Originally, the discoverer of titanium, William Gregor, named this element menachanite. M.H. Kalproth, a chemist, is credited with changing this element's name to titanium. The name "titanium" is derived from the Titans,... More »

The element sodium gets its name from the Medieval Latin word sodanum and the English word soda, which translates to "headache remedy." The chemical symbol of sodium is derived from the Latin word for sodium carbonate, w... More »

Texas got its name from the Caddo and Hasinais Indian word "tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies." Prior to gaining its independence, Texas was a province of Mexico named Coahuila y Tejas. More »

The name for the element zinc comes from the German word "zink." According to the Royal Society of Chemists, this in turn may have come from the Persian word "sing," which means stone. Zinc is one of the most used metall... More »

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About.com cites that the element silver got its name from the Anglo-Saxon word seolfor or siolfur, both of which mean "silver." The Latin term argentum also means silver and is the origin for its chemical symbol, Ag. Arg... More »

A chemical symbol is an abbreviation of the name of a chemical element. The name is derived from the name of the element, which is usually in Latin. Chemical symbols are made up of one or two letters. More »

Most deposits of titanium minerals are found in Australia, Canada, United States, India, South Africa, Ukraine and Norway, according to Minerals Education Coalition. It is found in numerous minerals, particularly ilmenit... More »