Ununpentium shell

Ununpentium, with a staggering hundred and fifteen protons in its nucleus, is the newest, soon-to-be-added, element in the periodic table. Unum is Latin for ‘one’, and Pent- is Greek for ‘five’, so the name of this synthetic super-heavy element literally means 1-1-5-ium. It lies right below Bismuth in the periodic table, and hence was once knows as eka-bismuth.

[Eka means ‘one’ in Sanskrit; here’s my earlier post about Sanskrit in the periodic table.]

#periodictable #elements #science


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