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For all the basics about technetium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about technetium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Technetium comes from the Greek "technetos", which means artificial, because it was the first non-naturally occurring element to be synthesized.
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The element was named after the Greek word “teknetos” meaning artificial. What would be your favourite name to call a synthetic element?
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