Four new chemical elements in the periodic table get names

Posted on:10 Jun 2016 14:51:41

Four new chemical elements in the periodic table get names
10 June 2016 Current Affairs: The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced the names of four elements in the periodic table that were discovered in January 2016. Moscovium (Mc), nihonium (Nh), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og)complete the seventh row of the table. 

The elements  with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118  were discovered in a joint effort by American and Russian scientists.

The research included scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Riken institute in Japan.


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