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  • n. The chemical element with atomic number 114 (symbol Fl).


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Named after the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, with -ium.


  • Last week, the New York Times reported that two new elements will be added to the periodic table -- livermorium and flerovium.

    Malcolm Kushner: It's Elementary

  • 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.

    Malcolm Kushner: It's Elementary

  • Do you really want to be built out of livermorium or flerovium?

    Malcolm Kushner: It's Elementary

  • And livermorium and flerovium were the best they could come up with?

    Malcolm Kushner: It's Elementary

  • 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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  • This name was once briefly suggested for nobelium, which may be enough to scupper it with the IUPAC.

    June 22, 2011