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Two new elements added on periodic table

Elements are currently unnamed, highly radioactive


 

Two new elements are to appear on the periodic table after a three-year review by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the governing bodies of both disciplines. The elements are unnamed as of yet, the BBC reports, but they’re both extremely radioactive and exist for less than a second before decaying into lighter atoms. Several labs have claimed to have discovered new chemical elements, but these two are the only one to fulfill criteria for now. They’ve been temporarily named ununquadium and ununhexium.

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Two new elements added on periodic table

  1. @StewartSmith – Could these be the crystals of dilithium to which you referred?

    • No, but there may well be a link; the ununhexium will no doubt be the key element for the final stages in creating an operational flux capacitor.  Once that is done, we can send someone forward in time to pick up the dilithium crystals, provided we can find a cheap DeLorean in good shape on eBay.

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