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Tuesday, September 21

The Noble Gases

What's wrong with this picture?
So like you have to stretch your belief in Bungie's er myth making abilities to accept the truth of this next post.

One keen chemistry student has made the following match between his homework and the Periodic Table and placed it somwhere on the forums at Bungie.net:

"So I'm doing my Chem Homework, and I'm reading the Periodic Table. I look down and suddenly something catches my eye.

The Halogens in Group 17.

What's the last element in that group? Why it's Ununseptium, Atomic Number 117.

Now tell me, what is the group right next to it? It's group number 18.

The Noble gasses.

What do you think, legitimate secret Bungie scheme or best Chemistry coincidence ever?

There are 6 noble gases btw."

A coincidence at best me thinks but a nice one! Indeed, Ununseptium is not a real element, it's more of those ones cooked up by scientists in the lab, as per the NEVER WRONG Wikipedia entry for Halogens:

The halogens or halogen elements are a series of nonmetal elements from Group 17 IUPAC Style (formerly: VII, VIIA) of the periodic table, comprising fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), iodine (I), and astatine (At). The artificially created element 117, provisionally referred to by the systematic name ununseptium, may also be a halogen.

Either way the kid gets and A for Effort in my book!

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