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The Four "New" Elements & How We Got Them–Speaking of Chemistry

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    The periodic table just got four new elements, but this isn't as groundbreaking as recent headlines would have you believe.

    Join Speaking of Chemistry's resident killjoy to find out why.

    Seriously, though, this is some really cool chemistry.

    We want to thank C&EN's elemental expert Jyllian Kemsley and chemist/chemical linguist Shawn Burdette of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for their help with this episode.

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    And if you want to learn more about these elements, check out these great resources:

    Seventh Row Of The Periodic Table Is Now Complete With Addition Of Four Elements | C&EN
    http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/2016/01/Seventh-Row-Periodic-Table-Complete.html

    The Periodic Table's Four New Elements | Compound Interest
    http://www.compoundchem.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/The-Periodic-Tables-4-New-Elements.png

    Naming Superheavy Halogen and Noble Elements | Chemistry International
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ci.2013.35.issue-6/ci.2013.35.6.26/ci.2013.35.6.26.xml

    These Four Feminist Periodic Table Element Names Should Definitely Be Considered For The Four Newbies | Bustle
    http://www.bustle.com/articles/133264-these-four-feminist-periodic-table-element-names-should-definitely-be-considered-for-the-four-newbies

    Make Way for Moscovium? | Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
    http://www.jinr.ru/posts/discovery-of-the-new-chemical-elements-with-numbers-113-115-117-and-118-2/

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