What is Nobelium as on the Periodic Table? Definition of the Nobelium Element
A Radioactive metallic transuranic element, belonging to the actinoids. A transuranic element means an element with atoms heavier than those of Uranium with an atomic number greater than 92. It is also known as unnilbium. Nobelium does not occur naturally. It has not yet been found in the earth’s crust and it is so unstable that any amount formed would decompose to other elements very quickly. The Atomic Number of this element is 102 and the Element Symbol is No.
What is Nobelium? Origin / Meaning of the name Nobelium
Named in honour of Alfred Nobel, the discoverer of dynamite and founder of the famous Nobel prizes.
Facts about the Discovery and History of the Nobelium Element
Nobelium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg, John R. Walton and Torbørn Sikkeland in 1958 at the University of California, Berkeley.
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 Nobelium? Occurrence of the Nobelium Element
Abundances of Nobelium
% in Universe N/A
% in Sun None
% in Meteorites None
% in Earth's Crust None
% in Oceans None
% in Humans None
What is Nobelium? Associated Uses of Nobelium
No known uses