Names proposed for two new chemical elements, 114 and 116
|December 5, 2011||Posted by News under Chemistry, Intelligent Design, News|
In “Newest chemical elements get proposed names” (CBC News, December 2, 2011), we learn: “Elements 114 and 116 will likely be called flerovium, livermorium”:
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-Dubna collaboration, which discovered the two elements, have proposed that element 114 be named flerovium and given the atomic symbol Fl to honour the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Dubna, Russia, where a number of super-heavy elements, including element 114, were made.
Five months of public comments will be allowed before final approval.
While the heaviest element has an atomic number of 116, the official periodic table still contains only 114 elements because elements 113 and 115 haven’t been officially accepted yet.