Physics and Chemistry

Chemical Elements

What are some chemical elements whose symbols are not derived from their English names?

Modern Name Symbol Older Name
antimony Sb stibium
copper Cu cuprum
gold Au aurum
iron Fe ferrum
lead Pb plumbum
mercury Hg hydrargyrum
potassium K kalium
silver Ag argentum
sodium Na natrium
tin Sn stannum
tungsten W wolfram


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