What is Mendelevium as on the Periodic Table? Definition of the Mendelevium Element
A radioactive transuranic
element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles.
Mendelevium is the first transferium element. A transuranic
element means an element with atoms heavier than those of
Uranium with an atomic number greater than 92. The Atomic Number of this element is 101 and the
Element Symbol is Md. The
original chemical symbol proposed was My but this was changed in
What is Mendelevium? Origin / Meaning of the name Mendelevium
Named in honour of
who developed the Periodic Table of the chemical elements.
Facts about the
History of the
Mendelevium was first
synthesized in the USA by Albert Ghiorso (team leader), Glenn T.
Seaborg, Bernard Harvey, and Greg Choppin in 1955. Discovery
credited to Glenn T. Seaborg.
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 Mendelevium? Occurrence of the Mendelevium Element
% in Universe N/A
% in Sun None
% in Meteorites None
% in Earth's Crust None
% in Oceans None
% in Humans None
What is Mendelevium? Associated Uses of Mendelevium
No known uses