Periodic Table Adds Two More Elements

First, Pluto is no longer a planet.

Now, students have two more elements to learn!

Flerovium (saywhatnow?) and Livermorium (gross!) were discovered by the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory here in America.

(Ohhh…”Flerov” and “Liver”…makes sense now…I guess.)

Flerovium (Fl) and Livermorium (Lv) will now be 114 and 116 on the periodic table now, respectively.

From Wikipedia

Good luck on those science tests, Students!

[Via engadget]

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9 Responses to Periodic Table Adds Two More Elements

  1. "First, Pluto is no longer a planet.

    Now, students have two more elements to learn!"

    WTF is this shit, elements get named from time to time, and most of them have very little use being learned in a chemistry classroom other than most times heavy elements are synthesized, and not found in nature. Author needs to learn their shit.

  2. They were actually both discovered by the Flerov lab (but with some assistance by the Livermore lab for the second one) and have been known for quite a while now. They were only named a few days ago though.

  3. the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory here in America.
    America is a continent in which there is something else beside USA. if you put "in the US", it´s shorter and more accurate

  4. Created, not discovered. The type of element depends on the number of protons, and if you keep cramming more and more into a nucleus you'll just keep creating more elements, albeit briefly.

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