Heaviest Element Officially Named Copernicium

The heaviest element yet known is now officially named "Copernicium," after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Copernicum has the atomic number 112 - this number denotes the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. It is 277 times heavier than hydrogen, making it the heaviest element officially recognized by international union for chemistry IUPAC.
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