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The Discovery of Four New Elements in the Periodic Table

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The Discovery of Four New Elements in the Periodic Table

Post  bejoy on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:23 am

The international union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC) which is U.S.-centered world authority of chemistry on 28 November 2016 approved the designations and symbols of four new elements. These elements are named as nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og), respectively with the atomic number of 113, 115, 117, and 118. The addition of these elements completed the seventh row of the periodic table.

How the elements are named?

IUPAC provided the researchers the rules and guidelines to help them in assigning the names. These names and designations should possess the ancient condition of being named considering a concept of mythology or alike materials, a geographical region or a place, a scientist or a possession of the element. The criteria was the name of the elements must end with "ium", "ine" or "on". This is done to maintain the chronology of naming assuring consistency of elements.

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