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Oganesson is proven to be the Element 118 in Periodic Table for Chemistry

Updated on November 30, 2017
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Russian Scientist Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian

Russian Nuclear Physicist Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian
Russian Nuclear Physicist Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian | Source

General Information of Element 118

The proposal is in line with the tradition of honoring a scientist and recognizes Professor Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian. He is a Russian nuclear physicist of Armenian descent, who is considered the world's leading researcher in super heavy chemical elements. He was born on April 14,1933 for his pioneering contributions to transactinoid elements research. His many achievements include the discovery of super heavy elements and significant advances in the nuclear physics of super heavy nuclei including experimental evidence for the “island of stability”.
The provisional name for element 118 is Oganesson (Og) in recognition of the pioneering contributions of Yuri Oganessian to a super heavy element research. Oganessian's vision and determination created this opportunity for the significant expansion of the periodic table and knowledge of super heavy nuclei.

Oganesson, whch is chemical symbol Og is a transactinide chemical element with the atomic number 118 in the periodic table. It is a synthetic element, also known as element 118, or eka-radon.

Speaking in the of Properties of Oganesson

Oganesson has one known isotope, 294Og, with a half-life of about 0.89 milliseconds. Through alpha decay, it turns into 290Lv (livermorium-290).

The atomic weight for man-made transuranium elements is based on the longest-lived isotope. These atomic weights should be considered provisional since a new isotope with a longer half-life could be produced in the future.

It was first synthesized in 2002 by a joint team of Russian and American scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia.

In 2006, the element was officially announced by the Dubna team and by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, who had been working with the Dubna scientists.

Readers and viewers must take note that Dubna is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia. This is the home to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), an international nuclear physics research center and one of the largest scientific foundations. It is located in Russia that is under between Europe and Asian Region.

On November 28 ,2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry or known as IUPAC approved the name Oganesson, symbol Og for the element 118.

On October 24, 2017 Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian was awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", II class for the significant contributions to the advancement of science, education and qualified specialist training.

Element 118 is totally proven that it is Oganesson (Og) and actual confirmation based on final conclusion

In December 2015, the Joint Working Party of international scientific bodies International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) recognized the element's discovery and assigned the priority of the discovery to the Dubna–Livermore collaboration. This was on account of two 2009 and 2010 confirmations of the properties of the granddaughter of 294Og, 286Fl, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as the observation of another consistent decay chain of 294Og by the Dubna group in 2012. The goal of that experiment had been the synthesis of 294Ts via the reaction 249Bk(48Ca,3n), but the short half-life of 249Bk resulted in a significant quantity of the target having decayed to 249Cf, resulting in the synthesis of oganesson instead of tennessine.

This is my actual proof of Oganesson
Element Properties
atomic number is 118
atomic weight is 294
electron configuration (Rn)5f146d107s27p6

This is my actual conclusion on my article in Chemistry

that Oganesson has the highest atomic number and highest atomic mass of all known elements. Based on the author's findings, here is the actual result of element properties that is mentioned below:
Element Properties
atomic number 118
atomic weight 294
electron configuration (Rn)5f146d107s27p6


Chemistry Sources of Oganesson

The Russian scientists who produced Oganesson (Og) bombarded atoms of californium with ions of calcium for 1,080 hours. This resulted in three atoms of Oganesson.

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Important sources

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Chemistry World

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

Live Science

New York Times

Nuclear Physics

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This is the element 118 and that is Oganesson
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Chemical Element 118 Oganesson with Atomic weight

This is the element 118 and that is Oganesson with atomic Weight
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