- Journal Article
A procedure is proposed to name new chemical elements. After the discovery of a new element is established by the joint IUPAC-IUPAP Working Group, the discoverers are invited to propose a name and a symbol to the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division. Elements can be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property or a scientist. After examination and acceptance by the Inorganic Chemistry Division, the proposal follows the accepted IUPAC procedure and is then ratified by the Council of IUPAC. This document is a slightly amended version of the 2002 IUPAC Recommendations; the most important change is that the names of all new elements should have an ending that reflects and maintains historical and chemical consistency. This would be in general “-ium” for elements belonging to groups 1–16, i.e. including the f-block elements, “-ine” for elements of group 17 and “-on” for elements of group 18. Mehr anzeigen
Zeitschrift / SeriePure and Applied Chemistry
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ThemaElement; Inorganic Chemistry Division; Naming process; Nomenclature; Periodic table; Recommendations
Organisationseinheit03424 - Koppenol, Willem H.
02513 - Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie / Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
AnmerkungenIt was possible to publish this article open access thanks to a Swiss National Licence with the publisher.