In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The halogens are a group of chemical elements that includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
- A hydrogen bond is a dipole dipole interaction that occurs between any molecule with a bond between a hydrogen atom and any of oxygen / fluorine / nitrogen.
- The elements hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine consist of diatomic molecules.
- Potassium also reacts readily with all acids and with many nonmetals, such as sulfur, fluorine, chlorine, phosphorus, and nitrogen.
- As its position in the periodic table would suggest, it is less active than the three halogens above - fluorine, chlorine, and bromine.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.