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.)


4 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.

  1. I originally found your Periodic Table image on Wikipedia and used it to make a YouTube video. When trying to find the source again in order to attribute it properly, I came upon your site and realized that you are the original creator. I’d therefore like your permission to use the image in the video. I’ve just uploaded it here:

    If you’re not okay with this, I’ll delete the video. But hopefully, if you are, that’s great! As a thank you, I’d like to send you a free copy of the Alternative Periodic Table poster mentioned in the video.


    • No problem, since you’ve included a credit. I’m not sure what the picture was doing on Wikipedia, though.

      And your charts at look fantastic. Your periodic table chart is great, and so are all the others – the world history chart especially.

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