Petition to Name New Element

A petition on Change.org has been created asking IUPUI, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to name element 117, currently called Ununseptium “Octarine” in honor of the late Sir Terry Pratchett.

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Atomic Weight Change

Ten elements on the Periodic Table of Elements are undergoing revision as scientists revise the way their atomic weights are represented. hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, chlorine, and thallium will no longer be shown as having a single atomic weight, but rather a range of weights. The new table more accurately reflects fluctuation in the atomic weight of those elements.

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