By: Haidyn Hank - Block 1
Introduction to Hassium
Hassium may only exist in traces on Earth or may have completely decayed due to radiation over a long period of time. It is synthetic, meaning it is man-made and not found in nature. Currently, Hassium is only used for research and not much is known about it. Hassium is predicted to have a bulk density of 41 g/cm3, the most dense measured element, and is expected to be of a silvery color. Expected chemical properties are similar to that of osmium and it has been concluded that hassium's basic properties resemble other group 8 elements. Hassium has no stable or naturally-occurring isotopes. According to Wikipedia, several radioactive isotopes have been synthesized in the laboratory, either by fusing two atoms or by observing the decay of heavier elements. Hassium's reactivity with air, water, halogens, acids, and bases is unknown. Hassium has no known common compounds.
Occurence of Hassium in minerals such as molybdenite and osmium is theoretically possible, but highly unlikely.
Configuration and Model
Hassium is named after the German state of Hesse where the institution of the discoverers is located
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