Bohrium is one of the synthetic elements which is not found abundantly in nature. It has an atomic number of 107 and a symbol Bh. It is assumed to be a very solid metal. This metal was discovered by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg in the year 1976, and it is named after a physicist from Danish naming Niels Bohr, who is very well known for the explanation of the atomic structure and theory through his model.
In the periodic table, it is a d-block transactinide element. It is a member of the 7th period and belongs to the group 7 elements as the fifth member of the 6d series of transition metals. Chemistry experiments have confirmed that bohrium behaves as the heavier homologue to rhenium in group 7. The chemical properties of bohrium are characterized only partly, but they compare well with the chemistry of the other group 7 elements.
Characteristics of Bohrium
- Bohrium metal has around ten isotopes out of which 270Bh is the most stable one having a half-life of about 61 seconds.
- The atomic weight of a synthetic transuranium element is mainly based upon the longest-lived isotope of the periodic table.
- The atomic weights have to be considered as arranged as the new isotope with the longer half-life can be produced in the future.
- In the periodic table, Bohrium belongs to the d-block and is a transactinide element.
- It belongs to the 7th period and is one among the elements of group 7.
- Some of the experiments in chemistry have confirmed that this metal bohrium is as heavier homolog when compared to rhenium element in the group 7.