We elaborate the uses of Fermium and atomic properties with characteristics. Fermium is a chemical element of unknown appearance, probably silver-white or gray metallic with atomic number 100. Its symbol is Fm and it belongs to the group of actinides and its normal state in nature is unknown. Fermium is located at position 100 on the periodic table.
On this page you will be able to discover the chemical properties of fermium and information about fermium and other elements of the periodic table such as cerium, praseodymium, neodymium or promised. You will also learn what fermium is for and you will know what its uses through its properties associated with fermium such as its atomic number or the usual state in which fermium can be found.
You will be able to see qualities of fermium such as its melting and boiling point, its magnetic properties or what its chemical symbol is. Also, here you will find information about its atomic properties such as the distribution of electrons in fermium atoms and other properties.
For some elements, part of this information is unknown. In these cases we show the properties attributed to them.
Fermium 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 the isotopes of the group of actinides, among which is the fermium, are radioactive.
The state of fermium in its natural form is unknown, presumably solid. Fermium is a chemical element of unknown appearance, probably metallic silver white or gray and belongs to the group of actinides. The atomic number of fermium is 100. The chemical symbol for fermium is Fm.
Atomic properties of fermium
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. Fermium has an atomic mass of 257 u.
The electron configuration of the fermium is [Rn] 5f12 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 the fermium.
|Appearance||unknown, probably metallic silver white or gray|
|Atomic mass||257 u|
|Electronic configuration||[Rn] 5f12 7s2|