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Think that you know all of the elements on the periodic table? Think again!
Ten years ago a group of Russian scientists created an element in Dubna that had 115 protons! About a month ago, chemists at Lund University in Sweden were able to recreate the element 115, which does not currently have an official name, so it is addressed by ununpentium,which is derived from "the Latin and Greek words for its atomic number, 115." Once an official name for the new element is chosen by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), it will find its place between elements 114 and 116 on the periodic table.
According to "chemistry professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, Paul Hooker," the reason the new element was not considered a new element ten years ago when it was first created is because they have to be confirmed. In order for the IUPAC to consider an element for the periodic table, it must have been through at least two tests. This most recent test was the second for 115, so this element will be on the periodic table soon.
A Little History
Aristotle had a very significant impact on the scientific community that lasted for more than a thousand years. He didn't beleive in Democritus' atomos theory, but simply believed in the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and Aether.
Because of Aritotle's contributions to the scientific community, he was trusted and many of his ideas were to be accepted as the truth while being generally unquestioned.
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