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The Element Hassium


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Definition of the Hassium Element
An artificially produced radioactive element with atomic number 108 whose most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers of 264 and 265 with half-lives of 0.08 milliseconds and 2 milliseconds, respectively. 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. Other Names: Unniloctium (Uno), Hahnium (Hn),

The Properties of the Hassium Element
Symbol of Element : Hs
Atomic Number : 108
Atomic Mass: (265.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 108
Number of Neutrons : 157
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density: Unknown
Color : Unknown

Origin / Meaning of the name Hassium
The name originates from the Latin name for the German state of Hesse, whose former capital was Darmstadt.

Periodic Table Group and Classification of the of the Hassium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Hassium 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 Hassium Element
Hassium was discovered by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research at Darmstadt, Germany in 1984.

History of the Periodic Table
Check out the brief History of the Periodic Table which details dates and the names of famous scientists and chemists who contributed to the development of the Periodic Table.

Occurrence of the Hassium 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 Hassium
No known uses

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