Nihonium (Nh) – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

nihonium element periodic table

Nihonium element (Nh) is in group 13 and period 7 of a periodic table. Nihonium 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 nihonium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.

So let’s dive right into it!

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Nihonium Element (Information Table)

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

Atomic number of nihonium113
Symbol of nihoniumNh
Atomic mass of nihonium (most stable isotope)286 u
Protons in nihonium113
Electrons in nihonium113
State of nihonium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Group number of nihonium in periodic table13
Period number of nihonium in periodic table7
Block of nihonium in periodic tablep-block
Category of nihoniumSynthetic element
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in nihonium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 3
Electron configuration of nihonium[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p1
Orbital diagram of nihoniumorbital diagram of nihonium
Density of nihonium (predicted)16 g/cm3
Melting point of Nihonium (predicted)430 °C
Boiling point of Nihonium (predicted)1130 °C
Main isotope of nihonium286Nh
Crystal structure of nihonium (predicted)Hexagonal Close Packed (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).

Nihonium element in Periodic table

The Nihonium element (Nh) has the atomic number 113 and is located in group 13 and period 7.

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Facts about nihonium

Here are a few interesting facts about nihonium element.

  1. Nihonium was given its name from the name “Nihon”. Nihon is the Japanese name for Japan.
  2. Nihonium is not available naturally and it is artificially prepared in a laboratory.
  3. Nihonium has around 8 isotopes and all those isotopes are radioactive in nature.
  4. 286Nh is the most stable isotope of nihonium with a half life of only 10 seconds.

Properties of nihonium

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

  • Nihonium has a very short half life and it is highly radioactive in nature.
  • Nihonium is predicted to  have solid state at STP.
  • Nihonium has HCP crystal structure (predicted).
  • The density of nihonium is predicted to be 16 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 286 amu.
  • The common oxidation states of nihonium are predicted to be +1 and +3.

Uses of nihonium

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

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