Lawrencium: the essentials

Lawrencium is a synthetic "rare earth metal" which does not occur in the environment.

Lawrencium: historical information

Lawrencium was discovered by Albert Ghiorso, Torbjorn Sikkeland, Almon Larsh, Robert M. Latimer in 1961 at United States. Origin of name: temporary IUPAC nomenclature. The origin of the Amercian Chemical Society preferred name is Ernest O. "Lawrence", inventor of the cyclotron.

Element 103, lawrencium, was discovered in 1961 by Ghiorso and others in Berkeley, California, USA, who bombarded a californium target with boron ions. They obtained perhaps two micrograms. Several lawrencium isotopes including those with masses 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, and 260 are known now.

Lawrencium around us Read more »

Lawrencium has no biological role.

Lawrencium is a synthetic element that is not present in the geosphere.

Abundances for lawrencium in a number of different environments. More abundance data »
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The solid state structure of lawrencium is: .

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Lawrencium atoms have 103 electrons and the shell structure is The ground state electronic configuration of neutral Lawrencium is [Rn].5f14.7s2.7p1 (tentative) and the term symbol of Lawrencium is 2P1/2 (tentative).


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Lawrencium isotopes Read more »

Table. Stables isotopes of lawrencium.
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