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Four New Elements Named on Periodic Table

Chemistry students will now have to work just a little harder. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced names for four new elements Wednesday. Given the atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118, the four new elements have been named Nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), Tennessine (Ts) and Oganesson (Og), respectively. Until now, they'd been known by the Latin words for their atomic numbers: ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium and ununoctium. Elements can be named for a...

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