• Name: Copernicium

  • Symbol: Cn

  • Number of Energy Levels: 7

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 2

  • Atomic Number: 112

  • Atomic Mass: 285 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 112

  • Neutrons: 165

  • Density: 23.7 g/cm3

  • Classification: Transition Metal

Top 11 interesting facts about Copernicium

  • Copernicium was discovered in 1996 at the research center GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Germany. Copernicium was named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • Copernicium's melting and boiling points are unknown.
  • Copernicium is a synthetic element that can be produced only in laboratory.
  • Copernicium is a very radioactive element.
  • Copernicium doesn't have stable isotopes.
  • Copernicium-285 is the most stable isotope of copernicium with a half-life of 29 seconds which possible has a nuclear isomer with a half-life of 8.9 minutes.
  • Copernicium is a very volatile metal.
  • Copernicium is believed to be a gas at standard temperature and pressure conditions.
  • Copernicium's predominant oxidation state is +4.
  • Copernicium is used for research purposes only.
  • The element 112 was officially named copernicium in 2010.