• Name: Flerovium

  • Symbol: Fl

  • Number of Energy Levels: 7

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 4 (predicted)

  • Atomic Number: 114

  • Atomic Mass: 289 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 114

  • Neutrons: 175

  • Density: 14 g/cm3 (predicted)

  • Classification: Transition Metal (predicted)

Top 9 interesting facts about Flerovium

  • Flerovium was discovered in 1998 at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1999). Flerovium was named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions which was named after Georgy Flyorov.
  • Its melting point is predicted to be at 340 K (67 C, 160 F) and its boiling point is predicted to be at 420 K (147 C, 297 F).
  • Flerovium is an artificial chemical element created in laboratory.
  • Flerovium is a superheavy and extremely radioactive chemical element.
  • Flerovium is the heaviest element of the carbon group.
  • Flerovium is a very volatile element and it might be gaseous at standard temperature and pressure conditions.
  • Less than 100 atoms of flerovium have been synthesize up to now.
  • Flerovium-289 is the most stable isotope of flerovium with a half-life of 2.6 seconds.
  • Flerovium was first synthesized by bombarding plutonium-244 with calcium-48.