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Non-Metals


KEY ELEMENT CLASSIFICATION
Chemical Element Symbol Key
1
1
1.00794
Name: Hydrogen
Symbol: H
Atomic Weight: 1.00794
Atomic Number: 1
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Henry Cavendish
Discovery Date: 1766 (England)
Name Origin: Greek: hydro (water) and genes (generate)
2
6
12.011
Name: Carbon
Symbol: C
Atomic Weight: 12.011
Atomic Number: 6
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Known to the ancients
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin: Latin: carbo, (charcoal).
2
7
14.00674
Name: Nitrogen
Symbol: N
Atomic Weight: 14.00674
Atomic Number: 7
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Daniel Rutherford
Discovery Date: 1772 (Scotland)
Name Origin: Greek: nitron and genes, (soda forming).
2
8
15.9994
Name: Oxygen
Symbol: O
Atomic Weight: 15.9994
Atomic Number: 8
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Joseph Priestly, Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Discovery Date: 1774 (England/Sweden)
Name Origin: Greek: oxys and genes, (acid former).
3
15
30.973762
Name: Phosphorus
Symbol: P
Atomic Weight: 30.973762
Atomic Number: 15
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Hennig Brand
Discovery Date: 1669 (Germany)
Name Origin: Greek: phosphoros, (bringer of light).
3
16
32.066
Name: Sulfur
Symbol: S
Atomic Weight: 32.066
Atomic Number: 16
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Discovery Date: n/a (Unknown)
Name Origin: Latin: sulphur (brimstone).
4
34
78.96
Name: Selenium
Symbol: Se
Atomic Weight: 78.96
Atomic Number: 34
Element Classification: Non-Metal
Discovered By: Jons Jacob Berzelius
Discovery Date: 1818 (Sweden)
Name Origin: Greek: selene (moon).


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