Chemistry Nexus

by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

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.”

March 23rd, 2016

Posted In: Nuclear chemistry, Periodic table, Radioactive elements

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