• Question: If you created a new element/atom what would you name it and why?

    Asked by emilyh to Jamie, Jodie, Kat, Mark, Niamh on 21 Mar 2011 in Categories: . This question was also asked by bones.
    • Photo: Jamie Pringle

      Jamie Pringle answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Hello emilyh / bones,

      Wow! Something I’d never be lucky enough to do but I’ll have a go at answering!

      I’d probably name it something dull like Natius or Pippyus after my kids, dull eh!

    • Photo: Niamh Nic Daeid

      Niamh Nic Daeid answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      HI emilyh and Bones

      what an interesting question… I think it would be nice to name it after Ireland maybe…like Americium is names after America… don’t really know though

    • Photo: Jodie Dunnett

      Jodie Dunnett answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Dunnettium – you have to try and get your name in there somewhere don’t you?!

    • Photo: Mark Hill

      Mark Hill answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Hi Emilyh and Bones,

      If I could create a new element, I would want it to (impossibly) sit below Bismuth in atomic mass. I would not like to create a radioactive element – or one with a common radioactive isotope. I like the idea of producing a semi-metalloid element, similar to carbon, or silicon, which would have high tensile strength, abundance and stability, yet still be able to form useful stable compounds.

      Markellium, symbol Mk might be an idea!

      I like the originality of this question.