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by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

IUPAC has officially approved the name copernicium, with symbol Cn, for the element of atomic number 112.1 Priority for the discovery of this element was assigned, in accordance with the agreed criteria, to the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) (Center for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt, Germany. The team at GSI proposed the name copernicium which has now been approved by IUPAC.

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February 21st, 2010

Posted In: d-Block, Group 12 elements, Nuclear chemistry, Radioactive elements

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