Nobelium (No) – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

nobelium element periodic table

Nobelium element (No) is in period 7 of a periodic table. Nobelium is in the f-block and it is classified as an actinide on the periodic table.

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

So let’s dive right into it!

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Nobelium Element (Information Table)

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

Atomic number of nobelium102
Symbol of nobeliumNo
Atomic mass of nobelium (most stable isotope)259 u
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in nobeliumProtons: 102, Neutrons: 157, Electrons: 102
State of nobelium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Period number of nobelium in periodic table7
Block of nobelium in periodic tablef-block
Category of nobeliumInner transition metals
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in nobelium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 8, 2
Electron configuration of nobelium[Rn] 5f14 7s2
Orbital diagram of nobeliumorbital diagram of nobelium
Density of nobelium9.9 g/cm3
1st ionization energy of nobelium6.65 eV
Main isotope of nobelium259No
Melting point of nobelium (predicted)1100 K or 827 °C or 1521 °F
Crystal structure of nobelium (predicted)Face Centered Cubic (FCC)
Discovery of nobeliumBy Georgy Flerov and his team in 1966

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Nobelium element in Periodic table

The Nobelium element (No) has the atomic number 102 and is located in period 7. Nobelium is a metal and it is classified as an actinide group element.

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Facts about nobelium

Here are a few interesting facts about the nobelium element.

  1. Georgy Flerov and his team discovered nobelium element at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia) in the year 1966.
  2. Nobelium was given its name to honor the chemist Alfred Nobel.
  3. Nobelium is an artificially made radioactive element.
  4. Nobelium has around 13 isotopes and all the isotopes are radioactive in nature.
  5. 259No is the isotope of nobelium which is a longest lived isotope and it has a half-life of only 58 minutes.

Properties of a nobelium

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

  • Nobelium is a harmful and radioactive element.
  • The most common oxidation states of nobelium are +3 and +2.
  • 259No is the most stable isotope of nobelium and it has an atomic mass 259 amu and its density is predicted to be 9.9 g/cm3.
  • The predicted crystal structure of nobelium is FCC.
  • The melting point of nobelium is 1100 K (predicted).

Uses of nobelium

Nobelium is radioactive in nature and it is also available in very quantity. Because of this reason it has no commercial uses. It is generally used for research work.

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