Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table

By Alexandra Ossola

Elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 have been added to the periodic table.

The new elements were added after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) reviewed scientific studies published by teams of researchers in the United States, Japan, and Russia. The committee deemed that the researchers had “met the criteria for discovery,” as the press release notes, which essentially means that the researchers were able to create them in the lab, if only fleetingly.

Read the full article at Popular Science.

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