We elaborate the uses of Rutherfordium and atomic properties with characteristics. Rutherfordium is a chemical element of unknown appearance, probably silver-white or gray metallic with atomic number 104. Its symbol is Rf and it belongs to the group of transition metals and its normal state in nature is unknown. Rutherfordium is located at position 104 on the periodic table.
On this page you can discover the chemical properties of rutherfordium and information about rutherfordium and other elements of the periodic table such as hafnium, laurentium, dubnium or scandium. You will also learn what rutherfordium is for and what its uses are through its properties associated with rutherfordium, such as its atomic number or the usual state in which rutherfordium can be found.
You will be able to see qualities of rutherfordium such as its melting and boiling point, its magnetic properties or what its chemical symbol is. Also, here you will find information on its atomic properties such as the distribution of electrons in rutherfordium atoms and other properties.
For some elements, part of this information is unknown. In these cases we show the properties attributed to them.
Properties of rutherfordium
The transition metals, also called transition elements, is the group to which rutherfordium belongs. In this group of chemical elements to which rutherfordium belongs, are those located in the central part of the periodic table, specifically in block d. Among the characteristics that rutherfordium has, as well as those of the rest of transition metals, is that of including the d orbital, partially filled with electrons, in its electronic configuration. Properties of this type of metal, among which rutherfordium is found, are its high hardness, having high boiling and melting points and being good conductors of electricity and heat.
The state of rutherfordium in its natural form is unknown, presumably solid. Rutherfordium is a chemical element of unknown appearance, probably silvery white or gray metallic and belongs to the group of transition metals. The atomic number for rutherfordium is 104. The chemical symbol for rutherfordium is Rf.
Atomic properties of rutherfordium
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. As for the position where to find rutherfordium within the periodic table of elements, rutherfordium is in group 4 and period 7. Rutherfordium has an atomic mass of 261 u.
The electron configuration of rutherfordium is probably [Rn] 5f14 6d2 7s2. The electronic configuration of the elements determines the way in which the electrons are structured in the atoms of an element.
Characteristics of rutherfordium
Below you can see a table that shows the main characteristics that rutherfordium has.
|Appearance||unknown, probably metallic silver white or gray|
|Atomic mass||261 u|
|Electronic configuration||probably [Rn] 5f14 6d2 7s2|