Elusive Element on Periodic Table Found

by Rachel Baker on August 28, 2013

The new super-heavy element 115 is confirmed by scientists.

Scientists say they’ve created a handful of atoms of the elusive element 115, which occupies a mysterious corner of the periodic table.

The super-heavy element has yet to be officially named, but it is temporarily called ununpentium, roughly based on the Latin and Greek words for the digits in its atomic number, 115.


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