|Block||d||Density (g cm−3)||Unknown|
|Atomic number||110||Relative atomic mass|||
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||281Ds|
|Electron configuration||[Rn] 5f14 6d9 7s1||CAS number||54083-77-1|
|ChemSpider ID||–||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database.|
- 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.
- Presently, there are no uses or applications of Darmstadtium. It is only used for research purposes. Biological use is yet to be known.
- 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
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.