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3 new element names.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 #1
    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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  3. Nov 5, 2011 #2
    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: .
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 #3

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    Yummium?
    (Since elements usually end in "ium".)
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 #4

    micromass

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    micromassium??
     
  6. Nov 5, 2011 #5
    But they are all three rather large, perhaps Macromassium is a good compromise?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2011 #6
    they all decay rather quickly. i suggest we just lump everything going forward into Unobtainium
     
  8. Nov 6, 2011 #7

    jtbell

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    Surely Administratium is on the "island of stability."
     
  9. Nov 6, 2011 #8

    Drakkith

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    I propose "PFium". (Pee-eff-ee-umm)
     
  10. Nov 6, 2011 #9

    Astronuc

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    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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  11. Nov 6, 2011 #10

    Monique

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    Darmstadtium? Intestinecityium?
     
  12. Nov 6, 2011 #11

    drizzle

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    Gadium!

    Admit it people, it sounds great. :biggrin:


    Edit: Drizzlium is nice too. :biggrin:
     
  13. Nov 6, 2011 #12

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    I think you need to be (or know) German to understand that! :smile:
     
  14. Nov 6, 2011 #13
    Or have access to Google Translate.
     
  15. Nov 6, 2011 #14

    Astronuc

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    Could that be the wurst joke at PF?
     
  16. Nov 6, 2011 #15
    Only the brats laugh.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2011 #16

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    I'm still working on Gadium.
    I can only find a Mycobacterium and a DatingSiteium.

    Any hints? :confused:
     
  18. Nov 6, 2011 #17

    Astronuc

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    Well, that's probably too close to Gadolinium.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2011 #18

    rhody

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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.
    Rhody...
     
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  20. Nov 6, 2011 #19
    How about linoleum, rustoleum, and valium?
     
  21. Nov 6, 2011 #20
    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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