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Futureproof Extra: Superheavy Elements

The periodic table is a cornerstone of the science world and core to how we understand the world ...

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07.30 2 Feb 2021


Futureproof Extra: Superheavy Elements



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07.30 2 Feb 2021


The periodic table is a cornerstone of the science world and core to how we understand the world around us.

But the periodic table is a living document, one that has undergone significant change since its inception in 1869.

So, how are we adding to the periodic table and what exactly are these superheavy elements?

Dr Kit Chapman, award-winning science journalist and broadcaster & author of ‘Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table’ joined Jonathan to discuss.

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