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Will the Periodic Table Ever Be Complete?

Recently, humanity filled the periodic table up to atomic number 118, which nicely rounds out that row. But are we done yet? Have we discovered all of the different elements? And what is an “island of stability?”

Learn about the 4 Newest Elements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9bzQIsQMAI

Learn about Richard Feynman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJw3OLB9sI

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Sources:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ed067p7
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/four_elements_will_be_added_to_the_periodic_table_here_s_what_you_need_to.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja02218a004
http://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook/35_pt/JCE_PTs_1934_medium.pdf
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-will-we-reach-end-periodic-table-180957851/?no-ist
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2010/November/ColumnThecrucible.asp
https://books.google.com/books?id=sKwpDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA11
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160115-how-many-more-chemical-elements-are-there-for-us-to-find
https://www.superheavies.de/english/research_program/highlights_element_117.htm.

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