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Hassium Hs (Element 108) of Periodic Table

Hassium Hs (Element 108) of Periodic Table

108 Hs (Hassium)

Appearance – silvery

Mass number – 265

Atomic weight – 269 g/mol

Atomic number – 108

Electrons: 108

Protons: 108

Neutrons: 157

Group – 8

Periodic – 7

Block – d

Appearance – Highly radioactive metal

Half life(s) – 4000

Lifetime (s) – 5000

Element category – Transition Metal

Electrons per shell – K2, L8, M18, N32, O32, P14, Q2

Electron configuration – 1s22s22p63s23p63d104s24p64d105s25p64f145d106s26p65f146d67s2

Phase – solid

Density – 41 g/cm3

Oxidation states – 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

Ionization energies – 1st: 733.3 kJ/mol, 2nd: 1756 kJ/mol, 3rd: 2827 kJ/mol

Atomic radius – 126 pm

Covalent radius – 134 pm

Crystal structure – Hexagonal close-packed

CAS Number – 54037-57-9

Naming – After Hassia (a Germany state)

Discovery – GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany (1984)

Isotopes – 277Hs 271Hs 270Hs 269Hs

Uses – At present it is only used in research.

Natural abundance –  It is created by bombarding lead with iron atoms

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