|Discovered by||Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2000)|
Chemical Properties of Livermorium
|Block||p||Density (g cm−3)||Unknown|
|Atomic number||116||Relative atomic mass|||
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||293Lv|
|Electron configuration||[Rn]5f14 6d10 7s2 7p4||CAS number||54100-71-9|
|ChemSpider ID||–||ChemSpider is a free chemical database|
What is Livermorium?
- Livermorium is a synthetic chemical element with the atomic number 116 and symbol Lv in the Periodic Table.
- It is a highly radioactive element, which cannot be found naturally in the Earth’s Crust but can be created in the laboratory.
- It was discovered by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Joint Institute of Nuclear Research.
Uses of Livermorium
- Presently, it does not have any commercial uses, except being used in the research field.
- As it is not found in nature, there is no chance of being affected by it.
Physical Properties of Livermorium
- In the Periodic table, it is placed in the p-block transactinide element, it is a member of 7th period and is arranged in group 16.
- Four isotopes have been identified with atomic mass numbers 290,291,292,293 and all these are highly radioactive.
- The longest-lived isotope is livermorium is 293 with a half-life nearly 60 milliseconds.
- It is predicted that Livermorium may possess similar characteristics as that of it’s lighter homologous like oxygen, tellurium, and sulphur.