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Copernicium


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Atomic Number:112
Atomic Symbol:Cn
Atomic Weight:285Electron Configuration:[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2
Shells:2,8,18,32,32,18,2Filling Orbital:
Melting Point:Unknown
Boiling Point:Unknown
Description:Radioactive metal.

History


Copernicium was first made by research scientists at the Heavy Ion Research Laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany in 1996. Scientists bombarded lead nuclei with zinc nuclei in a heavy ion accelerator. The element is named after astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus.

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