Who are the Missing Members?

$?$, $V$, $U$, $?$, $S$, $?$, $P$, $O$, $N$, $?$, $H$, $F$, $?$, $B$


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The missing members are:

Y, W, K, I, C

Making the full sequence:

Y, V, U, W, S, K, P, O, N, I, H, F, C, B

Because these are:

The one-letter chemical element abbreviations from the Periodic Table, when the full names are arranged in reverse alphabetical order: Yttrium (Y), Vanadium (V), Uranium (U), Tungsten (W), Sulfur (S), Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P), Oxygen (O), Nitrogen (N), Iodine (I), Hydrogen (H), Fluorine (F), Carbon (C), Boron (B).

  • $\begingroup$ Congrats!...must be good in chemistry $\endgroup$
    – Uvc
    Jun 18, 2019 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ One of my faves! Far better than at formatting my answers...! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 18, 2019 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ (Not knocking your answer but why is your 2nd letter 4th overall and not 2nd overall @Uvc ?) $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Jun 18, 2019 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ @El-Guest Because the order is based on the full name of the element rather than just the symbol :) Translate the W as 'Tungsten' and it slots in 4th in the sequence, behind Yttrium, Vanadium and Uranium. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 18, 2019 at 22:08

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