There Are 4 Fewer Seats At The Periodic Table Now
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recognized elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 on Dec. 30.By Matt Moreno | January 4, 2016
Sorry, college students. You will, in fact, need the newest edition of that chemistry textbook.
Chemists around the world are ringing in the new year with four new elements added to the periodic table. Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have officially been recognized, completing the table's seventh row.
The yet-to-be-permanently-named elements were approved and verified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry on Dec. 30.