Frederico Colon

New Elements - The discovery of elements 114 and 116 is now official!

Discussion created by Frederico Colon on Sep 23, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2012 by Vincent Raimondi

The periodic table is expanding! Two elements, first discovered in 1998 and 2000, have been recognized by an international committee of chemists. The names of the new elements are their atomic numbers pronounced in Latin: Element 114 is Ununquadrium (Uuq), Latin for “one-one-four”, and element 116 is Ununhexium (Uuh), Latin for “one-one-six.”

 

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