Hassium: the essentials
Hassium, is a synthetic element that is not present in the environment at all.
The interested reader should consult the on-line version of The Wonderful World of Atoms and Nuclei for a fascinating insight into research on "super-heavy" atoms.
Hassium: historical information
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Hassium has no biological role.
Hassium is a synthetic element that is not present in the geosphere.
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Physical properties Read more »
- Density of solid: 28600 (predicted) kg m-3
- Molar volume: |196| cm3
- Thermal conductivity: |206| W m‑1 K‑1
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Crystal structure Read more »
The solid state structure of hassium is: .
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Hassium atoms have 108 electrons and the shell structure is 188.8.131.52.32.14.2. The ground state electronic configuration of neutral Hassium is [Rn].5f14.6d6.7s2 (a guess based upon that of osmium) and the term symbol of Hassium is 5D4 (a guess based upon guessed electronic structure).
- Pauling electronegativity: (no data) (Pauling units)
- First ionisation energy: (no data) kJ mol‑1
- Second ionisation energy: (no data) kJ mol‑1
Isolation: only a few atoms of element 108, hassium, have ever been made. The first atoms were made through a nuclear reaction involving fusion of an isotope of lead, 208Pb, with one of iron, 58Fe.
208Bi + 58Fe → 265Hs + 1n
Isolation of an observable quantity of hassium has never been achieved, and may well never be. This is because hassium decays very rapidly through the emission of α-particles.
Press release: http://www.gsi.de/portrait/Pressemeldungen/17052001_e.html
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