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Californium


Californium


Name Californium
Atomic Number 98
Atomic Weight 125
Symbol Cf
Melting Point ( °C ) 1173
Boiling Point ( °C ) 11743
Density (g/cm3) 15.1
Earth crust (%) 0.00
Discovery (Year) new
Group f-block
Electron configuration [Rn] 5f10 7s
Ionization energy (eV) 608

Discovery of Californium

Californium was discovered in 1950, as Californium had no stable isotopes for it’s time. The bombarded Curium with Helium alpha particles to name Californium. As named, it was named and founded by the University of California. The University of California had founded Californium by combining Curium and alpha particles of Helium. Californium is known for it’s major successes in accumulating nuclear synthesis of other higher elements. Californium has no major medical uses, but can be used for nuclear reactors, and is one of the major fueling majors out there. Californium is actually happened to be an abundant element on earth, as it was created by man. The element is quite abundant on earth, but does not exist out in the Universe itself. The phase Californium is usually found in is a solid and regular temperatures. The element is a metal, formed as an actinide.

The density of the element consists of 15.1 g-cm

Melting Points: 1173 K (900 C) Boiling: 11743 K (1470 C)

The element is known to be a conductor. The element of Californium happens to be the last element that has stable nuclei. After this element, every other element’s nucleus is unstable.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californium#Characteristics http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele098.html

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