- n. The chemical element with atomic number 114 (symbol Fl).
- Named after the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, with -ium. (Wiktionary)
“Last week, the New York Times reported that two new elements will be added to the periodic table -- livermorium and flerovium.”
“Dr. Terry A. Renner, executive director of the chemistry union, has said that barring "a major kerfuffle," the names livermorium and flerovium will be approved next May.”
“Do you really want to be built out of livermorium or flerovium?”
“And livermorium and flerovium were the best they could come up with?”
“The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, a union of chemists that maintains the periodic table and vets potential new additions to it, has proposed naming recently-discovered elements 114 and 116 flerovium and livermorium, respectively.”
“the list of elements - unveiled Thursday the proposed names for elements 114 and 116: flerovium (atomic symbol Fl) and livermorium (atomic symbol Lv).”
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