Helium | Chemistry: A Volatile History

Norman Lockyer recorded a new yellow line by observing the sun through London smog and, assuming the new element to be a metal, named it helium.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 2'04''
  • Broadcast year: 2010
Curriculum Connection
  • Chemistry

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Chemistry: A Volatile History
  • Episode: The Order of the Elements