HOW CALIFORNIUM GOT THAT NAME?

HOW CALIFORNIUM GOT THAT NAME?

CALIFORNIUMIn chemistry  everyone can remember easily some elements like  Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen.  Scientists invented 118 elements, the  98th element was named as “Californium”. This was found by four scientists of California university. Which reflects the name of the state as well as university “California”.  So  the element was named as Californium.  Glenn Theodore Seaborg. (1912-1999) who was one of those four scientists won the Nobel prize in 1951 in chemistry.  In addition  the 106th element was named as Seaborgium in1994. This is the first time to assign a  name of a person who is alive.

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