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December 12, 2016 AT 10:10 am

Ukulele Song of the Periodic Table, Including 4 Newest Elements Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine, & Oganesson

Yes we are still discovering new elements!


 
Read more about the recent names of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118.

Recorded in one take while our nine-week old baby had a little nap in her crib… Thanks to her for keeping quiet, plus even more thanks to Tom Lehrer for writing the original song to Arthur Sullivan’s tune, and keeping the whole thing singable in under two minutes.

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, protactinium and indium and gallium,
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.

There’s yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
There’s 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.

Update!

We’ve got lawrencium, meitnerium, darmstadtium, seaborgium,
Roentgenium and dubnium, flerovium and bohrium,
Copernicium, livermorium and hassium, rutherfordium,
Oganesson and tenessine, moscovium, nihonium.

Those last four elements confirmed now by the chemistry consortium


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2 Comments

  1. You should give credit to the author of the original song in your article – Tom Lehrer.

  2. Updated – thanks Len!

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