Roentgenium – Periodic Table [Element Information & More]

roentgenium element periodic table

Roentgenium element (Rg) is in group 11 and period 7 of a periodic table. Roentgenium 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 roentgenium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.

So let’s dive right into it!

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Roentgenium Element (Information Table)

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

Appearance of roentgenium Silvery (predicted)
Atomic number of roentgenium111
Symbol of roentgeniumRg
Atomic mass of roentgenium (most stable isotope)282 u
Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in roentgeniumProtons: 111, Neutrons: 161, Electrons: 111
State of roentgenium (at STP)Solid (predicted)
Group number of roentgenium in periodic table11
Period number of roentgenium in periodic table7
Block of roentgenium in periodic tabled-block
Category of roentgeniumSynthetic element
Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in roentgenium2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 17, 2
Electron configuration of roentgenium[Rn] 5f14 6d9 7s2
Orbital diagram of roentgeniumorbital diagram of Roentgenium
Density of roentgenium (predicted)22-24 g/cm3
Crystal structure of roentgenium (predicted)Body Centered Cubic (BCC)

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Roentgenium element in Periodic table

The Roentgenium element (Rg) has the atomic number 111 and is located in group 11 and period 7.

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Facts about roentgenium

Here are a few interesting facts about the roentgenium element.

  1. Roentgenium was given its name to honor the physicist Wilhelm Rontgen.
  2. Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg discovered the roentgenium element in the year 1994.
  3. Roentgenium is not available naturally but it is artificially made in the laboratory.
  4. Roentgenium has around 9 isotopes and all these isotopes are radioactive in nature.
  5. 282Rg is the most stable isotope of roentgenium which has a half life of only 100 seconds.

Properties of roentgenium

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

  • Roentgenium is a highly radioactive element and has a very short half life.
  • The density of roentgenium is predicted between 22-24 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 282 amu.
  • Roentgenium is expected to have solid state at room temperature and pressure.
  • The crystal structure of roentgenium is BCC (predicted).
  • Roentgenium has many oxidation states, but the most stable oxidation state is +3.

Uses of roentgenium

Roentgenium is highly radioactive and it is also very rarely available. So it is not used commercially. It is generally used for research work.

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