The names of the chemical elements have received a certain amount of attention in Word Ways over the years. The very first issue of Word Ways in February 1968 presented a quiz on 20 transposed element names. Later article have offered more extensive transpositions, transadditions, old names for some of the elements, elements in US placenames, and words composed solely of the element symbols, such as CoAgULaTe.
"The Symbols of the Chemical Elements,"
Word Ways: Vol. 35
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol35/iss1/14