New Element Added to the Periodic Table


by Irma Arkus

Yeey for science! The Periodic Table is being updated with a new, superheavy element added to the roster. he International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) will add the element 112, known only as UUB, is a lab-manufactured element, produced by using zinc and lead.

The decision to include the superheavy element in the Periodic Table will undoubtedly result in various teams competing for production of an even heavier element.

Time to burn your old chem books now. [New Scientist]