Names proposed for new chemical elements

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Names proposed for new chemical elements

#1  Postby DougC » Jun 09, 2016 12:47 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36485631

B.B.C. Article
Names have now been proposed for the four new chemical elements added to the periodic table in January.
They are nihonium (with the symbol Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og).
Until now, the quartet have been referred to simply by the number of protons in each atom - 113, 115, 117 and 118, respectively.
The elements are the first to be included in the famous table since 2011, and complete its seventh row.
The names must go out to consultation for five months, but if there are no objections their confirmation should be a formality.
This will come from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
All four elements are extreme - the synthetic creations of scientists.

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Re: Names proposed for new chemical elements

#2  Postby TopCat » Jun 09, 2016 9:39 pm

Can't quite get my head round a halogen below Astatine (or a noble gas below Radon) but there it is.
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#3  Postby lpetrich » Jun 20, 2017 12:02 am

Those names were accepted on 2016 Nov 28. That halogen is tennessine and that noble gas is oganesson. But judging from trends in the periodic table, tennessine is likely a metal.
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