Thursday, 17 June 2010

Heard of the element darmstadtium? My mug hasn't

The periodic table is large and rich, but most of us are a touch hazy about the newest elements, the heavy substances that sit at the far end of the table and have only been around, in the case of darmstadtium, since 1994. But even after 1994, element 110 wasn't darmstadtium, it was ununnilium.
Confused? Time to find out more in my latest addition to the Royal Society of Chemistry's series of podcasts Chemistry in its Element

 Take a listen, or select darmstadtium from the list of my element podcasts below:

       

                               
   
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