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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Californium vs Protactinium

Compare Californium and Protactinium

Compare Californium and Protactinium on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Californium vs Protactinium with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Cf vs Pa on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Californium
98
Cf
251
Solid
N/A
actinide
N/A
 
7
f
[Rn] 5f10 7s2
900 °C
N/A
2, 8, 18, 32, 28, 8, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Californium
Protactinium
91
Pa
231.03588
Solid
Silver
actinide
N/A
 
7
f
[Rn] 5f2 6d1 7s2
1572 °C
4000 °C
2, 8, 18, 32, 20, 9, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Protactinium

History

History
The element Californium was discovered by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in year 1950 in United States. Californium derived its name from from California, where the element was first synthesized
The element Protactinium was discovered by William Crookes in year 1913 in Germany and United Kingdom. Protactinium derived its name derived its name from from the Greek protos, 'first', and actinium, which is produced through the radioactive decay of protactinium

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
N/A
None
None
None
None
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
9.9×10-13%
2×10-23%
None

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

N/A
16.622516556291 cm3
N/A
N/A
2.9×103
californium Spectrum
338, 338, 1102.5 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

californium Crystal Structure
180 pm
15.03161223162 cm3
N/A
N/A
500
protactinium Spectrum
392.5, 392.5, 323.8 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
I4/mmm
139

Centered Tetragonal

protactinium Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
98
98
98
251
153
2, 8, 18, 32, 28, 8, 2
[Rn] 5f10 7s2
5f10 7s2
 2;3;4
5I8
californium Shells
91
91
91
231.03588
140.03588
2, 8, 18, 32, 20, 9, 2
[Rn] 5f2 6d1 7s2
5f2 6d1 7s2
 3;4;5
4K11/2
protactinium Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
None.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
None.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

4
1.3
N/A
608 kJ/mol
5
1.5
N/A
568 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

15.1 g/cm3
16.622516556291

 

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15.37 g/cm3
15.03161223162

 

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5.6×106 S/m
1.8×10-7 m Ω
1.4

 

47 W/(m K)
N/A

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
3.25×10-8
7.509×10-9
0.0004995

 

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Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

900 °C
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

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N/A
N/A
1572 °C
4000 °C
N/A
1.4

 

15 kJ/mol
470 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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