Periodic Table Song

Periodic Table Song

The Elements (To be sung to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s A Modern Major General)

by Tom Lehrer

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.

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You can listen to Lehrer here (3700kb Quicktime Mov file).

Check out a fantastic animated version of The Elements here.

Read about the discoveries of elements 111 and 115, and our historical timeline showing the discovery of the elements.