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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.
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