The 7th Row is Complete!

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FOUR NEW ELEMENTS COMPLETE THE SEVENTH ROW OF THE PERIODIC TABLE

The newcomers are some of the heaviest elements ever discovered, with atomic numbers of 113, 115, 117, and 118. They will be named by the researchers who identified them.

WOW! Element 113 will become the first element to be named in Asia, with credit going to a group of Japanese researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Wako.

 

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