Darryl Francis


In the February 2002 issue of Word Ways my article "The Symbols of the Chemical Elements" examined the symbols for the chemical elements with atomic numbers 1 to 109. Viewing the symbols as a sequence of 2010 letters, I presented words that occurred "naturally" in the sequence (CLARK and CONIC were five-letter examples), words that could be made by transposition of the letters in the adjacent symbols, and words that can be made by transposition of symbols and part-symbols.