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Lawrencium Element (Lr) Information
|State (at STP)||Solid (predicted)|
|Position in Periodic table|
Group: actinides, Period: 7, Block: f
Inner transition metals
|Atomic number or |
|Atomic mass of Lawrencium (most stable isotope)|| |
2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 9, 2
|Electronic configuration||[Rn] 5f14 7s2 7p1|
1.3 (Pauling scale)
|Crystal structure (predicted)|
HCP (hexagonal close packed)
|Melting point (predicted)||1900 K or 1627 °C or 2961 °F|
|Density (predicted)||14.4 g/cm3|
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Lawrencium in Periodic table
Lawrencium element is in period 7 and in actinides group of the Periodic table. Lawrencium is the f-block element and it belongs to inner transition metals group.
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Why is Lawrencium in Period 7?
Let me ask you a question.
How many shells does lawrencium have?
It’s 7. Right?
You have already seen the bohr model of lawrencium atom in the above table.
From the Bohr model, it can be found that the number of orbits or shells in lawrencium is 7. Hence, as lawrencium has 7 orbits, it lies in period 7 of the Periodic table.
Why is Lawrencium in f-block?
Before knowing this reason, first of all I want to ask you a simple question.
How can you determine the blocks-wise position of elements?
The simple answer: The elements will lie in the s, p, d or f block will completely depend upon the subshell in which the last electron will enter.
For example; the electron configuration of lawrencium is [Rn] 5f14 7s2 7p1.
So the last electron of lawrencium enters the f-subshell or f-orbital.
Hence, lawrencium is the f-block element.
5 facts about Lawrencium
Interesting facts about lawrencium element are mentioned below.
- The element was named “Lawrencium” to honor the chemist Ernst Lawrence.
- Lawrencium was discovered by Georgy Flerov and his colleagues at Joint Institute of National Research and this element was also independently discovered by Albert Ghiorso and his colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
- There are 14 isotopes of lawrencium and all these isotopes are radioactive in nature.
- Out of all the isotopes of lawrencium, the most stable isotope is 266Lr, which has a half-life of 10 hours.
- Lawrencium is a synthetic element and it is prepared artificially by humans. Till now, very less quantity of lawrencium has been produced.
Properties of Lawrencium
The physical and chemical properties of lawrencium element are mentioned below.
- Lawrencium is a radioactive element and it is harmful too.
- Just similar to the other actinides, the lawrencium element also shows the +3 and +2 oxidation states.
- The predicted melting point of lawrencium is 1627 °C.
- The atomic mass of the most stable isotope of lawrencium is 266 u and its predicted density is 14.4 g/cm3.
- The predicted crystal structure of lawrencium is HCP (hexagonal close packed).
Uses of Lawrencium
Lawrencium is generally used for scientific research work. It has no commercial uses due to its radioactive nature as well as scarcity.
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