Chemical reactions of the elements

Reaction of einsteinium with air

As only a little einsteinium ever been made, its reactivity with air is unknown. One would predict its behaviour to be similar to that of holmium (immediately above einsteinium in the periodic table).

Reaction of einsteinium with water

As only a little (a few milligrammes) einsteinium ever been made, its reactivity with water is largely unknown. There are one or two comments in the literature to the effect that einsteinium does react with water or steam, probably to form einsteinium(III) oxide, Es2O3, and maybe other products as well. I'm not sure whether these comments are a prediction or based upon actual experiment. One would predict its behaviour to be similar to that of erbium (immediately above fermium in the periodic table).

Reaction of einsteinium with the halogens

As only a little einsteinium ever been made, its reactivity with the halogens is unknown. One would predict its behaviour to be similar to that of holmium (immediately above einsteinium in the periodic table).

Reaction of einsteinium with acids

As only a little einsteinium ever been made, its reactivity with acids is largely unknown. One would predict its behaviour to be similar to that of holmium (immediately above einsteinium in the periodic table). There are one or two comments in the literature to the effect that einsteinium does react with some acids. I'm not sure whether these comments are a prediction or based upon actual experiment.

Reaction of einsteinium with bases

As only a little einsteinium ever been made, its reactivity with bases is largely unknown. One would predict its behaviour to be similar to that of holmium (immediately above einsteinium in the periodic table). There are one or two comments in the literature to the effect that einsteinium does not react with alkalis. I'm not sure whether these comments are a prediction or based upon actual experiment.

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