Goodbye Ununbium, Hello Copernicium

Thirteen years after it was discovered by Dr. Sigurd Hofmann at the Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany, element 112 has been given a proper name in honor of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Henceforth, new periodic tables will no longer list this element with its placeholder name ununbium (Uub) but with its permanent name. Dr.…
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The Value Of Chemical Research

Greetings and welcome to The Stuff of Life. My intention in creating this blog is to bring a sense of understanding and appreciation of chemistry and biochemistry research to the general public. These sciences are the foundation of many technologies that we rely on for our daily lives from new materials to computer technology to…
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