Seaborgium element (Sg) is in group 6 and period 7 of a periodic table. Seaborgium is in the d-block and it is classified as a transition element on the periodic table.
There is a lot more information related to seaborgium which is mentioned in the Information Table given below.
So let’s dive right into it!
Table of contents
- Seaborgium element (Information Table)
- Seaborgium element in Periodic table
- Facts about Seaborgium
- Properties of Seaborgium
- Uses of Seaborgium
Seaborgium Element (Information Table)
The important data related to seaborgium element is given in the table below.
|Atomic number of seaborgium||106|
|Symbol of seaborgium||Sg|
|Atomic mass of seaborgium (most stable isotope)||269 u|
|Protons, Neutrons & Electrons in seaborgium||Protons: 106, Neutrons: 157, Electrons: 106|
|State of seaborgium (at STP)||Solid (predicted)|
|Group number of seaborgium in periodic table||6|
|Period number of seaborgium in periodic table||7|
|Block of seaborgium in periodic table||d-block|
|Category of seaborgium||Transition metals|
|Bohr model or Electrons per shell or Electrons arrangement in seaborgium||2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 12, 2|
|Electron configuration of seaborgium||[Rn] 5f14 6d4 7s2|
|Orbital diagram of seaborgium|
|Density of seaborgium (predicted)||23-24 g/cm3|
|Crystal structure of seaborgium (predicted)||Body Centered Cubic (BCC)|
|Discovery of seaborgium||By Albert Ghiorso and his team (in 1974)|
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Seaborgium element in Periodic table
The Seaborgium element (Sg) has the atomic number 106 and is located in group 6 and period 7. Seaborgium is a metal and it is classified as a transition element.
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Facts about seaborgium
Here are a few interesting facts about the seaborgium element.
- Seaborgium was given its name to honor the chemist Glenn T. Seaborg.
- Albert Ghiorso and his team discovered seaborgium at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the year 1974.
- Seaborgium is not found naturally but it is made artificially in the lab.
- There are around 12 isotopes of seaborgium and all the isotopes are radioactive in nature.
- 271Sg is the isotope which is most stable and it has a half-life of 2.4 minutes only.
Properties of seaborgium
Here is a list of some physical properties and chemical properties of seaborgium.
- Seaborgium is an unstable element that has a half-life of only a few minutes.
- It is expected that the seaborgium has solid state at STP.
- Seaborgium has BCC crystal structure (predicted).
- The most common oxidation state of seaborgium is predicted to be +6.
- The predicted density of seaborgium is between 23-24 g/cm3 and its most stable isotope has an atomic mass 269 amu.
Uses of seaborgium
Seaborgium is a radioactive element and it has no commercial uses. It is generally used for research work.
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