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The Element Bohrium

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107

Bh

Bohrium

270

Atomic Number: 107

Atomic Weight: 270

Melting Point: Unknown

Boiling Point: Unknown

Density: Unknown

Phase at Room Temperature: Solid

Element Classification: Metal

Period Number: 7    Group Number: 7    Group Name: none

Radioactive and Artificially Produced

What's in a name? Named after the scientist Niels Bohr.

Say what? Bohrium is pronounced as BORE-ee-em.

History and Uses:

First produced in 1976 by scientists working at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, and later confirmed in 1981 by Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenber and their team working at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany, bohrium was produced by bombarding a target of bismuth-209 with ions of chromium-54.

Bohrium's most stable isotope, bohrium-270, has a half-life of about 1 minute. It decays into dubnium-266 through alpha decay.

Since only a few atoms of bohrium have ever been made, there are currently no uses for bohrium outside of basic scientific research.

Estimated Crustal Abundance: Not Applicable

Estimated Oceanic Abundance: Not Applicable

Number of Stable Isotopes: 0   (View all isotope data)

Ionization Energy: Unknown

Oxidation States: Unknown

Electron Shell Configuration:

(Unconfirmed)

1s2

2s2   2p6

3s2   3p6   3d10

4s2   4p6   4d10   4f14

5s2   5p6   5d10   5f14

6s2   6p6   6d5

7s2