Published On: Tue, Jan 5th, 2016

New elements added to periodic table



The American magazine reported that the periodic table’s seventh row is finally completed by adding four new elements and representing science textbooks across the globe instantaneously out of date.

The elements are found by scientists in Japan, Russia, and the USA, are the first to be added to the table since 2011 when elements 114 and 116 were added.

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the global organization that governs chemical nomenclature, terminology, and measurement, which is based in America, has clarified the four elements on 30 December.

IUPAC proclaimed that a Russian-American group of scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California had created enough confirmation to declare the finding of elements 115, 117 and 118.

The award was given on the discovery of element 113, which had also been declared by the Russians and Americans, to a group of scientists from the Riken organization in Japan.

Research leader at Riken, Kosuke Morita, stated that his research group at the present planned to “look to the uncharted territory of element 119 and beyond.”

Noble prize winner in chemistry and ex Riken president, Ryoji Noyori, told that “To scientists, this is of greater value than an Olympic gold medal.”

The official name would be given to the new elements in imminent months. Element 113 will be the first element to be named in Asia.

Jan Reedijk, Professor and President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of IUPAC, stated that “The chemistry community is eager to see its most cherished table finally being completed down to the seventh row,”


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