Moscovium (Mc) – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

moscovium element periodic table

Moscovium element (Mc) is in group 15 and period 7 of a periodic table. Moscovium is in the p-block and it is classified as a radioactive synthetic element on the periodic table.

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

So let’s dive right into it!

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Moscovium Element (Information Table)

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

Atomic number of moscovium115
Symbol of moscoviumMc
Atomic mass of moscovium (most stable isotope)290 u
Protons in moscovium115
Electrons in moscovium115
State of moscovium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Group number of moscovium in periodic table15
Period number of moscovium in periodic table7
Block of moscovium in periodic tablep-block
Category of moscoviumSynthetic element
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in moscovium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 5
Electron configuration of moscovium[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3
Orbital diagram of moscoviumorbital diagram of Moscovium
Density of moscovium (predicted)13.5 g/cm3
Melting point of moscovium (predicted)400 °C
Boiling point of moscovium (predicted)1100 °C
Main isotope of moscovium290Mc

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Moscovium element in Periodic table

The Moscovium element (Mc) has the atomic number 115 and is located in group 15 and period 7.

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Facts about moscovium

Here are a few interesting facts about the moscovium element.

  1. Moscovium was given its name from the region “Moscow Oblast”, which is in Russia. Moscovium was discovered in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research which is located in Moscow Oblast.
  2. Moscovium is not available naturally and it is made artificially in the lab.
  3. The isotopes of moscovium are radioactive in nature.
  4. 290Mc is the most stable isotope of moscovium which has a half life of only 0.6 seconds.

Properties of moscovium

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

  • Moscovium is so radioactive that its half life is only 0.6 seconds.
  • The moscovium is predicted to have solid state at standard temperature and pressure.
  • The density of moscovium is predicted to be 13.5 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 290 amu.
  • The most common predicted oxidation states of moscovium are +1 and +3.

Uses of moscovium

Moscovium has no commercial uses due to its scarcity and highly radioactive nature. It is generally used for research work.

External resources:

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