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Where Does the Periodic Table End?

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By Colin A. Scholes

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements to highlight its first publication 150 years ago. Since then, new elements have been added to the table. Is there a final element, or are ever-increasing atomic numbers possible?

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