International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have confirmed the names of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 as:
This followed a 5-month period of public review after which the names earlier proposed by the discoverers were approved by IUPAC.
WebElements November 30th, 2016
A panel commentary in Nature Chemistry Commentary speculates upon the names that might be proposed for the four new elements in the periodic table. Worth a read, but we’ll have to wait a while longer yet.
Abstract: “Of all the things humans can bestow names upon, new chemical elements are about the rarest. Our group of periodic table experts attempts to read the tea leaves and predict the names for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.”
WebElements March 23rd, 2016
Can you make your name, or any other word(s) come to that, from element symbols? Find out using this MyFunStudio script.
WebElements December 10th, 2015
WebElements November 25th, 2015
It’s great to see a new book about the periodic table and this one is written by Eric Scerri, a world authority on the periodic table! Dr. Eric Scerri is a leading philosopher of science specializing in the history and philosophy of the periodic table. He is also the founder and editor in chief of the international journal Foundations of Chemistry and is a full-time lecturer at UCLA where he regularly teaches classes of 350 chemistry students as well as classes in history and philosophy of science.
WebElements December 14th, 2009
It’s always great to be recognised. WebElementsTM has received a number of awards and recognition from external agencies and I am delighted that WebElements is recognised in this way. Some of these awards and other forms of recognition are shown below.
|ScientificAmerican.com has selected the WebElements web site as a winner of the 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards.|
|WebElements is rated as one of the MARS Best of Free Reference Web Sites of 2001.|
WebElements December 6th, 2009
WebElements November 28th, 2009
I have restructured WebElements. The restructuring is all style at the front-end and reorganisation at the back-end, meaning all the errors in data are still there but they are displayed more beautifully and efficiently. Fixing some of those errors is now a priority.
All this should allow me to update content far more easily than has been the case, meaning things should move quicker.
WebElements May 13th, 2008
I’m delighted to announce that WebElements has collaborated with Theodore Gray to produce a new glossy laminated periodic table poster showing his fantastic photographs of the elements. The style of the poster is such that it pairs nicely with our existing periodic table poster. You can order it now from our online shop
WebElements December 15th, 2006
Everyone knows that elemental nitrogen exists in the atmosphere as dinitrogen, N2. There is a triple bond between the two nitrogen atoms. This is true – but under certain conditions, a fascinating N-N single bonded phase has been characterised.1
In 1985 it was predicted that at high pressure, nitrogen would transform to a solid with a single-bonded crystalline structure called polymeric nitrogen.
WebElements July 4th, 2004