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									Chemical Symbols of
 Common Elements
Element     Latin name
Copper      Cuprum
Gold        Aurum
Iron        Ferrum
Lead        Plumbum
Mercury     Hydrargyrum
Potassium   Kalium
Silver      Argentum
Sodium      Natrium
Tin         Stannum
                Mnemonics
• Mnemonics are ways to help you remember
• Used by A students and experts
• They are often rhymes or visual connections
• E.g. “Thirty days has September, April, June
  and November, all the rest have 31”
• Iron  strong  opposite is feeble  Fe
• It may seem like more to know, but it works
Best Mnemonics

Sodium (Na)
 Salt?  Bad for BP  (Na, don’t want it)
 North Atlantic salt water
Potassium (K)
 Potatoes covered in ketchup
 Koala (or kangaroo) eating bananas
Best Mnemonics

Iron (Fe)
  Ironing with Feet
  French for iron is Fer
  Iron = strong = giant = Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum
Copper (Cu)
  Cop drinking out of a cup
  A cup filled with pennies
Best Mnemonics
Silver (Ag)
  Almost gold
  Aging = grey hair = silver
Tin (Sn)
  “Tin is Sin”
Gold (Au)
 Always united (wedding ring)
 Gold = shiny = aura
 leaves changing gold colour = Autumn
Best Mnemonics

Mercury (Hg)
  thermometer = hug to stay warm
  Huge globe (Hg), Hot gas, High gravity
Lead (Pb)
  Peanut butter coming out of a pencil
  Pellets and buckshot
  Plumber uses lead pipes
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