Can you identify the ‘Russian’ names in Mendeleev’s periodic table?
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The element with the atomic number 62 is samarium. Where does its name come from?


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HelpSamarskite is a mineral from which samarium was first isolated. Incidentally, samarskite was named after Russian mining engineer Vasily Samarsky-Bykhovets, so Samara did play a part after all, albeit an indirect one.