Mendelevium

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Mendelevium
Name Mendelevium
Symbol Md
Atomic number 101
Atomic mass 258 amu
Normal state Assumed Solid
Classification Metallic
Crystal structure Unknown
Color unknown, but probably metallic and silvery white or grey in appearance
Date of discovery 1955
Name of discoverer Albert Ghiorso,B.G. Harvey, G.R. Choppin, S.G.Thompson and G.T.Seaborg
Name origin Named after the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleyev, who devised the periodic table.
Uses None.
Obtained from Made by bombarding einsteinium with helium ions. Relatively little mendelevium has ever been produced.


Mendelevium is a radioactive element with the atomic number of 101 that was discovered by Stanley Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, Bernard Harvey, Gregory Choppin and Glenn Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley in 1955. It has not been produced outside of a laboratory setting, and thus has no practical uses. [1]

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