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New Elemental VIstas


In recent decades, physics and chemistry have been active in contributing new words and names to the English word-stock - a fact for which logologists are duly thankful: the more words there are for them to use, the more they can accomplish. Playing only a very minor role in the overall picture have been new names for chemical elements, since progress in discovering or creating additional elements is excruciatingly slow. For quite a number of years, the number of elements with firmly established names has stood at 103, the elements involved spanning the range from HYDROGEN (element 1) to LAWRENCIUM (element 103).