Symbol: Lr

Atomic Number: 103

Atomic Weight: (262)

Lawrencium is a member of the actinide series in the periodic table. It has the symbol LR and is under number 103. Lawrencium is a radioactive synthetic chemical element, which is also known as a period 6 d-block element. It is similar to lutetium in composition and to the other elements of the actinide series.

Lawrencium does not appear freely in nature in its natural form. It was derived by a team of scientists from the University of California in 1961. The element was first produced by bombarding isotopes of californium with nuclei of boron. It was named lawrencium after...Read More