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Hassium

Name: Hassium
Symbol: Hs
Number of Energy Levels: 7
Electrons on the outer energy level: 2
Atomic number: 108
Atomic Mass: 269 Amu (Atomic Mass Units) (predicted)
Protons/Electrons: 108
Neutrons: 157
Density: 40.7 g/cm3 (predicted)
Classification: Transition Metal

Hassium | Chemical elements

Hassium was discovered in 1984 at the research center GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research. Hassium was named after the Latin word "Hassias" which is a German state (Hesse). Hassium’s melting and boiling points are unknown.

Top 10 interesting facts about Hassium

  1. Hassium is a synthetic element which can not be found in natute.
  2. Hassium is a radioactive element.
  3. Hassium has 12 known isotopes .
  4. Hassium’s most stable isotope is 269-Hassium with a half-life of 9.7 seconds.
  5. Only around 100 atoms of hassium have been synthesized until now.
  6. Hassium behaves chemically as the heavier element to osmium.
  7. Hassium is predicted to have a silvery color when in bulk and to react with oxygen easily.
  8. Hassium tetroxide formed in the reaction with the oxygen is believed to be very volatile.
  9. Hassium is predicted to have a resistance to uniform compression very similar to that of diamond.
  10. Hassium is predicted to have the highest density of all known elements.

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