Sunday, November 30, 2014

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements:Why?

Every one reading this post must have know about the periodic table.

The chemical elements are organised in increasing atomic number in the periodic table.

One thing I found strange was that the letter J is not present anywhere in the periodic table.

 Not only that it is not used as an atomic symbol it is not part of any element name.

The letter q has at least one mention in the temporary name of element 114 , Ununquadium.

. I was looking for the reasons why J isn't there :

In English language J is the fourth less frequently used letter (after Z X and Q).

And the letter J was not used in Latin.And in many other languages J is not used (see this).

This might probably be the reason why J is absent from the table.

You can share your reasons on the comment box.

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