New Four Elements Included in Periodic Table [ Current Affairs ]


Four proposed names for the four new elements have been announced by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) which were added in periodic table in January 2016. The nuclear researchers have discovered the element and give those names and symbols. And they will be finalized after community review and formal nod by the IUPAC Council.

Key facts

  • All these four elements are excellent heavy and are artificial in nature i. e. they were created in laboratory.
  • These new elements are:
  1. Nihonium (Nh)
  2. Moscovium (Mc)
  3. Tennessine (Ts)
  4. Oganesson (Og)
  • They were placed in the seventh row of the periodic table.
  • Their addition has completed the seventh row of the periodic table of the elements.

four new elements added in Periodic Table

four new elements added in Periodic Table

Atomic No

Element Name

Element Symbol





It was made by a group of Japanese researchers. The element includes word “Nihon” which means Japan in Japanese.




It has been named after Russian capital Moscow.




It has been named after American state of Tennessee by American researchers. Indian scientist Susanta Lahiri also had played an significant role in discovering it.




It is Named in honour of Russian researcher Yuri Oganessian.

And only the second element to be named after a living scientist.

About International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

  • IUPAC is panel of scientist that governs chemical research and the admission of the new elements in the periodic table.
  • Names of the elements must mirror one of the physical characteristics or chemical properties, a place, a mineral, a scientist (living or dead), or a mythological concept it’s a rule of IUPAC.
  • The names of elements are finalized by IUPAC which are easy to translate crosswise major languages.
  • The names usually have endings like “-ine”, “-ium, ” or “-on, ” depending on the consortium of elements they belongs.

- Published on: June 13, 2016