Meaning of CALIFORNIUM in English


Name: californium

Symbol: Cf

Atomic number: 98

Atomic weight: [ 251 ]

Group in periodic table:

Group name: Actinoid

Period in periodic table: 7 (actinoid)

Block in periodic table: f-block

CAS registry ID: 7440-71-3

Californium is a radioactive rare earth metal named after the state of California and the University of California (USA). Californium-252 is a strong neutron emitter and one microgram emits 170 million neutrons per minute, making it a biological hazard. It has a few specialised uses but only a few of its compounds are known.

Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary.      Английский словарь химии элементов.