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Livermorium Facts

Chemical & Physical Properties of Livermorium


Livermorium is a radioactive man-made element.

Livermorium is a radioactive man-made element.

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Periodic Table of the Elements

Livermorium (eka-polonium)

Symbol: Lv

Name Origin: Named in honor of Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Livermore, CA, the site of numerous element discoveries.

Atomic Number: 116

Element Classification: Metal

Phase: probably solid

Discovery: In December, 2000 the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) described the discovery earlier in 2000 of the decay of the isotope Uuh-292, which was produced in the reaction of Cm-248 with Ca-48. Uuh-292 has a half-life of ~18 milliseconds and decayed into Uuq-288.

Electronic Configuration: [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p4 (based on polonium)

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