Livermorium - the smelliest element

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There’s something fishy about this claim.

It goes well with Fava beans and a nice Chianti.

My first thought that Lv might be in the same column as osmium, which is named from the Greek “osme” meaning smell. Apparantly OsO4 is really stinky, but you wouldn’t want to smell that either because it’s used as a tissue stain, and can permanently stain your corneas.

But being under sulfur makes sense too. Pretty cool! I didn’t know about these videos, so thanks for that.

ETA: of course, I think calf’s liver is pretty smelly, so that makes sense too.

here’s derek lowe talking about compounds a little further up the column–

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