The Element Fermium

What is Fermium? Element Properties & Periodic Table Info

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What is Fermium? Periodic Table Group and Classification of the Fermium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Fermium classified as an element in the Actinide series as one of the "Rare Earth Elements" which can located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods.

The Rare Earth Elements are of the Lanthanide and Actinide series. Most of the elements in the Actinide series are synthetic or man-made. Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the List of Metals.

 

What is Fermium as on the Periodic Table? Definition of the Fermium Element
A radioactive metallic element artificially produced, as by bombardment of plutonium with neutrons. Fermium does not exist naturally on Earth today but it has occurred in the past, produced in natural reactor deposits. The Atomic Number of this element is 100 and the Element Symbol is Fm.

What is Fermium? Origin / Meaning of the name Fermium
Named in honour of Enrico Fermi, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Rome and Nobel Prize winner whose work resulted in the discovery of slow neutrons leading to the discovery of nuclear fission and the production of elements lying beyond what was until 1938 the Periodic Table.

 

Facts about the Discovery and History of the Fermium Element
Fermium was co-discovered by Albert Ghiorso and Glenn Seaborg in the USA in 1952.

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.

Glenn Seaborg (1912 - 1999)

What is Fermium? Occurrence of the Fermium Element
Man-made

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 Fermium
No known uses of fermium outside of basic research

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The Properties of the Fermium Element
Symbol of Element : Fm
Atomic Number: 100
Atomic Mass: (257.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 100
Number of Neutrons: 157
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density @ 293 K: Unknown
Color: Unknown

What is Fermium? The Properties of the Fermium Element
Name of Element : Fermium
Symbol of Element : Fm
Atomic Number: 100
Atomic Mass: (257.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 100
Number of Neutrons: 157
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density @ 293 K: Unknown
Color: Unknown

Fermium as on the Periodic Table
Check out Fermium on the Periodic Table which arranges each chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the Periodic Law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Fermium as on the Periodic Table for additional information and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc with any other element. An invaluable source of facts and information as a Chemistry reference guide.

What is Fermium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 and now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri  Mendeleev knew in his day in his day but still all fitting into his concept of  the "Periodic Table" in which Fermium is just one element that can be found.

Learn about what is Fermium with these fast facts...
These articles contain facts and information relating to Fermium and each of the other elements including the Periodic Symbol,  group, classification, properties and atomic number which is often referred to as the Periodic Table Number. Test your knowledge of chemistry and the Periodic Table by completing the Element Symbols and Atomic Numbers on our Blank Periodic Table. Chemistry students will also find a helpful section on Chemical Formulas.

What is the Element Fermium

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