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Nihonium

Atomic Number: 113 Atomic Radius: empirical: 170 pm (predicted)[1]
Atomic Symbol: Nh Melting Point: 700 K ​(430 °C, ​810 °F) (predicted)[1]
Atomic Weight: 286 Boiling Point: 1430 K ​(1130 °C, ​2070 °F) (predicted)[1][4]
Electron Configuration: [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p1 (predicted)[1] Oxidtion States −1, 1, 3, 5 ​(predicted)[1][4][5]

History

On November 28th, 2016 element 113 was named “nihonium” with the symbol Nh. The name was proposed by the discoverers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan. The name means mean “the Land of Rising Sun” and comes from the word “Nihon,” which means “Japan” in Japanese.
IUPAC announcement.

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