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1. The discoverer of gallium (Ga) gave that element the name of his own 'home-area'. Which one was that?
2. Bromine got its name from the Greek word bromos. What does it mean?
3. Nickel got its name after a German word for a mischievous demon who was supposed to have created a "false copper ore". Which of these was also named after a German word for a gnome or evil spirit of the mines?
4. Chromium (Cr) literally means 'coloured element'. The name of rubidium (Rb), which was discovered by the inventor of the Bunsen burner, Robert W. Bunsen, also refers to colour. What colour?
5. Chemistry is a much more colourful subject than people might think. Chlorine is also related to a colour word. What colour?
6. Names based on countries or continents are frequent, such as europium or polonium. Mythological names also pop up in chemical terms. What is the name "ammonia" derived from?
7. Which of these elements got its name from the Greek for 'hidden'?
8. Lithium is related to Greek lithos , and means which of these?
9. A chemical element whose name refers to 'heaviness' was discovered in 1781 by Karl W. Scheele. He gave it a Scandinavian name and called the newly found element 'heavy stone'. What is the name of this element?
10. This chemical element is indicated with the letter K, from Latin kalium, but is usually referred to by which nine-letter long name?
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