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New Periodic Table Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry presented its proposal for public review

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    An entry on the periodic table of the elements filled in and autographed by physics professors Joe Hamilton and A. V. Ramayya is displayed at Vanderbilt University Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Hamilton has discovered a new element and named it tennessine after Tennessee, making it the second element named after a state. Californium is the first. Ramayya assisted Hamilton in the research.

    Four new names are going to be added to the periodic table of elements, according to NBC News.

    Three of the new elements will honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The fourth is named for Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian. The names were recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. 

    Joining the table will be Moscovium, with the symbol Mc for element 115; tennessine, symbol Ts for element 117; Nihonium, symbol Nh for element 113; and Oganesson, symbol Og for element 118. 

    The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, which rules on chemical element names, presented its proposal for public review. The public comment period will end on Nov. 8.