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
History of the Nobelium
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
% 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