Tagged: Elements

Four new elements named – here’s how the periodic table evolved - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 15, 2016

By Mark Lorch, University of Hull The seventh row of the periodic table is complete, resplendent with four new names for the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (the organisation charged with naming the elements) has suggested these should be called nihonium (Nh); moscovium (Mc); tennessine (Ts) and oganesson … Read More

Element of the Week – Carbon - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 14, 2014

In many respects, elements are the fundamental components of the universe to a chemist. While physicists bombard atoms into progressively smaller particles using progressively larger pieces of equipment, most chemists continue to be fascinated by the myriad of arrangements formed when atoms bond and interact with each other. There are less than 100 naturally occurring elements, however, together they form … Read More