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Rutherfordium at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Rutherfordium
Symbol: Rf
Atomic Number: 104
Atomic Mass: (261.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 104
Number of Neutrons: 157
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density @ 293 K: Unknown
Color: Unknown
Other Names: Unnilquadium (Unq), Dubnium (Db), Rutherfordium (Rf)

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Rutherfordium]  
Number of Energy Levels: 7

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 32
    Fifth Energy Level: 32
    Sixth Energy Level: 10
    Seventh Energy Level: 2


Isotope Half Life
Rf-2574.7 seconds


Date of Discovery: 1969
Discoverer: Albert Ghiorso
Name Origin: After Lord Rutherford, a New Zealand chemist and physicist
Uses: No uses known
Obtained From: Man-made

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