A new addition to the periodic table

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A new addition to the periodic table

In the next few weeks element 112, formerly ununbium, will be formally recognised as a member of the periodic table.

Elements 113, 114, 116, and 118 are under consideration.

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Interesting. The list grows

Interesting. The list grows and becomes ever more solid.

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Fascinating

When chemists/physicits create ever larger elements who then exists for fractions of microseconds.

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GermanMike wrote:When

GermanMike wrote:

When chemists/physicits create ever larger elements who then exists for fractions of microseconds.

The point about this element is that the first isotope produced lasted some milliseconds, and a version with more neutrons lasted seconds.

This supports the hypothesis of "islands of stability" for nucleii with some combinations of large numbers of protons and neutrons well beyond that of the known stable elements.

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