Darmstadtium

Darmstadtium
Darmstadtium
Symbol Ds
Atomic Number 110
Atomic Mass 261.9 g.mol -1 
Discovered by Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung(1994)

Chemical Properties

Group 10 Melting point Unknown
Period 7 Boiling point Unknown
Block d Density (g cm−3) Unknown
Atomic number 110 Relative atomic mass [281]
State at 20°C Solid Key isotopes 281Ds
Electron configuration [Rn] 5f16d7s1 CAS number 54083-77-1
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What is Darmstadtium?

  • Darmstadtium (Ds) is a synthetic chemical element with atomic number 110 and symbol Ds in the Periodic Table.
  • It was first created by the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung ( Society for Heavy Ion Research ) in the year 1994. Credit for the discovery goes to Sigurd Hofmann, Peter Armbruster, and Gottfried Münzenberg.
  • The discovery was near a City called Darmstadt, Germany and this is the reason it was named Darmstadtium.

Uses of Darmstadtium

  • Presently, there are no uses or applications of Darmstadtium. It is only used for research purposes. Biological use is yet to be known.

Properties of Darmstadtium

  • It is a man-made element of which only a few atoms have ever been created. It was created in a heavy ion accelerator using atoms of lead & nickel. Thus, most of its properties have been predicted.
  • It is a d-block transactinide element in the periodic table and a member of the 7th period which is placed in group 10 elements.
  • It was predicted that this element contains similar properties as that of its homologues, palladium, nickel, and platinum.
  • The element has no naturally occurring or stable isotopes. The most stable known isotope is darmstadtium whose life is expected be approximately 10 seconds.
  • Darmstadtium is expected to be solid at room temperature and a very heavy metal with a density of 34.8 g/cm3

Environment Effects of Darmstadtium

  • These elements have very unstable nuclei and it does not occur naturally in nature. Due to its short life, it is not harmful to the environment.

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