IUPAC approved the names of the elements 113, 115, 117, and 118

By Elias Metral. Published on 24 January 2017 in:
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On 28th  November 2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that the elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are now formally named.

The name nihonium with the symbol Nh for element 113 was proposed by the discoverers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (Japan); the name came from Nihon which is one of the two ways to say “Japan” in Japanese, and literally mean “the Land of the Rising Sun”.

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