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Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

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Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

Sign the petition, which asks that 117 be christened "'Octarine', with the proposed symbol Oc (pronounced 'ook')".
   Octarine, in the Discworld books, is known as 'the colour of magic', which forms the title of Pratchett's first ever Discworld book. According to Disc mythology, octarine is visible only to wizards and cats, and is generally described as a sort of greenish-yellow purple colour, which seems perfect for what will probably be the final halogen in the periodic table.
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

No, it needs to be Roddenberrium... Cool
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

Or Ziggyroxium
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

I personally think it should be called SevenUpium  Tongue
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

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No, it needs to be Roddenberrium... Cool

There's four elements up for naming. Element 117 is member of group 17. The other 5 elements in the group are  fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), iodine (I), and astatine so Octarine is very approriate.
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

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If there are 5 others in the group why have they not suggested 'sextorine'  Wink

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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

According to IUPAC rules, which state that elements must be named after "a mythological concept or character; a mineral, or similar substance; a place or geographical region; a property of the element; or a scientist".
Which of those does sextorine come under?
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

Well, for me, sex is a mythological concept!  Wink
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Re: Help make element 117 be christened 'Octarine'

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must be named after "a mythological concept"

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There's four elements up for naming. Element 117 is member of group 17. The other 5 elements in the group are  fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), iodine (I), and astatine so Octarine is very approriate.

Well, Roddenberrine then... Grin