The Elements

Animated Video of Tom Lehrer’s Elements Song

Lyrics

There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium

There’s yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium

There’s holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium
And lead, praseodymium, and platinum, plutonium
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium

There’s sulfur, californium, and fermium, berkelium
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc, and rhodium
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin, and sodium

These are the only ones of which
The news has come to Harvard
And there may be many others
But they haven’t been discovered.

Daniel Radcliffe Singing The Elements Song

Elements Discovered Since 1959

12 new element discoveries have been confirmed, and 4 unconfirmed, since Tom Lehrer wrote the Elements Song in 1959. These are the 16 new ones;

Lawrencium, Rutherfordium, Dubnium, Seaborgium, Bohrium, Meitnerium, Hassium, Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, Copernicium, Flerovium, Livermorium, Ununoctium, Ununtrium, Ununpentium, and Ununseptium.

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