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How to remember the first 10 elements in Periodic Table

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asked Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (4,470 points)
Need a tip to remember the first 10 elements of the periodic table.

Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Neon

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answered Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (4,470 points)

Here is an easy spell to memorize to memorize the first 10 elements in order, repeat it in your mind for 20 times and you'll never forget it.

"Henry Hester Likes Beer But CanNot Obtain Food Now"

  • Henry - Hydrogen ( The common 'y' helps in avoiding mixing it for Helium)
  • Hester - Helium
  • Likes - Lithium
  • Beer - Beryllium (Be) ( Both start with 'Be', helps to avoid mixing it with Boron)
  • But - Boron
  • Can - Carbon
  • Not - Nitrogen
  • Obtain - Oxygen
  • Food - Fluorine

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