Rutherfordium (atomic number 104, symbol Rf) with temporary name Unnilquadium - Unq, is a synthetic chemical element i.e. it is synthesised, not found naturally.
Chemical and Physical Properties
Rutherfordium or unnilquadium has an atomic number of 104 and atomic weight of 267. The element is highly radioactive and artificially generated. The element's initial (and officially recognised name) honours the scientist Ernest Rutherford). Unnilquadium's most stable isotope - 267 Rf has a half-life of about one point three hours. Although the chemical properties of unnilquadium are still unknown, scientists believe this metal would work well with other elements of Group 4 in...Read More