Curium

By Serenity Sterkel

Curium


  • symbol= Cm
  • Atomic number= 96
  • Atomic mass= 247u
  • Melting point= 1340.0 C
  • Number of Protons/Electrons= 96
  • Number of Electrons= 151
  • Classification= Rare Earth
  • Crystal Structure= unknown

Who Founded it and When and Where

Curium was discovered in 1944 by Glenn Seaborg, Ralph A. James and Albert Ghiorso using the cyclotron at the University of California in Berkeley.

Characteristics

Curium is a hard, dense silvery colored metal.

Curium is a very radioactive and glows red in the dark.

Physical Properties

The physical properties of Curium:

melting point-1613 {1340*C and 2444*F}

boiling point-3383 {3110*C and 5630*F}

Density of soild-13510 kg m

Chemical Properties

Chemical Properties of Curium:

Electrochemical Equlvanlent: 3.0727g/amp-hr

Electronegativity: 1.3 (pauling); 1.2 (Allrod Rochow)

Heat of Fusion: 15kJ/mol

Valence Electron Potential(-eV): 44.5

Where is it found in nature

Curium has not been found to occur naturally.

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