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Chemical Elements – Alkuaineet

Many of the names of the chemical elements are the same in Finnish and English, but there are a few that have their own name, or a slight alternation on the English name. Check them out now!

Finnish English
vety hydrogen
helium helium
litium lithium
beryllium beryllium
boori boron
hiili carbon
typpi nitrogen
happi oxygen
fluori fluorine
neon neon
natrium sodium
magnesium magnesium
alumiini aluminium
pii silicon
fosfori phosphorus
rikki sulfur
kloori chlorine
argon argon
kalium potassium
kalsium calcium
skandium scandium
titaani tatanium
vanadiini vanadium
kromi chromium
mangaani manganese
rauta iron
koboltti cobalt
nikkeli nickel
kupari copper
sinkki zinc
gallium gallium
germanium germanium
arseeni arsenic
seleeni selenium
bromi bromine
krypton krypton
rubidium rubidium
strontium strontium
yttrium yttrium
Finnish English
zirkonium zirconium
niobium niobium
molybdeeni molybdenum
teknetium technetium
rutenium ruthernium
rodium rhodium
palladium palladium
hopea silver
kadmium cadmium
indium indium
tina tin
antimoni antimony
telluuri tellurium
jodi iodine
ksenon xenon
cesium caesium
barium barium
lantaani lanthanum
cerium cerium
praseodyymi praseodymium
neodyymi neodymium
prometium promethium
samarium samarium
europium europium
gadolinium gadolinium
terbium terbium
dysprosium dysprosium
holmium holmium
erbium erbium
tulium thulium
ytterbium ytterbium
lutetium lutetium
hafnium hafnium
tantaali tantalum
volframi tungsten
renium rhenium
osmium osmium
iridium iridium
platina platinum
kulta gold
Finnish English
elohopea mercury
tallium thallium
lyijy lead
vismutti bismuth
polonium polonium
astatiini astatine
radon radon
frankium francium
radium radium
aktinium actinium
torium thorium
protaktinium protactinium
uraani uranium
neptunium neptunium
plutonium plutonium
amerikium americium
curium curium
berkelium berkelium
kalifornium californium
einsteinium einsteinium
fermium fermium
mendelevium mendelevium
nobelium nobelium
lawrencium lawrencium
rutherfordium rutherfordium
dubnium dubnium
seaborgium seaborgium
bohrium bohrium
hassium hassium
meitnerium meitnerium
darmstadtium darmstadtium
röntgenium roentgenium
kopernikium copernicium
nihonium nihonium
flerovium flerovium
moskovium moscovium
livermorium livermorium
tennessiini tennessine
organesson organesson

Now that you’ve had a look at the chemical elements, check out this other article on chemistry vocabulary as well!

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