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Chemical properties of ununoctium - Health effects of ununoctium - Environmental effects of ununoctium
|Electronegativity according to Pauling||unknown|
|Discovered by||Team of Berkeley Lab scientists, 1999|
In 1999, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced the discovery of elements 116 and 118, in a paper published in Physical Review Letters. The following year, they published a retraction after other researchers were unable to duplicate the results. In June 2002, the director of the lab announced that the original claim of the discovery of these two elements had been based on data fabricated by principal author Victor Ninov.
Ununoctium would probably share the properties of its group, the noble gases, resembling radon in its chemical properties.
Ununoctium doesn’t occur naturally, it has not been found in the earth’s crust, so there is no reason to consider its health hazards.
Ununoctium doesn’t occur naturally, it has not been found in the earth’s crust, so there is no reason to consider its environmental effects.
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