Periodic Table New Elements Named?

Two new elements were officially added to the periodic table this month.
When scientists discover new elements in nature they usually give them a name related to their structure.
Have the new elements been named yet? If so, what name has been assigned to them?
I just hope they went creative and came up with good names, you don't discover new Periodic table elements everyday.

asked by Oscar in Science | 3662 views | 06-12-2011 at 05:17 AM

The two new elements have not been named, but are known as 114 and 116.
The names refer to the number of protons in the nucleus of each new element.
The new elements that are part of the Periodic Table were created through a process known as cross-bombardment. They did it by hurtling particles into one another through an accelerator.
These arenít elements youíll run into in your average lab class, they're very special.

answered by Sadie | 06-12-2011 at 05:18 AM

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