Meitnerium (Mt) – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

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Meitnerium element (Mt) is in group 9 and period 7 of a periodic table. Meitnerium 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 meitnerium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.

So let’s dive right into it!

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Meitnerium Element (Information Table)

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

Atomic number of meitnerium109
Symbol of meitneriumMt
Atomic mass of meitnerium (most stable isotope)278 u
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in meitneriumProtons: 109, Neutrons: 157, Electrons: 109
State of meitnerium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Group number of meitnerium in periodic table9
Period number of meitnerium in periodic table7
Block of meitnerium in periodic tabled-block
Category of meitneriumSynthetic element
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in meitnerium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 15, 2
Electron configuration of meitnerium[Rn] 5f14 6d7 7s2
Orbital diagram of meitneriumorbital diagram of meitnerium
Density of meitnerium (predicted)27-28 g/cm3
Crystal structure of meitnerium (predicted)Face Centered Cubic (FCC)

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Meitnerium element in Periodic table

The Meitnerium element (Mt) has the atomic number 109 and is located in group 9 and period 7.

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Facts about meitnerium

Here are a few interesting facts about meitnerium element.

  1. Gottfried Munzenberg, Peter Armbruster and other team members discovered the meitnerium element in the year 1982.
  2. Meitnerium was given its name to honor the physicist Lise Meitner.
  3. Meitnerium is an artificially made element and it is not available naturally.
  4. Meitnerium has around 8 isotopes and all these isotopes are radioactive in nature.
  5. 278Mt is the isotope of meitnerium which is most stable and has a half life  of 4.5 seconds only.

Properties of meitnerium

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

  • Meitnerium is highly radioactive in nature.
  • It has been predicted that meitnerium has solid state at room temperature and pressure.
  • Meitnerium has FCC crystal structure (predicted).
  • The estimated density of meitnerium is between 27-28 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 278 amu.
  • Many oxidation states are predicted for meitnerium, but its most common oxidation state is +3 (in aqueous solutions).

Uses of meitnerium

Meitnerium is highly radioactive and it is only used for research work. It does not have any commercial uses.

External resources:

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