element 106

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Related to element 106: seaborgium, Element 109, Element 108
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Noun1.element 106 - a transuranic element
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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Photographs of Seaborg often show him standing in front of the periodic table of elements; recent photos show him pointing to element 106, for which his colleagues proposed the name "seaborgium" in recognition of a lifetime of scientific contributions and discoveries.
For these achievements, Seaborg was honored by having element 106 named for him (3/19/94, p.
32 Between 1940 and 1955 he and his colleagues discovered 10 new elements including plutonium: element 106 is named for him.