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Rutherfordium - Rf

Chemical properties of rutherfordium - Health effects of rutherfordium - Environmental effects of rutherfordium

Atomic number

104

Atomic mass

260.9 g.mol -1

Electronegativity according to Pauling

unknown

Density

unknown

Melting point

unknown

Boiling point

unknown

Vanderwaals radius

unknown

Ionic radius

unknown

Isotopes

9

Electronic shell

[ Rn] 5f14 6d2 7s2

Discovered by

Lord Rutherford of Nelson

Rutherfordium - Rf

Rutherfordium

Rutherfordium is a highly radioactive chemical element. His most stable isotope Rf 265 has an half like of approximately 13 hours. Nine of its isotopes are known. Its predominant oxidation in +4 and complexes such as RfCl62- have been confirmed.

Applications

Rutherfordium does not have any application and little is known about it.

Rutherfordium in the environment

Rutherforium is not found free in the environment, since it is a synthetic element.

Health effects of rutherfordium

As it is so unstable, any amount formed would decompose to other elements so quickly that there’s no reason to study its effects on human health.

Environmental effects of rutherfordium

Due to its extremely short half-life (about 10 minutes), there’s no reason for considering the effects of rutherfordium in the environment.

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