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Roentgenium

noun;
The newest-named element in the periodic table, with atomic number 111 and atomic mass 272 Origin: This element was named after the German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen and has his name for its root morpheme. It is also composed of the generic noun affix –ium that is attached to most of the heavier elements being named these days.
 
Roentgenium was officially named today, honey! Isn’t it thrilling to have 111 official elements in the periodic table?
Source : dad, chemistry professor
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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