Symbol Bh
Atomic Number 107
Atomic Mass 262 g.mol -1
Discovered by Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenberg, and colleagues

Chemical Properties of Bohrium

Group 7 Melting point Unknown
Period 7 Boiling point Unknown
Block d Density (g cm−3) Unknown
Atomic number 107 Relative atomic mass [270]
State at 20°C Solid Key isotopes 272Bh
Electron configuration [Rn] 5f16d7s2 CAS number 54037-14-8
ChemSpider ID 2293625 ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database.

What is Bohrium?

  • Bohrium is one of the synthetic elements which is not found abundantly in nature.
  • It has an atomic number of 107 and a symbol Bh. It is assumed to be a very solid metal.
  • This metal was discovered by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg in the year 1976, and it is named after a physicist from Danish naming Niels Bohr, who is very well known for the explanation of the atomic structure and theory through his model.

Uses of Bohrium

  • Since the element exists in nature very rarely, it is only used for the purpose of scientific researchers and a very little number of known applications as well as effects.

Properties of Bohrium

  • Bohrium metal has around ten isotopes out of which 270Bh is the most stable one having a half-life of about 61 seconds.
  • The atomic weight of a synthetic transuranium element is mainly based upon the longest-lived isotope of the periodic table.
  • The atomic weights have to be considered as arranged as the new isotope with the longer half-life can be produced in the future.
  • In the periodic table, Bohrium belongs to the d-block and is a transactinide element.
  • It belongs to the 7th period and is one among the elements of group 7.
  • Some of the experiments in chemistry have confirmed that this metal bohrium is as heavier homolog when compared to rhenium element in the group 7.

Practise This Question

Assertion – The non-fusible impurities present in iron ore are removed by CaCO3 .

Reason: CaCO3 which decomposes into CaO and CO2. The CaO formed reacts with SiO2 to remove silica