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IYPT 2019 Elements 112 & 113: Copernicium and Nihonium

Elements 112 and 113 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are copernicium and nihonium – the latter of which was the first element to be discovered in an Asian country.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 110 & 111: Darmstadtium & Roentgenium

Elements 110 and 111 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are darmstadtium and roentgenium – two elements that are tricky to pronounce and difficult for chemists to study.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 108 & 109: Hassium and Meitnerium

Elements 108 and 109 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are hassium and meitnerium. The second and third of a short series of superheavy elements discovered by German scientists, one has surprising predicted properties, while the other rights a Nobel Prize wrong.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 106 & 107: Seaborgium & Bohrium

Elements 106 and 107 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are seaborgium and bohrium. Once again, these elements were subject to naming squabbles and both ended up being named after famous scientists – though not without some controversy.

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#IYPT2019 #ChemistryAdvent: 16 different periodic tables and counting!

We’re now 16 periodic tables into this year’s #ChemistryAdvent – as you’ll be fully aware if you’ve been following along! A whole range of topics have been covered so far – from a breakdown of elements in the human body to a rundown of some rejected element names.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 104 & 105: Rutherfordium & Dubnium

Elements 104 and 105 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are rutherfordium and dubnium. Both are synthetic elements, and American and Russian scientists squabbled over who discovered them and what to call them.