Darmstadtium – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

darmstadtium element periodic table

Darmstadtium element (Ds) is in group 10 and period 7 of a periodic table. Darmstadtium is in the d-block and it is classified as a radioactive synthetic element on the periodic table.

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

So let’s dive right into it!

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Darmstadtium Element (Information Table)

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

Atomic number of darmstadtium110
Symbol of darmstadtiumDs
Atomic mass of darmstadtium (most stable isotope)281 u
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in darmstadtiumProtons: 110, Neutrons: 151, Electrons: 110
State of darmstadtium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Group number of darmstadtium in periodic table10
Period number of darmstadtium in periodic table7
Block of darmstadtium in periodic tabled-block
Category of darmstadtiumSynthetic element
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in darmstadtium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 16, 2
Electron configuration of darmstadtium[Rn] 5f14 6d8 7s2
Orbital diagram of darmstadtiumorbital diagram of darmstadtium
Density of darmstadtium (predicted)26-27 g/cm3
Crystal structure of darmstadtium (predicted)Body Centered Cubic (BCC)

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Darmstadtium element in Periodic table

The Darmstadtium element (Ds) has the atomic number 110 and is located in group 10 and period 7.

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Facts about darmstadtium

Here are a few interesting facts about darmstadtium element.

  1. Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg discovered darmstadtium under the guidance of Sigurd Hofmann.
  2. Darmstadtium is named after “Darmstadt”, which is a city in Germany.
  3. Darmstadtium is artificially made in the lab and it is not available naturally.
  4. Darmstadtium has around 9 isotopes and all the isotopes are radioactive in nature.
  5. 281Ds is the isotope of darmstadtium which is most stable with a half-life of only 12.5 seconds.

Properties of darmstadtium

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

  • The darmstadtium element has a very short half-life and so it is highly radioactive.
  • Darmstadtium is predicted to have solid state at room temperature.
  • Darmstadtium has BCC crystal structure (predicted).
  • The density of darmstadtium is predicted between 26-27 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has a predicted atomic mass 281 amu.
  • Darmstadtium shows different oxidations like +6, +4 and +2.

Uses of darmstadtium

Darmstadtium has no commercial uses due to its scarcity and radioactivity. It is generally used for research work.

External resources:

  1. Darmstadtium – Element information, properties and uses | Periodic Table. (n.d.). Darmstadtium – Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table. https://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/110/darmstadtium
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