Bohrium (Bh) – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

bohrium element periodic table

Bohrium element (Bh) is in group 7 and period 7 of a periodic table. Bohrium is in the d-block and it is classified as a transition element on the periodic table.

There is a lot more information related to bohrium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.

So let’s dive right into it!

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Bohrium Element (Information Table)

The important data related to bohrium element is given in the table below.

Atomic number of bohrium107
Symbol of bohriumBh
Atomic mass of bohrium (most stable isotope)270 u
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in bohriumProtons: 107, Neutrons: 155, Electrons: 107
Group number of bohrium in periodic table7
Period number of bohrium in periodic table7
Block of bohrium in periodic tabled-block
Category of bohriumTransition metal
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in bohrium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 13, 2
Electron configuration of bohrium[Rn] 5f14 6d5 7s2
Orbital diagram of bohriumorbital diagram of bohrium
Density of bohrium26-27 g/cm3
Crystal structure of bohrium (predicted)Hexagonal Close Packing (HCP)

Also see: Interactive Periodic Table (It has rotating bohr models as well as many other details of all the 118 elements in a single periodic table).

Bohrium element in Periodic table

The Bohrium element (Bh) has the atomic number 107 and is located in group 7 and period 7. Bohrium is a metal and it is classified as a transition element.

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Facts about bohrium

Here are a few interesting facts about the bohrium element.

  1. Peter Armbruster and his team discovered bohrium element at Darmstadt (Germany), in the year 1981.
  2. Bohrium was given its name to honor the physicist Neils Bohr.
  3. Bohrium is a radioactive element which is artificially prepared in the laboratory.
  4. Bohrium has 12 isotopes and all these isotopes are radioactive.
  5. 270Bh is the most stable isotope with a half-life of only 61 seconds.

Properties of bohrium

Here is a list of some physical properties and chemical properties of bohrium.

  • Bohrium is a radioactive element with a very short half-life.
  • Bohrium may have solid state at room temperature and pressure.
  • The density of bohrium is predicted to be between 26-27 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 270 amu.
  • The most common oxidation state of bohrium is expected to be +7.

Uses of bohrium

Bohrium is highly radioactive and it has a very short half life. So it does not have any commercial uses, and it is used in research work only.

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