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  • n. The systematic element name for the chemical element with atomic number 117 (symbol Uus)


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  • Even though the name ununseptium (symbol: Uus) is only temporary, Russian and U.S. scientists still have made an important discovery of a new chemical element, one with an atomic number of Z = 117.

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  • For the moment, the discovery will be known as ununseptium, a very unwhimsical Latinate placeholder that refers to the element's atomic number, 117. - News

  • The element - which has no formal name but is known as ununseptium - was created by accelerating an atom of calcium (element 20) in a cyclotron and smashing it into an atom of berkelium (element 97).

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  • After a lot of bombarding things that were made out of other bombarded things, scientists had their new element, which they temporarily dubbed ununseptium (Latin for 117-ness).

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  • For the moment, the discovery will be known as ununseptium, a very unwhimsical, latinate placeholder that refers to the element's atomic number, 117.

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  • The element 117 is roughly 40 per cent heavier than lead and has been given the temporary name ununseptium, which refers to its atomic number.

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  • As for the element currently known as ununseptium, it is up to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, which oversees the periodic table of the elements, to confirm the discovery and give ununseptium a permanent name.

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  • The latest element to be discovered - or rather created, since it's a man-made one - is called 'ununseptium'.

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  • Left to nature, the element temporarily called "ununseptium" for its place on the periodic table of the elements - Latin, roughly, for "117-ness" - would never have materialized.

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  • Or that's how we strapped-for-cash ununseptium-watchers would like to see things. comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the

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  • The systematic element name placeholder for element Z=117, also known by the temporary symbol Uus, as oroboros listed in the comment below. Also historically called eka-astatine in Dmitri Mendeleev's naming system for predicted but as-yet undiscovered elements.

    April 15, 2010

  • Uus

    November 26, 2007