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Meitnerium Facts

Chemical & Physical Properties


Lise Meitner studied radioactivity and nuclear physics.

Meitnerium is named for Lise Meitner, a physicist who studied radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission.

Periodic Table of the Elements


Atomic Number: 109

Symbol: Mt

Atomic Weight: [268]

Discovery: Armbruster, Munzenber et al. 1982 Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (Germany)

Electron Configuration: [Rn] 5f14 6d7 7s2

Element Classification: Transition Metal

Word Origin: Named in honor of Lise Meitner

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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