Periodic Table


Atomic number: 104
Atomic weight: 261
Symbol: Rf
Group number: 4
Electronic configuration: [Rn].5f14.6d2.7s2 (tentative)


General information

Discoveror: Workers at the Nuclear Institute at Dubna, and the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Date discovered: 1964
Discovered at: USSR, United States
Meaning of name: The origin of the Amercian Chemical Society preferred name is Lord "Rutherford", the physicist and chemist from New Zealand.

Physical data

Standard state: unknown but presumably a solid at 298 K
Colour: >


This section gives some data for naturally occurring isotopes.
Nominal mass Accurate mass % natural abundance

Further Information

Copyright 1997 Mark Winter
Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7HF, England.

The current version of this document is at http://www.shef.ac.uk/~chem/web-elements-I/Rf.html