Bohrium (Bh)

By: Alex Auker

History of Bohrium

Bohrium was discovered in 1975 by scientists who worked at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia. It was confirmed in 1981 by scientists at the Heavy Ion Research Laboratory in Germany. Bohrium was first produced in Dubna, Russia. A team of Soviet scientists were the people to create bohrium in Russia. Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenber were the people who confirmed this discovery in Germany. Bohrium was named after a famous danish scientist, Niels Bohr. Bohrium was created when scientists bombarded chromium into bismuth.

Scientists involved in the discovery of bohrium

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About Bohrium

Physical Properties


Atomic Mass: 264

Atomic Radius in picometers (pm): N/A

Density: unknown

Melting Point: unknown

Boiling Point: At room temperature (22°C), this element is a: Solid

Appearance: thought to be gray and metallic.

Conductivity: N/A

Malleability: N/A

Hardness: N/A

Other physical properties: metal


Chemical Properties

Flammability: unknown

Reactivity: unknown

Did u know?

Atomic number: 107

Mass number: 264

Protons: 107

Neutrons: 157

Electrons: 107

Applications and Uses


Bohrium is not found anywhere within earth or the atmosphere and is only used for scientific research. It is not made often as well. Bohrium 270 has the longest life span of sixty one seconds. Bohrium does not form any specific compounds too.

Fun Facts

-Bohrium was originally named nielsbohrium.

-Bohrium was created in a tube that is very long.

-Bohrium is a man made element.

-Bohrium is radoiactive.

-Very little is known about borium because it is not made very often.

-Bohrium is located in group seven which is a group of transition metals.

- Bohrium was made by the cold fusion method.

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