—Names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 finalized by IUPAC “Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson complete the seventh row of the periodic table” Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson are the permanent names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced today. IUPAC officially recognized the elements at the end of 2015. The discoverers of new elements get to propose names and symbols. Japan’s RIKEN research institution named nihonium (Nh). Nihon is one of two ways to say “Japan” in Japanese. European-American collaborations involving Russia’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and the U.S.
by Jyllian Kemsley |
November 30, 2016