New Heavy Metal or Non Metal?

8th June, 2011 – according to the BBC website (click here for the article) two new elements are to be added to the periodic table.

Elements 114 and 116, given the temporary names ununquadium and ununhexium have now been included in the periodic table.

Scientists now have two importat questions to answer:

  • What shall they be called?
  • Are they metals or non metals?

Element 114 could be particularly interesting as it is found in group 4 – could we have a super dense metal with carbon like properties?

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