I am curious in the periodic table we have about 118 elements... 98 or so can be found in nature.

My question has anybody proved that their can only be finite amount of atoms.

Thus a finite amount of elements on the periodic tables.

I know in theory elements using the Bohr model > 137 would have problems

But these atoms would have to work totally different or we would have to generalize are understanding of how atoms really work.

But saying we got it right this would imply we can stop searching for elements because none will ever be obtained beyond 137 at best.

This though does not imply a finite amount of molecules unless restrictions on what can bond to what is known and in that way maybe show finiteness of this (but it would be probably rather large or infinity almost for are purposes)

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Curious if we assume that their can be only at most a finite amount of elements say 137 do we have some bonding theory that could prove only a finite way of combineding these atoms on the periodic table ... thus proving finite amount of different molecular structures ?

Or is this not know for sure ... I am assuming it is not known and unsolved

My question has anybody proved that their can only be finite amount of atoms.

Thus a finite amount of elements on the periodic tables.

I know in theory elements using the Bohr model > 137 would have problems

Unless of course their where weird electron teleporation stuff occurring ... some type of two worlds or entanglement theory.The Bohr model exhibits difficulty for atoms with atomic number greater than 137, for the speed of an electron in a 1s electron orbital would be faster then the speed of light. So if one assumes that nothing travels faster then the speed of light in space except for space itself we would be lead to the conclusion/strong support that their would only be at most 137 elements/atoms every. A FINITE AMOUNT

But these atoms would have to work totally different or we would have to generalize are understanding of how atoms really work.

But saying we got it right this would imply we can stop searching for elements because none will ever be obtained beyond 137 at best.

This though does not imply a finite amount of molecules unless restrictions on what can bond to what is known and in that way maybe show finiteness of this (but it would be probably rather large or infinity almost for are purposes)

Question

Curious if we assume that their can be only at most a finite amount of elements say 137 do we have some bonding theory that could prove only a finite way of combineding these atoms on the periodic table ... thus proving finite amount of different molecular structures ?

Or is this not know for sure ... I am assuming it is not known and unsolved

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