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Four new elements added to periodic table


Posted on Monday, 4 January, 2016 | Comment icon 9 comments

Existing periodic tables will need to be updated. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Ed Uthman
Science textbooks across the world have become outdated thanks to the addition of four new elements.
Having been verified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry on December 30th, the four yet-to-be-named elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have now officially been added to the periodic table following their discovery by teams in Japan, Russia and the United States.

None of the new admissions occur naturally but instead appear for a fraction of a second within the radioactive decay that occurs after lighter elements are slammed in to one another.

The teams still need to give their discoveries official names but for now they are known simply by their numbers with element 113 for example being called 'ununtrium' which means '113-ium'.

Ryoji Noyori, former president of the Japanese institute that discovered element 113, has stated that the decision to add it to the periodic table "is of greater value than an Olympic gold medal."


Source: Independent | Comments (9)

Tags: Periodic Table, Elements

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by jarjarbinks on 4 January, 2016, 12:53
I understand why he considers it greater than a gold medal since it's his field of works. Just like a McDonald's employee would feel the same if Dayum was eating one of his burger
Comment icon #2 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 4 January, 2016, 13:04
Maybe they should call element 115 "Lazarium".
Comment icon #3 Posted by Chibadiba on 4 January, 2016, 14:58
unobtainium anyone?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sundew on 5 January, 2016, 1:26
unobtainium anyone? Or Adamantium?
Comment icon #5 Posted by qxcontinuum on 5 January, 2016, 5:12
so the periodic table is now no longer organic ... good what's next ?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Likely Guy on 5 January, 2016, 6:09
so the periodic table is now no longer organic ... good what's next ? It hasn't been organic since uranium.
Comment icon #7 Posted by RedOctober on 5 January, 2016, 14:18
This is important work, believe it or not. Most people think it's pointless but there is an actual goal...to find a stable superheavy element. Finding these short lived elements just shows what is possible but the key is with the isotopes of these elements to making them more stable.
Comment icon #8 Posted by sepulchrave on 5 January, 2016, 14:38
It hasn't been organic since uranium. Technically none of the elements in the periodic table are organic. Living cells do not synthesize atoms. ... or, if you really want to stretch the definition of organic, then only the elements from Americium (Z = 95) and up are organic (since they were made by living organisms... us). I suppose we are talking about "naturally occurring" elements? For that matter, Uranium is a naturally occurring element. Mendelevium (Z = 101) is the first purely synthetic element that we know of (and that may only be because Earth isn't close to any really large supernova... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 5 January, 2016, 22:57
Americium (Z = 95) through Fermium (Z = 100) can be produced naturally by a sufficiently large heap of Uranium - this is believed to have occurred in natural Uranium deposits millions of years ago. You are probably thinking of the Oklo natural nuclear reactor in Gabon. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-nuclear-reactor/


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