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List of Periodic Elements who discovered each elements in Chronological order

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The Periodic Table of Elements is a chart created by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869 to help organize the elements that had been discovered at that time.

The oldest chemical element is Phosphorus and the newest element is Ununpentium(115) and Ununseptium(117) in 2006.

Below is a list of all of the known elements, who they were discovered by and the year they were discovered.

Element Name
Discovered By
Year
Antimony
Known since ancient times
?
Arsenic
Known since ancient times
?
Carbon
Known since ancient times
?
Copper
Known since ancient times
?
Gold
Known since ancient times
?
Iron
Known since ancient times
?
Lead
Known since ancient times
?
Mercury
Known since ancient times
?
Silver
Known since ancient times
?
Sulfur
Known since ancient times
?
Tin
Known since ancient times
?
Zinc
Known since ancient times
?

 

Phosphorus
Hennig Brand
1669
Platinum
Known to pre-Columbian Indians, Antonio de Ulloa
1735
Cobalt
Georg Brandt
1739
Nickel
Axel Fredrik Cronstedt
1751
Bismuth
Claude Geoffroy the Younger
1753
Hydrogen
Henry Cavendish
1766
Nitrogen
Daniel Rutherford
1772
Chlorine
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
1774
Manganese
Johan Gottlieb Gahn
1774
Oxygen
Joseph Priestley
1774
Molybdenum
Carl Welhelm Scheele
1778
Tellurium
Franz Joseph Müller von Reichenstein
1782
Tungsten
Juan José, Fausto Elhuyar
1783
Uranium
Martin Heinrich Klaproth
1789
Yttrium
Johan Gadolin
1789
Zirconium
Martin Heinrich Klaproth
1789
Strontium
Adair Crawford
1790
Titanium
The Reverend William Gregor
1791
Chromium
Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin
1797
Beryllium
Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin
1798
Niobium
Charles Hatchett
1801
Vanadium
Andrés Manuel del Rio
1801
Tantalum
Anders Gustaf Ekenberg
1802
Cerium
Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Wilhelm von Hisinger, Martin Heinrich Klaproth
1803
Iridium
Smithson Tennant
1803
Osmium
Smithson Tennant
1803
Palladium
William Hyde Wollaston
1803
Rhodium
William Hyde Wollaston
1803
Potassium
Sir Humphry Davy
1807
Sodium
Sir Humphry Davy
1807
Barium
Sir Humphry Davy
1808
Boron
Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, Sir Humphry Davy, Louis-Jaques Thénard
1808
Calcium
Sir Humphry Davy
1808
Magnesium
Sir Humphry Davy
1808
Cadmium
Friedrich Strohmeyer
1817
Lithium
Johann August Arfvedson
1817
Selenium
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
1817
Silicon
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
1824
Aluminum
Hans Christian Oersted
1825
Bromine
Antoine-Jérôme Balard
1826
Thorium
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
1828
Vanadium
Nils Gabriel Sefstrôm
1830
Lanthanum
Carl Gustaf Mosander
1839
Erbium
Carl Gustaf Mosander
1843
Terbium
Carl Gustaf Mosander
1843
Ruthenium
Karl Karlovich Klaus
1844
Samarium
Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac
1853
Cesium
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, Gustav Robert Kirchoff
1860
Rubidium
Robert Bunsen, Gustav Kirchhoff
1861
Thallium
Sir William Crookes
1861
Indium
Ferdinand Reich, Hieronymus Theodor Richter
1863
Helium
Pierre-Jules-César Janssen
1868
Gallium
Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran
1875
Ytterbium
Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac
1878
Holmium
Per Theodor Cleve
1879
Scandium
Lars Fredrik Nilson
1879
Thulium
Per Theodor Cleve
1879
Gadolinium
Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac
1880
Neodymium
Carl F. Auer von Welsbach
1885
Praseodymium
Carl F. Auer von Welsbach
1885
Dysprosium
Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran
1886
Fluorine
Ferdinand Frederic Henri Moissan
1886
Germanium
Clemens Winkler
1886
Argon
Sir William Ramsay, Lord Rayleigh
1894
Europium
Eugène-Antole Demarçay
1896
Krypton
Sir William Ramsay, Morris M. Travers
1898
Neon
Sir William Ramsay, Morris M. Travers
1898
Polonium
Marie Sklodowska Curie
1898
Radium
Marie Sklodowska Curie, Pierre Curie
1898
Xenon
Sir William Ramsay, Morris M. Travers
1898
Actinium
André-Louis Debierne
1899
Radon
Friedrich Ernst Dorn
1900
Lutetium
Georges Urbain
1907
Protactinium
Kasimir Fajans, O.H. Göhring
1913
Hafnium
Dirk Coster, Charles de Hevesy
1923
Rhenium
Ida Tacke-Noddack, Otto Carl Berg, Walter Noddack
1925
Technetium
Carlo Perrier, Emilio Segrè
1937
Francium
Marguerite Catherine Perey
1939
Astatine
Dale R. Carson, K.R. MacKenzie, Emilio Segrè
1940
Neptunium
Edwin M. McMillian, Philip H. Abelson
1940
Plutonium
Glenn T. Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, Edward M. McMillan, Arthur C. Wohl
1941
Americium
Glenn T. Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso, Ralph A. James, Leon O. Morgan
1944
Curium
Glenn T. Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso, RalRalph A. Jamesph A. James, Leon O. Morgan
1944
Promethium
Jacob A. Marinsky, Charles D. Coryell, Lawrence E. Glendenin
1944
Berkelium
Stanley G. Thompson, Glenn T. Seaborg, Jr. Kenneth Street,  Albert Ghiorso
1949
Californium
Stanley G. Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, Jr. Kenneth Street, Glenn T. Seaborg
1950
Einsteinium
Albert Ghiorso et. al.
1952
Fermium
Albert Ghiorso et. al.
1952
Mendelevium
Stanley G. Thompson, Glenn T. Seaborg, Bernard G. Harvey, Gregory R. Choppin, Albert Ghiorso
1955
Nobelium
Albert Ghiorso, John R. Walton, Glenn T. Seaborg, Torbørn Sikkeland
1958
Lawrencium
Albert Ghiorso, Robert M. Latimer, Torbjørn Sikkeland, Almon E. Larsh
1961
Rutherfordium
Scientists at Dubna - Russia
1964
Dubnium
Scientists at Dubna, Russia
1967
Rutherfordium
Albert Ghiorso et. al.
1969
Dubnium
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1970
Seaborgium
Albert Ghiorso et. al.
1974
Bohrium
Scientists at Dubna, Russia
1976
Meitnerium
Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber
1982
Hassium
Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber
1984
Darmstadtium
Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber
1994
Roentgenium
Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber
1994
Copernicium
Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber
1996
Flerovium
Scientists at Dubna, Russia with Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1998
Livermorium
Scientists at Dubna, Russia with Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2001
Ununpentium
Y. T. Oganessian et. al.
2004
Ununtrium
Y. T. Oganessian et. al.
2004
Ununoctium
Y. T. Oganessian et. al.
2006
Ununseptium
Y. T. Oganessian et. al.
2010
posted Mar 30, 2016 by Divya Shree

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