Sunday, 18 August 2013


Every one reading this post must have know about the periodic table.The chemical elements are organised in increasing atomic number in the periodic table.

One thing I found strange was that the letter J is not present anywhere in the periodic table.
 Not only that it is not used as an atomic symbol it is not part of any element name.

The letter q has at least one mention in the temporary name of element 114 , Ununquadium.

. I was looking for the reasons why J isn't there :

In English language J is the fourth less frequently used letter (after Z X and Q).And the letter J was not used in Latin.And in many other languages J is not used (see this).This might probably be the reason why J is absent from the table.
You can share your reasons on the comment box.


  1. abcdefghiklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    -every useful letter in science