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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter January 1, 2009

Naming of new elements(IUPAC Recommendations 2002)

W. H. Koppenol

Abstract

A procedure is proposed to name new elements. After the discovery of a new element is established by a joint IUPAC­IUPAP 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 submitted to the IUPAC Council for approval.

Published Online: 2009-01-01
Published in Print: 2002-01-01

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