FOX NEWS -- Four new elements have been added to the standard periodic table and their creators from Japan, Russia and the United States will now come up with permanent names and symbols for them.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced that atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 had been added to the list. This now completes the 7th period of the periodic table of elements.
“The chemistry community is eager to see its most cherished table finally being completed down to the seventh row,” Jan Reedijk, president of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the IUPAC, said in a statement. “IUPAC has now initiated the process of formalizing names and symbols for these elements temporarily named ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium and ununoctium.”