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by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced IN January 2016 that the identification of the four new elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 is verified and that the discoverers of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are invited to suggest names.

Element 113 has a temporary working (systematic) name and symbol: ununtrium, Uut. It was discovered by the RIKEN collaboration team in Japan who fulfilled the criteria for element Z=113. The elements 115, 117, and 118 have systematic the names and symbols ununpentium (Uup), ununseptium (Uus), and ununoctium (Uuo). They were produced in a collaboration between the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna (Russia), The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California, USA), and The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee, USA).

It might be interesting to see what new names are suggested.

February 24th, 2016

Posted In: Nuclear chemistry, Radioactive elements

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