Four New elements in the periodic table

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Who declares these elements?

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry(IUPAC)

How are names of the elements decided?:

They are decided generally on the basis of the following:

  • A mythological concept or character.
  • A mineral or similar substance.
  • A place or geographical region.
  • A property of the element.
  • A scientist.

What are the names of the new elements so added?

  • Nihonium(Nh): 113
  • Moscovium(Mc): 115
  • Tenessine(Ts).:117
  • Oganesson(Og): 118

How did these new elements got this name?

  • Nihonium: 
    • Derived from the word “Nippon” meaning Japan in Japanese.
  • Moscovium:
    • From the Russian capital “Moscow”.
  • Tennessine:
    • On the state of Tennessee.
    • It is a state which is known for its pioneering research in the field of chemistry.
  • Oganesson:
    • On the name of Physicist Yuri Oganessian.

What is so special about Nihonium?:

Nihonium is the first element to be discovered in an Asian country.


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