Which Elements Are Named After People?
By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., About.com Guide
There are 13 elements named after people, although only 12 of the names are formally accepted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
- bohrium (Bh, 107) – Niels Bohr
- curium (Cm, 96) – Pierre and Marie Curie
- einsteinium (Es, 99) – Albert Einstein
- fermium (Fm, 100) – Enrico Ferm
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