Periodic table in Chemistry modified with the addition of 4 new elements

Searching for the latest news of periodic table? Do you know the name and atomic number of 4 new elements that was recently added to periodic table? Can we see the 4 new elements of periodic table in nature? Get into the post so as to get more interesting information of the 4 new elements of periodic table.

The periodic table in Chemistry has been modified with the addition of 4 new elements. These elements form the 7th row of periodic table of elements. Without periodic table, chemistry is nothing. It is an important tool for chemistry students, where all the element are arranged in a useful manner. As Chemistry was my favorite subject, I was always interested to know the changing trends in every field of Chemistry. When we compare different branches of Chemistry like Physical, Inorganic, Polymer and Organic, I have the opinion that inorganic chemistry is very easy and good to remember the facts. But people have different tastes. I know for some people, inorganic Chemistry is a tough field. Anyway here lets discuss the details of 4 new elements of periodic table including their name, atomic number and their founders. Before going into the details, let me mention here something about elements and atomic numbers. Actually elements are substances that cannot be broken into simpler components while atomic number is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom of a given element.

Recently 4 new elements were added to the 7th row of periodic table. They are the elements 113, elements 115, elements 117 and elements 118. The discovery of those elements were credited to countries like USA, Japan and Russia. The interesting fact of those elements lie in the fact that they can not be seen in nature as itself but in turn was made artificially in the laboratories. The names of those elements were recently announced by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry(IUPAC). I know you might have a little curiosity to know the details of those elements. Lets check them in details.

Element 113 of periodic table

The element 113 of periodic table is named as Nihonium. This is represented by the symbol Nh. Nihonium was discovered by the Japanese scientist and the element was given the name from the word Nihon meaning the sun's origin. Some interesting fact is there regarding this element. The element was named by Japan country and its is also the first element to be named in Asia itself.

Element 115 of periodic table

Moscovium is the name of the element with atomic number 115. The element is represented by the symbol Mc. Moscovium was discovered by the scientist from Russia and America. I think from the name itself, you all might have a clue how it was named. If not, this is to let you know. The element Moscovium was named after the Russian capital Moscow.

Element 117 of periodic table

The element 117 of periodic table is known by the name Tennessine. Actually the element was given the name from the US state Tennesse. It is represented by the symbol Ts. The atomic number of the element Tennessine is 117. The element was discovered by scientists from Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Russia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tennessee and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory California.

Element 118 of periodic table

Oganesson is the name of the element with atomic number 118. This is represented by the symbol Og. The element was named in memory of the famous atomic scientist Yuri Oganesson. The credit for discovering this element goes to scientists from Russia and America(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory California and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia).

Naturally occurring elements and strictly man made elements are seen in the periodic table. Remember that Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson are all man made elements in periodic table.


Author: Partha Kansabanik18 Dec 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

The author has written an excellent article informing the students of Chemistry about the inclusion of four artificial/man-made/unstable elements in the new periodic table. She has also given some details of these four elements, viz. Nh, Mc, Ts and Og. Nh is a s-block element. Ms, Ts and Og are p-block elements. However the author could have given an attachment of a periodic table including these four elements. (I have tried to give the same, but have failed to do so because attachment is not allowed as Article response.)

I congratulate the author for this informative article which would be very helpful for XI-XIIth standard students of Chemistry. Even the Graduation students would find the details of new elements useful.

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