New Elements added to the Periodic Table of Elements
Scientists have added four new elements to complete the seventh row of the Periodic Table.
The names of the new elements are based on the location where they were discovered or the location where researchers found them.
The new elements are:
- 113 Nihonium (Nh) – discovered in 2004 and named from a pronunciation of the Japanese name for Japan: Hihon
- 115 Moscovium (Mc) – discovered in 2003 and named after Moscow.
- 117 Tennessine (Ts) – discovered in 2010 and named after the U.S. state, Tennessee
- 118 Oganesson (Og) – discovered in 2002 and named after the Russian nuclear physicist, Yuri Oganessian
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