New element names

The IUPAC has just announced names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, which were temporarily named Ununtrium, Ununpentium, Ununseptium, and Ununoctium. The new names are:

The names still need final confirmation, but here (ta da!) is the new periodic table:

(Periodic table produced using R. Click to zoom.)


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2 thoughts on “New element names

    • Only a few atoms have been synthesised, which makes chemical properties a matter of guesswork, but Wikipedia suggests that it might be neither non-reactive (“noble”) nor a gas.

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