What is Bohrium?
Bohrium is a synthetic chemical element which is represented with the symbol Bh and has an atomic number 107. Its name is derived from a Danish physicist named Niels Bohr.
|Symbol of Bohrium||Bh|
|Atomic Number of Bohrium||107|
|Atomic Mass of Bohrium||262 g.mol-1|
|Discovered by||Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenberg, and colleagues|
Chemical Properties of Bohrium
|Block||d||Density (g cm−3)||Unknown|
|Atomic number||107||Relative atomic mass|||
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||272Bh|
|Electron configuration||[Rn] 5f14 6d5 7s2||CAS number||54037-14-8|
|ChemSpider ID||2293625||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database.|
- 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.