Rutherfordium - Rf


Atomic number 104

Atomic mass 260.9 g.mol -1

Density unknown

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.

Rutherfordium in the environment

Rutherforium is not found free in the environment, since it is a synthetic elemenst.

Health effects of rutherfordium

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.

Environmental effects of rutherfordium

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