New Element

New Element

Postby Monroe » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:12 am

117.
Sadly I don't have a link to it. But its temp name is Ununcentium or some such-- whatever Latin is for 117. Anyway pretty cool stuff. I wonder what the upper limits an element can actually get to under current theories.
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Re: New Element

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:15 am

They should call it Unobtanium. :P

Seriously, though, that's pretty cool. Yet again, science rocks. 8)
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Re: New Element

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:37 am

For SCIENCE!
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Re: New Element

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:26 pm

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Re: New Element

Postby shran » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:13 pm

how ome ununoctium was discovered before ununseptium?
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Re: New Element

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:28 pm

Better suited for the Science forum, I believe.
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Re: New Element

Postby Tyyr » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:29 pm

They named it 117 in Latin... ugh.
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Re: New Element

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:39 pm

Sionnach Glic wrote:Better suited for the Science forum, I believe.


Indeed. :lol:
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Re: New Element

Postby stitch626 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:43 pm

Tyyr wrote:They named it 117 in Latin... ugh.

Running out of creativity...
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Re: New Element

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:58 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:Indeed. :wink:


Damn it, Tsuki, that was awesome. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Element

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:16 pm

:D
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Re: New Element

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:52 pm

Tyyr wrote:They named it 117 in Latin... ugh.


Whoever discovered it must have been the least imaginative guy in history.
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Re: New Element

Postby Captain Seafort » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:43 pm

That's standard practice - they name all elements by their Latin atomic number as a placeholder until someone comes up with a permanent name for them. Why they don't simply name them "Element 117", "Element 118", etc, I don't know.
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Re: New Element

Postby Mikey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:21 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:That's standard practice - they name all elements by their Latin atomic number as a placeholder until someone comes up with a permanent name for them. Why they don't simply name them "Element 117", "Element 118", etc, I don't know.


Because Latin sounds all science-y and elitist. :P
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Re: New Element

Postby Monroe » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:37 pm

If an element is discovered in a thousand years maybe it'll get an English name as a place holder. And aye its just a temporary name. It was discovered by a joint US-Russian research team so maybe something along those lines. Let's just hope its not called Peacium or something equally as retarded :P
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