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April 13, 2008

Eek Do Teen

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Cracked by: duriel , madhur , akhi , RajT , Sridhar C , udupendra , varuns88 , prasanth , Tathagata Chatterjee , yaksha(close, but not correct) , Rahul , teju , svgreatest , Ajay Parasuram(close, but not correct) and Ginkgo100.

Answer:

Quoting Madhur (I am sleep deprived, thats my excuse ;) )

1. Sculpture in honor of Mendeleev and the periodic table, located in Bratislava, Slovakia

2. Numerals in Sanskrit

Mendeleev chose Sanskrit names (now-superseded) for eight elements in the periodic table. His chosen names are given as follows for eight elements which he predicted but were not discovered in his days.

Eka-aluminium —– Gallium
Eka-boron —– Scandium
Eka-silicon —– Germanium
Eka-manganese —– Technetium
Tri-manganese —– Rhenium
Dvi-tellurium —– Polonium
Dvi-caesium —– Francium
Eka-tantalum —– Protactinium

It appears that Mendeleev was inspired by the two-dimensional arrangement of Sanskrit sounds, which he indirectly acknowledged in his naming scheme of chemical elements. Also, Eka which is the Sanskrit for one or first, is a prefix which was applied to the first undiscovered element in a group of the periodic system


16 Responses to “Eek Do Teen”

  1. duriel
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    Mendeleev sculpture in Bratislava
    Sanskrit numbers.

    connect: To give provisional names to his predicted elements, Mendeleev used the prefixes eka-, dvi-, and tri-, from the Sanskrit words for one, two, and three, depending upon whether the predicted element was one, two, or three places down from the known element in his table with similar chemical properties.


  2. sidsen
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    mendeleev?


  3. madhur
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    1. Sculpture in honor of Mendeleev and the periodic table, located in Bratislava, Slovakia

    2. Numerals in Sanskrit

    Mendeleev chose Sanskrit names (now-superseded) for eight elements in the periodic table. His chosen names are given as follows for eight elements which he predicted but were not discovered in his days.

    Eka-aluminium —– Gallium
    Eka-boron —– Scandium
    Eka-silicon —– Germanium
    Eka-manganese —– Technetium
    Tri-manganese —– Rhenium
    Dvi-tellurium —– Polonium
    Dvi-caesium —– Francium
    Eka-tantalum —– Protactinium

    It appears that Mendeleev was inspired by the two-dimensional arrangement of Sanskrit sounds, which he indirectly acknowledged in his naming scheme of chemical elements. Also, Eka which is the Sanskrit for one or first, is a prefix which was applied to the first undiscovered element in a group of the periodic system


  4. akhi
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    1- is a sculpture in honor of the periodic table by Mendeleev located in Slovakia.
    2- Sanskrit numbers

    link-> Mendeleev used Sanskrit names for eight elements in his periodic table.

    i.e ‘eka’-aluminum and ‘eka’-silicon for the now gallium and germanium respectively.

    he predicted the existence of these two elements with properties similar to aluminum and silicon as “eka” translates to “beyond” (as in beyond the existence..)


  5. RajT

    pic 1 is the periodic table monument in honor of Mendeleev. pic 2 is sanskrit numbers.

    The connect: Mendeleev named ths elements he predicted as eka-boron, eka-aluminium etc; where eka stood for sanskrit 1. He was also inspired by the sanskrit alphabet (i.e arranging the numbers in rows of 5 based on their pronunciation) to arrange the elements in the periodic table based on their properties in groups.

    Mendeleev also had a friend called Bothlingk who was a Sanskritist who influenced him to name the elements eka to honour Panini.

    BRILLIANT question.. Suuuper funda :)


  6. Sridhar C

    The connect is Mendeleev.
    The first pic is that of the way in which he arranged the known elements of his time

    The second pic shows the sanskrit prefixes he used to name the yet-to-be discovered elements


  7. udupendra
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    Mendeleev named ekasilicon, ekaboron etc following the Sanskrit numbering system


  8. varuns88
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    Mendeleev used the Sanskrit prefixes eka-,dvi-,and tri-, to name the missing elements, predicted to exist, by him.
    e.g. Ekaboron,Ekasilicon,Dvi-lanthanum


  9. prasanth
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    1) Dmitri Mendeleev
    2)sanskrit numbers

    connect: dmitri mendeleev used to predict elements by adding “Ekah” in front of elements.


  10. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    1) Statue of Mendeleev
    2) Sanskrit numerals
    As far I remember, Mendeleev predicted the discovery of other elements and left space for these new elements, namely eka-silicon (germanium), eka-aluminium (gallium), and eka-boron (scandium). He borrowed Eka, and also Dvau etc from sanskrit.Thus, there was no disturbance in the periodic table.
    The connection is : The Periodic Table and its development.
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  11. yaksha
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    1> periodic table monument at the Slovakian university
    and the Thatha in the middle is Mendeleev

    some elements like sulfur is derived from Sanskrit words like sulvere


  12. Rahul
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    “Mendeleev theorized that the gaps that lay in his table must correspond to undiscovered elements. For his predicted eight elements, he used the prefixes of eka, dvi, and tri (Sanskrit one, two, three) in their naming”


  13. teju
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    1. Sculpture in honor of Mendeleev and periodic table in slovakia.

    2. The original names used by Mendeleev for gallium and germanium are eka-aluminum and eka-silicon, where the eka, Sanskrit for one, has the sense of beyond.Mendeleev gave Sanskrit names to eight elements in his periodic table


  14. svgreatest

    Mendeleev’s used Sanskrit numeral prefixes to name the predicted elements (Eg: Ekasilicaon).


  15. Ajay Parasuram
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    “8 elements in the periodic table have been named using Sanskrit words”
    1.Elements around mendeleev’s face
    2.Number’s in sanskrit


  16. 1. Mendeleev, creator of the first periodic table of the elements.

    2. Numerals 0-9 in Devanagari script.

    Connection: Mendeleev named several elements hypothesized by the periodic table with the Sanskrit “eka” (one) which also means “beyond.” For example, “eka-silicon.”


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