Fermium Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Fermium Properties




Fermium is a synthetic element. It was discovered in the debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion in 1952, and named after Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi, one of the pioneers of nuclear physics. There is no use for fermium outside of basic scientific research.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Solid
Atomic Number 100
Atomic Weight 257 g/mol
Block f
CAS Number 7440-72-4
Electron Configuration 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 5s2 4d10 5p6 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6 5f12 7s2
Ionization Energy 627 kJ/mol
Melting Point 1527 °C
Oxidation State 2,3
Period 7
Symbol Fm
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