Bonus In the News – The Periodic Table

Week of June 15, 2009

News Item: The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has officially recognized element 112. This super-heavy element, which was first produced in 1996, is 277 times heaver than hydrogen and has been temporarily named, “ununbium.” It sits to the right of Roentgenium (Rg) and below Mercury (Hg) in the periodic table.


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