New elements in Periodic Table

New elements in Periodic Table

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International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has formally added four new chemical elements to the periodic table, report the BBC and the Guardian.Discovered by scientists in Japan, Russia and America, elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have finally completed the scheme’s seventh row.No other elements were added in the table since the inclusion of elements 114 and 116 in 2011.All textbooks in the field of Chemistry will now require an update after this phenomenal incident.The IUPAC formally verified the new additions on Dec 30, 2015.The IUPAC’s Inorganic Chemistry Division President Prof Jan Reedijk said, “The chemistry community is eager to see its most cherished table finally being completed down to the seventh row.IUPAC has now initiated the process of formalising names and symbols for these elements,” he pointed out.The Union has temporarily named these elements Ununtrium, (Uut or element 113), Ununpentium (Uup, element 115), Ununseptium (Uus, element 117), and Ununoctium (Uuo, element 118), according to Prof Reedijk.IUPAC accepts names for new elements if they represent a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property or a scientist.Kosuke Morita, the leader of the Japanese scientists conducting the research, said that they will now research to “look to the unchartered territory of element 119 and beyond”.

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