Element 112 of Periodic table is
Copernicium with atomic number 112,
atomic weight 285.
Copernicium, symbol Cn, has a
Simple Hexagonal structure and unknown color.
Copernicium is a transition metal element.
Trivial name of Copernicium is volatile metals.
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Copernicium is a chemical element with symbol Cn and atomic number 112. It is an extremely radioactive synthetic element that can only be created in a laboratory. The most stable known isotope, copernicium-285, has a half-life of approximately 29 seconds, but it is possible that this copernicium isotope may have a nuclear isomer with a longer half-life, 8.9 min.
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Periodic table is arranged by atomic number, number of protons in the nucleus which is same as number of
The atomic number increases from left to right. Periodic table starts at top left ( Atomic number 1) and
ends at bottom right (atomic number 118). Therefore you can directly look for atomic number
112 to find Copernicium on periodic table.
Another way to read periodic table and locate an element is by using group number (column)
and period number (row). To locate Copernicium on periodic
table look for cross section of group 12 and period
7 in the modern periodic table.
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The element Copernicium was discovered by Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in year
1996 in Germany
derived its name from Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer
The table below shows the abundance of Copernicium in Universe, Sun, Meteorites,
Earth's Crust, Oceans and Human Body.
The solid state structure of Copernicium is Simple Hexagonal.
The Crystal structure can be described in terms of its unit Cell. The unit Cells repeats itself in
dimensional space to form the structure.
The unit cell is represented in terms of its lattice parameters, which are the lengths of the cell
Lattice Constants (a, b and c)
and the angles between them Lattice Angles (alpha, beta and gamma).
The positions of the atoms inside the unit cell are described by the set of atomic positions (
xi, yi, zi) measured from a reference lattice point.
The symmetry properties of the crystal are described by the concept of space groups. All possible
symmetric arrangements of particles in three-dimensional space are described by the 230 space groups
(219 distinct types, or 230 if chiral copies are considered distinct.
Copernicium atoms have 112 electrons and
the electronic shell structure is [2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 2] with Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers) 1S0.
Shell Structure of Copernicium - Electrons per energy
The ground state electronic configuration of Neutral Copernicium atom is
[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2.
The portion of Copernicium configuration that is equivalent to the noble gas of
the preceding period, is abbreviated as [Rn]. For atoms with many electrons, this
notation can become lengthy and so an abbreviated notation is used.This is important as it is
the Valence electrons 5f14 6d10 7s2, electrons in
the outermost shell that determine the chemical properties of the element.
Complete ground state electronic configuration for the Copernicium atom, Unabbreviated electronic configuration
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6 5f14 6d10 7s2
Copernicium atomic radius is N/A, while it's covalent radius is N/A.
The electron affinity of Copernicium is N/A
Refer to table below for Ionization energies of Copernicium
Refer to below table for Copernicium Physical Properties
Copernicium is N/A of electricity. Refer to
below for the Electrical properties of Copernicium
Refer to table below for Thermal properties of Copernicium
Isotopes of rhodium. Naturally occurring Copernicium has
1 stable isotope -
List of unique identifiers to search the element in various chemical registry databases