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The Element Bohrium


"The Atom"

Definition of the Bohrium Element

Bohrium is an artificially produced radioactive chemical element. Bohrium is produced by bombarding bismuth with chromium ions. Bohrium is not found free in the environment, since it is a synthetic element. The Atomic Number of this element is 107 and the Element Symbol is Bh.

The Properties of the Bohrium Element
Symbol of Element : Bh
Atomic Number : 107
Atomic Mass: (262.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 107
Number of Neutrons : 155
Crystal Structure:  Unknown
Density @ 293 K: 0.53 g/cm3
Color: Unknown

Origin / Meaning of the name Bohrium
The name originates in honour of Niels Bohr the Danish physicist. Niels Bohr was famous for his work in atomic structure and quantum mechanics. Other Names: Unnilseptium (Uns) and Nielsbohrium (Ns)

Periodic Table Group and Classification of the of the Bohrium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Bohrium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. Elements classified as Transition Metals are generally described as ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat. Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the List of Metals.

Facts about the History and the Discovery of the Bohrium Element
Bohrium was discovered by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Munzenberg  at Darmstadt, Germany in 1981. It was synthesized in 1976 by a Soviet team led by Y. Oganessian at the Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna in Russia.

Occurrence of the Bohrium Element

Abundances of the element in different environments
% in Universe N/A
% in Sun None
% in Meteorites None
% in Earth's Crust None
% in Oceans None
% in Humans None

Associated Uses of Bohrium
No known uses

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