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Hassium Facts

Chemical & Physical Properties


Hassium is a man-made radioactive metal.

Hassium is a man-made radioactive metal.

Cary Bass
Periodic Table of the Elements


Atomic Number: 108

Symbol: Hs

Atomic Weight: [269]

Discovery: Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Munzenber and co-workers at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany in 1984

Electron Configuration: [Rn] 7s2 5f14 6d6

Word Origin: Latin Hassias meaning Hess or Hesse, the German state, where this element was first produced

Element Classification: Transition Metal

References: Los Alamos National Laboratory (2001), Crescent Chemical Company (2001), Lange's Handbook of Chemistry (1952), CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (18th Ed.)

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