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It’s a really exciting day! Four new elements have been named on the same day. I think the first time in the history of the periodic table that’s happened. One of the elements was created in Japan and has the Japanese name. So it’s a great excuse to wear my periodic table happi. This is made by one of our fans in Japan. And if you look, it has the space to put the names, the new symbols of the four elements. And as well, today happens to be the 8th birthday of Periodic Videos, 8 years since we shot the first video.
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Brady Haran 2008
Welcome to our periodic table videos. This is an experiment for me just as much as it will be for you when you’re watching. And I just wanted to begin by showing a bit my office and explaining what the periodic table means to chemist like me.
So, now for the names. The first element number 113 over here was discovered fir… or first synthesized in Japan has been called Nihonium, with the symbol “Nh” in an honor of Japan.
The second element number 115 is Moscovium, named after the Moscow, capital of Russia, which is not far from Dubna where the element was synthesized, 115, and the symbol is Mc which might actually appeal to our viewers in Scotland because as you know many surnames in Scotland begin Mc. So it’s a sort of Russian-Scottish element.
The third element number 117 is one of the halogens. Now you know the halogens fluorine, chlorine, bromine, astatine; all end in “ine”.
So element 117 has been named Tennessine after the American state, Tennessee, where many of the elements were discovered at Oak Ridge, the national laboratory. I’m not sure whether its intended to being pronounced Tennessine or Tennessine. I prefer Tennessine.
The last element 118 is one of the noble gases. Now all the noble gases apart from helium end in “on” Neon, argon, krypton, xenon, radon.
And this one has been called, Oganesson. Now that’s quite a strange name. You might be bit surprised. Let me tell you the symbol is Og. It’s named after academician, Yuri Oganessian, who is an Armenian working in Russia and he’s director of the institute where many of these elements were discovered.
Is he alive?
He is alive, which makes him only the second person in the history of the periodic table to have an element named after them while they’re still alive. The other one was named after Seaborg, seaborgium. Though there is a rumor that Einstein may have known about Einsteinium before the name was made public. But he was dead when it went public.
113 Nihonium (Nh)
115 Moscovium (Mc)
117 Tennessine (Ts)
118 Oganesson (Og)
These names are provisional as are the symbols. And there are 6 months for people to comment or object. And in some cases, like the element Copernicium, the symbol was changed from Cp to Cn.
So it’s possible some of these may change. I suspect that nobody’s going to object to them, but we will have to see.
What do you think of the four names?
I think there are all great. I think the Oganesson is perhaps slightly hard for some people to pronounce. But it’s quite fun!
Now, of course, some people think the periodic table is complete. But, if you look at the sleeve of my Japanese Happi, you can see that there’re spaces for element 119 and 120.
Keep watching Periodic Videos! And I hope quite soon there might be some other new elements. So, we can continue completing my sleeve.
Professor does that mean if we react Moscovium with oxygen we will have McOxygen?
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