Mendelevium element (Md) is in period 7 of a periodic table. Mendelevium is in the f-block and it is classified as an actinide on the periodic table.
There is a lot more information related to mendelevium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.
So let’s dive right into it!
Table of contents
- Mendelevium element (Information Table)
- Mendelevium element in Periodic table
- Facts about Mendelevium
- Properties of Mendelevium
- Uses of Mendelevium
Mendelevium Element (Information Table)
The important data related to mendelevium element is given in the table below.
|Atomic number of mendelevium||101|
|Symbol of mendelevium||Md|
|Atomic mass of mendelevium (most stable isotope)||258 u|
|Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in mendelevium||Protons: 101, Neutrons: 157, Electrons: 101|
|State of mendelevium (at STP)||Solid (predicted)|
|Period number of mendelevium in periodic table||7|
|Block of mendelevium in periodic table||f-block|
|Category of mendelevium||Inner transition metals|
|Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in mendelevium||2, 8, 18, 32, 31, 8, 2|
|Electron configuration of mendelevium||[Rn] 5f13 7s2|
|Orbital diagram of mendelevium|
|Electronegativity of mendelevium (on pauling scale)||1.3|
|Density of mendelevium (predicted)||10.3 g/cm3|
|1st ionization energy of mendelevium||6.58 eV|
|Main isotopes of mendelevium||258Md and 260Md|
|Melting point of mendelevium (predicted)||1100 K or 827 °C or 1521 °F|
|Crystal structure of mendelevium (predicted)||Face Centered Cubic (FCC)|
|Discovery of mendelevium||By Albert Ghiorso and his team in 1955|
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Mendelevium element in Periodic table
The Mendelevium element (Md) has the atomic number 101 and is located in period 7. Mendelevium is a metal and it is classified as an actinide group element.
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Facts about mendelevium
Here are a few interesting facts about the mendelevium element.
- Albert Ghiorso and his team discovered the element Mendelevium at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the year 1955.
- Mendelevium was given its name to honor the chemist Dmitri Mendeleev.
- Mendelevium is a synthetic element which is prepared artificially in the lab.
- Mendelevium has around 17 isotopes and all these isotopes are radioactive in nature.
- 258Md is the isotope of mendelevium which is a longest lived isotope and it has a half life of only 51 days.
Properties of mendelevium
Here is a list of some physical properties and chemical properties of mendelevium.
- Mendelevium is harmful and radioactive in nature.
- The melting point of mendelevium is 1100 K (predicted).
- The predicted density of mendelevium is 10.3 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has the atomic mass 258 amu.
- The mendelevium element has a FCC crystal structure (predicted).
- The most common oxidation states of mendelevium are +3 and +2.
Uses of mendelevium
Mendelevium has no commercial use because of its scarcity and radioactive nature, and it is generally used for research work.
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