Dear Students

By now you must be having some knowledge about the periodic table of elements. This is a fun exercise to do. Can you find elements in your name? Try to form words you use regularly, like your name, address using the periodic table of elements.

Here is an example: Dr. Ramars Amanchy is my name and I have been elementized as below.

So, I basically consist of Radium, Mythril (fictional element), Argon and Sulphur. See the basic properties of these elements.

Radium

: A brilliant white metal discovered in 1898 by Madam Curie.

Mithril

: A fictional silvery metal that is very light and easy to work.

Argon

: A common colorless, odorless inert Noble Gas.

Sulphur

: A pale yellow, odorless, brittle solid, which is insoluble in water.

While Sulphur is derived from a Sanskrit word “sulvere”, Mythril is a fictional element found in the famous writer J. R. R. Tolkien's books and it represents a silver like metal, but being stronger and lighter than steel which is mined by dwarves and present in his Middle-earth.

Chemistry can be lot of fun if you do your ground work. It is a lot of fun to try it. But with a little of curiosity you can also learn about the elements and their properties. You can try online at http://lmntology.com

Contributed by Dr. Ramars Amanchy, CSIR-IICT