Is the periodic table hanging in your lab, classroom, or office woefully out of date? Replace that old relic with a free updated periodic table from ACS Publications! No longer will you need to stare at table with the old provisional names for these most-recently discovered elements, including ununtrium for 113, ununpentium for 115, ununseptium for 117 and ununoctium for 118. We proudly present a recently updated periodic table, now complete with the provisional names for the new elements 113, 115, 117 and 118, (nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson) from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
What’s new in the updated periodic table?
Nihonium commemorates the element’s discovery in Japan. Then, moscovium honors Moscow, home to Russia’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Tennessine honors the many Tennessee-based institutions that have played important roles in the discovery of new elements, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Finally, oganesson honors Yuri Oganessian, a researcher at Russia’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Oganessian is only the second living person with an element named after him, after seaborgium, named for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher (and former ACS President!) Glenn Seaborg.
Download a PDF version of the brand new table. Then you can print it out for your desk, office or lab, at whichever size suits you best. The PDF files of this table are all scalable, so you can print as big or small as you like. Alternatively, you can also just stick with the common sizes we have provided. The periodic table of the elements is an essential tool for chemists of all kinds. It is also an evolving document, changing with new discoveries. The addition of these four new elements completes the table’s 7 row. This development is not only scientifically current, but lends the table an aesthetically pleasing sense of balance. Don’t settle for an outdated periodic table any longer!