by; Madison Gibson
Livermorium is a synthetic superheavy, extremely radioactive element that has only been created in a laboratory and has not been observed in nature. It is named after the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It was originally made in a laboratory in Dubna, Russia in 2000. On December 6 of that year, it was jointly announced by the Russian scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
It is the heaviest metal of the group 16 in the periodic table.
To date, very few atoms of livermorium have been produced, precluding both in-depth study of the element's properties and well as the development of practical applications for it. Livermorium would likely exhibit similar chemical properties to other members of this group, showing the most similarity to its nearest neighbor, polonium.
Characteristics and Appearences
- harmful due to its radioactivity
- a synthetic radioactive metal and has only been produced in minute amounts
- experimental use only
The name was adopted by IUPAC on May 30, 2012. Four isotopes of livermorium are known, with mass numbers between 290 and 293 inclusive; the longest-lived among them is livermorium-293 with a half-life of about 60 milliseconds. It is a p-block transactinide element. It is a member of the 7th period and is placed in group 16 as the heaviest chalcogen, although it has not been confirmed to behave as the heavier homologue to the chalcogen polonium.
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