Recently Found Elements

Aubrey Holman

Synopsis

Recently scientists have discovered the elements in the places of 113, 115, 117, and 118. Paul Karol said "The new elements decay into unknown isotopes of slightly lighter elements that also need to be discovered" (NPR,).

Element information

Element 113 lasts for less than a thousandth of a second (NPR). 113 was discovered by a group at Riken Institute in Japan (NPR). Element 115 was discovered in 2013 in Russia (NPR). Element 117 the first atoms were made in 2009 (Chemicool). Element 118 has the highest atomic number and highest atomic mass (IUPAC). Those who discovered the elements are now being asked to give them new names (NPR).

Ununoctium

Element 118

Summary

The elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 have just recently been discovered. The elements were found in Japan, Russia, and the United states. The elements are so fast they do not even last a thousandth of a second. The new elements will be given new names by the people who discovered them.

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