Names of Elements after 70 Years - Time for New Systematization?

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E. Szabo

Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava

Keywords: chemical elements, update of nomenclature, Slovak language


The work presents a unified synthesis of traditional aspects of adaptation of element names with more recent questions of the contemporary practices of naming new elements. We show that adaptation may be formulated as a system based on a few basic rules so that, in the future, the names would not need to be adjusted in steps and ad hoc. The same system shows, however, that many elements are currently listed with names that are adapted only partially or incorrectly, and these issues deserve adequate attention.


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