Arsenic, Lead, Mercury… and Lemmy?
The rock world lost one of the greats recently with the passing of Lemmy from Motorhead. And in the world of chemistry there were recently 4 'super-heavy' metals added to the periodic table.
And in a fitting tribute, there's an online petition to name one of these metals after the late Motorhead front man. You can sign the petition here if you'd like.
The petition states, "Heavy rock lost its most iconic figure over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister. Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal. We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered Heavy Metals in the Periodic table is named Lemmium."
The four radioactive 'super-heavy' elements currently are known by temporary names and the petition doesn't have a designation to which element should be named after Lemmy. However I have a proposition for which one. The 4 new elements have atomic numbers of 113, 115, 117, and 118. Number 117 currently goes by Ununseptium. THIS one should become Lemmium. Why you ask? Well, because "Ace of Spades" was released on October 27, 1980. 10 + 27 + 80 = 117