A mnemonic (pronounced "ne MON ik") is one useful way to remember a list. This chemistry mnemonic is a phrase, consisting of words made using the symbols of the first nine elements in the periodic table.
Happy Henry Likes Beer But Could Not Obtain Food
- H - hydrogen
- He - helium
- Li - lithium
- Be - beryllium
- B - boron
- C - carbon
- N - nitrogen
- O - oxygen
- F - fluorine
More Chemistry Mnemonics for Periodic Table Element Symbols
Of course, there are many more mnemonic devices you can use to help remember the element symbols. Here are a few more. Keep in mind, you'll remember the element symbols best if you pick (or write) a mnemonic that you find funny or memorable. Some chemistry mnemonics cover the elements through neon, while several continue on to calcium.
- Happy Harry Listens B B C Network Over France Nevertheless Nothing More Arose So Peter Stopped Cleaning Airgun K Ca.
- Happy Henry Likes Beer But Could Not Obtain Four Nuts.
Naughty Magpies Always Sing Perfect Songs Clawing Ants.
- Harry Helped Little Benny Balmer Carry Neat Oranges From Neptune's Natural Menagerie Always Singing Polite Sonnets Clearly Arf Key Casually.
- Harry Helps Little Betty Brown Crack Nuts On Friday Nights.
- Ha. Healthy Little Beggar Boys Catching Newts Or Fish.
- Hell, Here Little Beatniks Brandish Countless Number Of Flick kNives.
Nagging Maggie Always Sighs, "Please Stop Clowning Around."
- Here He Lies Beneath Bed Clothes, Nothing On, Feeling Nervous.
Naughty Margaret Always Sighs, "Please Stop Clowning Around."
- Hi He Lied Because Boron Could Not Oxidize Fluorine. New Nations Might Also Sign Peace Security Clause. Arthur King Can. (elements up to calcium)
- Hi! Hey Little Ben Became Charlie's Number One Fighting Nemesis.
Native Magpies Always Sit Peacefully Searching Clear Areas.
- Hi! He Lies Because Boron CanNot Oxidize Fluorine. Necromantic Nato Mg (abbreviation for make good) All Silicon Ports. Superman Clean Argon's K-Capture.
- Hi Hello Little Beryll Brown Cracking Nuts On Friday.
Nellie's Naughty Magpie Always Sings Pop Songs Clearly
After Killing Cathy.