3 new element names.

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The General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in their never ending quest for new elements to name, has named 3 new elements. I question the wisdom of Cupernicium. He was named after copper.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45171271" [Broken]
 
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Cupernicium is fine, the other two names are boring.

I propose we call them:
Onetensium (Ot) #110, and Other-Halfnium (or Wholenium) (Wf) # 111 respectively.

Other acceptable names would be JessicaAlbium, Evonium, and Latinum.

Those IUPAP guys sure know how to ruin a perfectly good shower curtain :cry: .
 
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Yummium?
(Since elements usually end in "ium".)
 
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micromassium??
 
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micromassium??
But they are all three rather large, perhaps Macromassium is a good compromise?
 
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they all decay rather quickly. i suggest we just lump everything going forward into Unobtainium
 
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Surely Administratium is on the "island of stability."
 
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I propose "PFium". (Pee-eff-ee-umm)
 
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I propose "PFium". (Pee-eff-ee-umm)
or Pforium. :biggrin:

I like eleventyoneum for Z=111.


Actually, the names were proposed back in 2004. It only took 7 years to approve the names.
http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/2004/pdf/7612x2101.pdf

There are also elements 114 and 116, with the possibility that 113, 115, and 118 have been produced, but they are so short-lived (unstable), that they cannot be verified at this time. Most of these elements are identified from decay products because their quantity and lifetimes are so limited.

http://www.iupac.org/web/nt/2011-06-01_elements_114_116 [Broken]

I also see a relatively new term in referring to these elements - transfermium (Fm, Z=100)


Nice history summary including origin of names of the elements:
http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/content/elements.html
 
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Darmstadtium? Intestinecityium?
 
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Gadium!

Admit it people, it sounds great. :biggrin:


Edit: Drizzlium is nice too. :biggrin:
 
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Darmstadtium? Intestinecityium?
I think you need to be (or know) German to understand that! :smile:
 
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I think you need to be (or know) German to understand that! :smile:
Or have access to Google Translate.
 
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Darmstadtium? Intestinecityium?
Could that be the wurst joke at PF?
 
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Could that be the wurst joke at PF?
Only the brats laugh.
 
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Gadium!

Admit it people, it sounds great. :biggrin:


Edit: Drizzlium is nice too. :biggrin:
I'm still working on Gadium.
I can only find a Mycobacterium and a DatingSiteium.

Any hints? :confused:
 
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Gadium!

Admit it people, it sounds great. :biggrin:


Edit: Drizzlium is nice too. :biggrin:
Well, that's probably too close to Gadolinium.
 
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I vote this thread be closed for a PF first, "http://www.thefreedictionary.com/silliness" [Broken]" :biggrin: :devil:

Let's hope it doesn't take as long as this.
It only took 7 years to approve the names.
Rhody...
 
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How about linoleum, rustoleum, and valium?
 
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The General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in their never ending quest for new elements to name, has named 3 new elements. I question the wisdom of Cupernicium. He was named after copper.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45171271" [Broken]
I thought at least the periodic table belonged to the Chemistry folks. Why do the physicists mess around with the Periodic table???
 
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I thought at least the periodic table belonged to the Chemistry folks. Why do the physicists mess around with the Periodic table???
Only the first part belongs to the chemistry folks.
They gave up on it when we hit about 100.
Nowadays the upper part belongs to the physicists (or perhaps the mathematicians :wink:).
 
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Surely Administratium is on the "island of stability."
Yes, but it is FAR too massive to have been discovered as yet in its elemental form, it exists only as an amorphous blob that cannot be broken into constituent atoms.
 
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I thought at least the periodic table belonged to the Chemistry folks. Why do the physicists mess around with the Periodic table???
Actually it was Pauli that explained the table.
 

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