What is Mendelevium? Origin / Meaning of the name Mendelevium
Named in honour of Dmitri Mendeleev
who developed the Periodic Table of the chemical elements.
What is Mendelevium? Periodic Table Group and Classification of the Mendelevium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States
of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Mendelevium
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.
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