How many known elements are there now?
Asked by: Yekaterina
As of now there are 118 known elements.
Note that the elements such as 118 (Oganesson) are very unstable, although
Oganesson technically should be a noble gas and thus stable, it has an incredibly
short life and will decay to element 116 in a fraction of a second.
It has been theorized that elements with atomic numbers approaching 125 will be
stable at normal conditions and could be used for various industrial purposes.
Answered by: David Balson, Ph.D., String Theorist, PPARC, United Kingdom
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