Home 98 Cf Californium back to the periodic table

Atomic number   98
Symbol   Cf
Atomic weight   251.0796
Density [g/cm3]   15.1
Melting point [°C]   900
Boiling point [°C]   ---
1st Ionization energy [eV]   ---
Electronic configuration   [Rn] 5f10 7s2
Oxidation number (most stable)   4, 3
Atomic radius [pm]   ---
Ionic radius [pm]   98 (3+)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   0
Origin of the name   named after California
Discovery   1950 by the Americans Seaborg et al.
Uses   no technical significance.

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