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Universal Order (Posted on 2005-02-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What comes next in the following non-mathematical sequence?

89, 47, 13, 95, 18, 33, 85, 79, 5, 56, 4, 97, ...

No Solution Yet Submitted by Juggler    
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re(3): Possible error? | Comment 8 of 13 |
(In reply to re(2): Possible error? by Juggler)

No clue.

The only thing I could come up with is that element 107, bohrium, was originally named neilsbohrium by the ACS over objections from IUPAC and was given the symbol Ns. The dispute was finally resolved and the name was agreed to be bohrium, with the symbol Bh, but if you're referring to the old ACS notation, then that would explain why 107 is not between 4 and 97 in the sequence.

But, I searched all around for any alternate names for bismuth (Bi--83) and berkelium (Bk--97) that would result in bismuth coming after berkelium, and I couldn't find anything, so I have no idea...

  Posted by yocko on 2005-02-09 02:23:11

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