Atomic number 104
Atomic mass 260.9 g.mol -1
Melting point unknown
Boiling point unknown
Discovered by Lord Rutherford of Nelson
Rutherfordium is a highly radioactive chemical element. His most stable isotope Rf 265 has an half like of approximately 13 hours. Nine of its isotopes are known. Its predominant oxidation in +4 and complexes such as RfCl62- have been confirmed.
Rutherfordium does not have any application and little is known about it.
Rutherforium is not found free in the environment, since it is a synthetic elemenst.
As it is so unstable, any amount formed would decompose to other elements so quickly that there’s no reason to study its effects on human health.
Due to its extremely short half-life (about 10 minutes), there’s no reason for considering the effects of rutherfordium in the environment.
Richard Orberson Designed this12/29/2017