|Block||d||Density (g cm−3)||Unknown|
|Atomic number||104||Relative atomic mass|||
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||265Rf|
|Electron configuration||[Rn]5f14 6d2 7s2||CAS number||53850-36-5|
|ChemSpider ID||11201447||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database.|
- Rutherfordium is a chemical element with atomic number 104 and symbol Rf, named in honor of New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford.
- It is a synthetic element ie., an element which is not found in nature but can be prepared in the laboratory.
- It can be created by bombarding Californium-249 with a Carbon-12 nuclei.
- Presently, it does not have any uses or application except being used in research. As it is not found in nature, there is no chance of being affected by it.
- Rutherfordium is a d-block element, member of 7th period and belongs to group 4 elements in the periodic table.
- It is a kind of transuranium and radioactive element which cannot be found in nature.
- It does not have any stable or naturally occurring isotopes.
- Many radioactive isotopes have been created in the lab, either by observing decay of heavier metals or by fusing two elements.