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What is Flerovium?

Flerovium is an extremely radioactive synthetic element. Not much is known about this element as to date it has minimal usage. Scientists have classified this Fl element as a metal because they expect it to stay solid at average or room temperature. They predict the element to occur around Element 114 and suggest it to be a part of the “island of stability”. Where neutrons and protons combine to make a solid structure is known as the Island of stability.

Symbol Fl
Atomic Number 114
Atomic Mass 290 g.mol -1

Uses Of Flerovium

To date, scientists have made only a few atoms of Fl, and they have not used it much since its discovery. Moreover, It also does possess any kind of commercial application. Scientists have revealed only one thing about the element it is harmful because of its highly radioactive nature. Therefore there is not much to tell about its use as scientists have used it only for a few pieces of research or scientific study.

Chemical Properties of Flerovium

Group 14 Melting point Unknown 
Period 7 Boiling point Unknown 
Block p Density (g cm−3) Unknown 
Atomic number 114 Relative atomic mass [290]
State at 20°C Solid Key isotopes 289Fl
Electron configuration [Rn] 5f146d107s27p2 CAS number 54085-16-4 

Properties of Flerovium

  • It is produced by bombarding the ions of plutonium -94 are the ions of calcium -20 which are contained in a beam.
  • The metal has about five synthetic isotopes with known half-lives and mass numbers ranging between 285 and 289. All of these are said to be unstable, but 289Fl is considered the most stable isotope of flerovium with a half-life of around 2.6 seconds.
  • Flerovium metal can also be formed in nuclear reactors.
  • It belongs to the p-block elements of the periodic table and is considered to be the heaviest metal in the list of carbon group members. It is also known to be one of the noble metals.

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