany)
Name Origin:Named in honor of Lise Meitner
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Symbol: Mt Meitnerium
Atomic Number: 109
Atomic Weight: [268]
Name: Chromium
Symbol: Cr
Atomic Weight: 51.9961
Atomic Number: 24
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Louis Vauquelin
Discovery Date: 1797 (France)
Name Origin:Greek: chroma (color).
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Symbol: Cr Chromium
Atomic Number: 24
Atomic Weight: 51.9961
Name: Cadmium
Symbol: Cd
Atomic Weight: 112.411
Atomic Number: 48
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Fredrich Stromeyer
Discovery Date: 1817 (Germany)
Name Origin:Greek: kadmeia (ancient name for calamine (zinc oxide)).
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Symbol: Cd Cadmium
Atomic Number: 48
Atomic Weight: 112.411
Name: Darmstadtium
Symbol: Ds
Atomic Weight: [269]
Atomic Number: 110
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1994 (Germany)
Name Origin:Darmstadt (place of first discovery)
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Symbol: Ds Darmstadtium
Atomic Number: 110
Atomic Weight: [269]
Name: Manganese
Symbol: Mn
Atomic Weight: 54.93805
Atomic Number: 25
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Johann Gahn
Discovery Date: 1774 (Sweden)
Name Origin:Latin: magnes (magnet), Italian: manganese.
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Symbol: Mn Manganese
Atomic Number: 25
Atomic Weight: 54.93805
Name: Hafnium
Symbol: Hf
Atomic Weight: 178.49
Atomic Number: 72
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Dirk Coster, Georg von Hevesy
Discovery Date: 1923 (Denmark)
Name Origin:Hafnia, the Latin name of Copenhagen.
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Symbol: Hf Hafnium
Atomic Number: 72
Atomic Weight: 178.49
Name: Roentgenium
Symbol: Rg
Atomic Weight: [272]
Atomic Number: 111
Element Classification: Transition Metals
Discovered By: Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
Discovery Date: 1994 (Germany)
Name Origin:Named in honor of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, discoverer X-rays
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Symbol: Rg Roentgenium
Atomic Number: 111
Atomic Weight: [272]