What is Seaborgium? Origin / Meaning of the name Seaborgium
The element was named in honour of the American chemist Glenn T. Seaborg an American nuclear physicist and Nobel prize winner, who discovered many of the transuranium elements.
What is Seaborgium? Periodic Table Group and Classification of the Seaborgium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Seaborgium 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 Seaborgium Element
Seaborgium was co-discovered by Albert Ghiorso and Glenn Seaborg in 1974 at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at the University of California.
Glenn T. Seaborg
The American scientist Glenn T. Seaborg (1912 - 1999) won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements". Glenn Seaborg contributed to the discovery and isolation of ten elements: plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium and element 106, which was named seaborgium in his honor whilst he was still living. Glenn Seaborg also developed the actinide concept, which led to the current arrangement of the actinoid series in the periodic table of the elements.
What is Seaborgium? Occurrence of the Seaborgium 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 Seaborgium
No known uses, other than basic scientific research.