Facts about Rutherfordium
Facts about Rutherfordium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Rutherfordium
The Element Rutherfordium is defined as...
An artificially produced radioactive element with atomic number 104 whose most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers of 253, 255, 257, and 259 with half-lives of 1.8, 1.6, 4.7, and 3.4 seconds, respectively.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Rutherfordium
What are the origins of the word Rutherfordium ?
Named in honor of Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealand chemist and physicist.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Rutherfordium
Rutherfordium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Rutherfordium
First synthesized at the Joint Nuclear Research Institute at Dubna, in Russia, in 1964 - leading to the name Dubnium (Db).
Rutherfordium was synthesized by Albert Ghiorso in 1969 at the University of California and named in honor of Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealand chemist and physicist.
Also named as Kurchatovium (Ku) in honor of Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov (1903-1960) the former Head of Soviet Nuclear Research
IUPAC - the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry adopted Unnilquadium (symbol Unq) as a temporary name
Occurrence of the element Rutherfordium in the Atmosphere
Common Uses of Rutherfordium
No known use
The Properties of the Element Rutherfordium
Name of Element : Rutherfordium
Other Names: Unnilquadium (Unq), Dubnium (Db)
Symbol of Element : Rf
Atomic Number of Rutherfordium : 104
Atomic Mass: 261.0 amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons in Rutherfordium : 104
Number of Neutrons in Rutherfordium : 157
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Color of Rutherfordium : Unknown
The element Rutherfordium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Rutherfordium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Rutherfordium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Rutherfordium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Rutherfordium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Rutherfordium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Rutherfordium was synthesized by Albert Ghiorso in 1969 at the University of California. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Rutherfordium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Rutherfordium
Information Facts about the Rutherfordium Element