How the elements were named

IB Chemistry: How the elements were named

This page is really a book review but it is very relevant to teaching the Nature of Science with particular reference to chemistry. The book, Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf written by Peter Wothers provides concrete evidence as to how many NOS problems have arisen and been addressed in the past and also gives good background information on how theories develop and are later discarded as the prevailing paradigms...


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