Element of confusion

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Sir

I enjoyed your News Feature “A very brief encounter” (Nature 418, 815–816; 2002) on the very heavy elements and their reactivity. I was a little perplexed, however, by the periodic table on page 816 that identified element 110 as H, particularly as H is already included elsewhere in the table (correctly) as element 1, hydrogen. Element 110, of course, is not yet named.

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Joyner, R. Element of confusion. Nature 419, 248 (2002) doi:10.1038/419248c

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