Four New Elements

By Alisa Carlson

Basic information about the four new elements

Four new elements have been found and officially added to the Periodic table of elements. These elements are elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. These elements are considered Super heavy elements since they have atomic numbers of at least 113 or greater. Also all of these elements are man-made. Even though they are man made, we still do not have much information on them yet. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has applied temporary names to these element before they can adopt an official name.

The job of the IUPAC is to advance the world to help us understand more about our world. This Union was offical in 1919 and was created to make more standards for how to name elements and establish offical number for things such as atomic mass.


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