The element flerovium takes its name from the Russian scientist Georgy Flerov. He founded the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubná, Russia, where this element was first produced in a particle accelerator. Flerovium is highly radioactive and its atoms last only a few seconds before splitting apart.

Summary of properties (Fl)

Atomic weight[289]
Discoverer (year)unknown (1999)
Natural formmetallic solid (-)
Electron configuration[Rn] 5f 14 6d10 7s2 7p2
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Abundance in earth's crust (ppm)synthetic
Isotope (abundance)
Density g/cm3
Van der Waals radius (pm)
Covalent radius (pm)143
Electronegativity (Pauling)
Vaporization enthalpy (kJ/mol)-
Enthalpy of fusion (kJ/mol)-
Specific heat capacity (J/g·K) at 25ºC and 1 atm-
Thermal conductivity (W/cm·K) at 25ºC and 1 atm-
Oxidation state
Electron affinity (eV)<0
1st Ionization potential (eV)

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