Properties

CAS Number54085-64-2
PubChem CIDna
Atomic Radius-
Atomic Volume-
Atomic Weight[288]
Blockp
Boiling Point-
Bulk Modulus
CategoryPost-transition metals
Crystal Structure
Color
Covalent Radius162
Density-
Electrical Resistivity
Electron Configuration[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 5
Electronegativity-
Electrons115
Group15
Heat of Fusionna
Heat of Vaporizationna
Ionization Potential-
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Susceptibility
Mass[288]
Mass Number115
Melting Point-
NameMoscovium
Neutrons173
Atomic Number288
Oxidation States1, 3
Period7
PhaseSolid
Poisson Ratio
Protons115
Shear Modulus
Specific Heat Capacity-
SymbolMc
Thermal Conductivity-
Van der Waals radius
Young's Modulus
Abundance
Abundance in Earth's crustna
Abundance in Universena
Mc Moscovium 115 (288) 15 7 p 115 [Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3 2 8 18 32 32 18 5 None 1 1 m 1.5m AlphaEmission Metal, Radioactive, Synthetic, PoorMetal gCt5WK2OVp0 Moscovium
Berkelium was discovered by Glenn T. Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso and Stanley G. Thompson in 1949 at the University of California, Berkeley.

It was produced by the bombardment of americium with alpha particles.

Berkelium was isolated in greater quantities for the first time by Burris Cunningham and Stanley Thompson in 1958. Named after Berkeley, California, the city of its discovery 115 Temporary systematic IUPAC nomenclature

Isotopes of Berkelium

Standard Atomic Weight

Stable Isotopes

Unstable Isotopes

287Uup 288Uup 289Uup 290Uup 291Uup

Berkelium is harmful due to its radioactivity
Just over one gram of berkelium has been produced in the United States since 1967
Berkelium is mainly used for scientific research purposes.

Berkelium-249 is a common target nuclide to prepare still heavier transuranic elements and transactinides, such as lawrencium, rutherfordium and bohrium.

It is also useful as a source of the isotope californium-249.