Changes in the Periodic Table

Element numbers 114 and 116 in the periodic table finally have their names. Element 114 is Flerovium (Fl) and is named after the Russian physicist Georgiy Flerov. Livermorium (Lv) is the name for element 116. The name recognizes one of the laboratories, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in California, USA, where work was done to discover this element. The two elements don’t occur in nature and were created in a laboratory by smashing different atoms together. They were officially added to the periodic table last year. The periodic table is an organized list of chemical elements according to certain characteristics the elements have.

Here are two videos. The first is a fun song called “The Elements”. The other is Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe singing The Elements. These new elements are not included in the song.