So U have reached element 118 - Then what?

Has any attempts been made at creating elemnts of higher number than those in webelements periodic table?
And what would the row of elements beneath the current table most likely look like?
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Element 119 would be an alkali metal highly eledctropositive and reactive with water, and 120 would be the alkaline earth analog also extremely reactive; beginning with 121 through 138 there should be a series of superrare earths filling the g orbital; elements 139 to 152 would be analogs to the actinide and lanthanide rare-earth series filling in the f orbitals; after these come 10 transition metals, 153 to 162, which fill in the d orbital, and 163 to 166 should be a series of toxic metaloids; 167 would be a halogen analog and 168 an inert gas, though macroscopic quantities of that element might be liquid at STP; all of these elements would be radioactive and of vanishing short half-lifes; somewhere we may reach a point where the electromagnetic repulsive forces of all those protons overcome the binding powers of the weak and strong forces, at which point super heavy nuclides may no longer be possible.

[quote="Martin17"] somewhere we may reach a point where the electromagnetic repulsive forces of all those protons overcome the binding powers of the weak and strong forces, at which point super heavy nuclides may no longer be possible.[/quote]

Or alternatively the so-called "islands of stability" may actually exist. Now that could be interesting.

Jason

[quote="jasongnome"][quote="Martin17"] somewhere we may reach a point where the electromagnetic repulsive forces of all those protons overcome the binding powers of the weak and strong forces, at which point super heavy nuclides may no longer be possible.[/quote]

Or alternatively the so-called "islands of stability" may actually exist. Now that could be interesting.

Jason[/quote]

Guess that 168 is a candidate for stability... Or the carbon... Any chance they would honor Tolkien with the mithril in that case? :lol:

mithril was meant to be very LIGHT! :lol:

Perhaps it has strange electromagnetic properties which make it levitate round your body :)

It also glows in the prescence of orcs :twisted:

The elements that are considered candidates for the islands of stability already exist. The problem is we can't make them neutron rich enough.

[quote="UCB Mitch"]The elements that are considered candidates for the islands of stability already exist. The problem is we can't make them neutron rich enough.[/quote]
Is that because of their short lifespan which makes it hard to bombard them with neutrons from some suitable neutronemitting source?

Take any 2 stable elements combine them together and it'll get you to the proton rich side(left-side) of the line of stabillity.

168... that means all the way prospering in a southern chinese dialect, which is my mother tongue...

Min or Wu? Can u pin-yin that?

Canton.

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yud-low-fart.

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