We elaborate the atomic properties of Berkelium with uses and characteristics. Berkelium is a brittle white chemical element with atomic number 97. Its symbol is Bk and it belongs to the group of actinides and its normal state in nature is solid. Berkelium is located at position 97 on the periodic table.
On this page you can discover the chemical properties of berkelium and information about berkelium and other elements of the periodic table such as cerium, praseodymium, neodymium or promised. You will also learn what berkelium is for and you will know what its uses through its properties associated with berkelium such as its atomic number or the usual state in which berkelium can be found.
You will be able to see qualities of berkelium such as its melting and boiling point, its magnetic properties or what its chemical symbol is. In addition, here you will find information about its atomic properties such as the distribution of electrons in the berkelium atoms and other properties.
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Berkelium is part of the actinide group. Actinides that have a higher atomic number cannot be found in nature and their life span is shorter. All isotopes of the actinide group, including berkelium, are radioactive.
The state of berkelium in its natural form is solid. Berkelium is a brittle white chemical element and belongs to the group of actinides. The atomic number for berkelium is 97. The chemical symbol for berkelium is Bk.
Atomic properties of berkelium
The atomic mass of an element is determined by the total mass of neutrons and protons that can be found in a single atom belonging to this element. Regarding its position within the periodic table of elements, it can be found in period 7. Berkelium has an atomic mass of 247 u.
The electron configuration of berkelium is [Rn] 5f9 7s2. The electronic configuration of the elements determines the way in which the electrons are structured in the atoms of an element.
Below you can see a table that shows the main characteristics of berkelium.
|Atomic mass||247 u|
|Electronic configuration||[Rn] 5f9 7s2|