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[DS] Two New Elements Join the Periodic Table

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80...eriodic-table/

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The newcomers are elements 114 and 116, and they’ve just passed a three-year deliberation by the Joint Working Party on Discovery of Elements, a team of chemists and other scientists who sort through the evidence behind claims of newly discovered elements. These two don’t have official names yet, and for now they are going by the placeholders ununquadium and ununhexium, which refer to the number of protons in their nuclei.
This is terrific...
except for AP Chem students.
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Welcome! You guys should consider changing your name to something more easily recognizable
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I don't remember having to memorize or deal with any of the man made elements in AP chem...

But anyways, this is pretty cool. Too bad these elements aren't useful for anything other than racing to create them first.
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Names should go to the most noteworthy scientists who've established science, such as Curium (the name of which the proton count was bonded), and Nobelium, Einsteinium. Darwinium, for one, should be considered. Survival of the fittest, and who would have thought plutonium and calcium would have made such a fashionable new element?
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Names should go to the most noteworthy scientists who've established science, such as Curium (the name of which the proton count was bonded)

Curium . . . 96 . . . bonded . . .

Physicists are a raunchy bunch.
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Hehe, I just finished AP Chem 1 week ago
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They should be given comical names to be honest.

There is a distinct lack of humour in the periodic table.
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They should be given comical names to be honest.

There is a distinct lack of humour in the periodic table.
fmlenium

***orium

lolenium

failium

radioactivium

moreradioactivium
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post #9 of 31
In terms of chemestry...they already have comical names.
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I thought...they already had these down? These are already in my chemistry book...
    
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