# Berkelium Element

Find elemental, thermodynamic, material, electromagnetic, atomic & nuclear properties of berkelium element along with reactivity and abundance.

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Berkelium is the ninety-seven element in the periodic table. A periodic table contains 118 elements distributed in 7 rows and 18 columns. The rows are known as periods and the columns are the groups of the periodic table. The elements of the periodic table are arranged according to their atomic number.

## Basic elemental properties of Berkelium

There are 118 different elements in the periodic table but there are some basic elemental properties of each. In a periodic table, elements with basic elemental properties are grouped together. Basic elemental properties of Berkelium  are:

### Atomic Symbol of Berkelium

Every element in the periodic table has its atomic symbol or chemical symbol for representation. The atomic symbol of Berkelium is “97”

### Atomic Number of Berkelium

Elements in the periodic table are arranged in groups and periods on the basis of their atomic number.

Atomic number is the number of protons present in the nucleus of an atom. The atomic number of Berkelium is 97. This shows Berkelium is the ninety-seven element of the periodic table.

### Short Electronic Configuration of Berkelium

Short Electronic Configuration of Berkelium is [Xe]7s2 ,5 f9

### Block of Berkelium in Periodic Table

There are four blocks (s, p, d, f) in the periodic table. Berkelium belongs to the f-block of the periodic table. F block is the fourth block in the periodic table.

### Period of Berkelium in Periodic Table

Periodic table is arranged in periods and groups. The rows going across left to right are periods and Berkelium is placed in the seventh period. Elements that are present in a period share common properties .

### Atomic Mass of Berkelium

Atomic mass is the mass of an atom and the atomic mass of Berkelium is 247 u. If we round off the atomic mass of Berkelium , we get 247 u.

## Thermodynamic properties of Berkelium

Thermodynamic properties are the characteristic features of a system, capable of specifying the system's state. The thermodynamic properties of an element include chemical, physical and thermal properties. The thermodynamic properties of Berkelium are:

### Phase at STP

Phase at STP is the state in which an element is present. The stp phase of Berkelium is “Solid”.

### Melting Point of Berkelium

Melting point is a temperature at which an element of substance changes its state from solid to liquid. The melting point of Berkelium gas is 986°C.

These are some of the main thermodynamic properties of Berkelium . Let’s find out all the material properties of Berkelium .

## Material properties

We have discussed basic elemental properties and thermodynamic properties of Berkelium gas. Besides these, there are many material properties of Berkelium as well. Some of the material properties include density, molar volume, refractive index and thermal conductivity.

### Density of Berkelium

The density of Berkelium element is  13.25 g/cm3

### Molar Volume of Berkelium

The molar volume of Berkelium is 16.7cm3/mol

### Thermal Conductivity of Berkelium

The thermal conductivity of Berkelium is 10 W/(mK)

These are the main material properties of Berkelium .

## Reactivity of Berkelium

### Valency of Berkelium

The valency of a Berkelium element is a number that represents the ability of an atom to combine with other atoms. The valency of Berkelium is 4.

### Electronegativity of Berkelium

Electronegativity of Berkelium is the tendency of its atom participating in a covalent bond to attract the bonding electrons. Berkelium  has 1.3 electronegativity.

### First ionization energy of Berkelium

It is the energy to remove the outermost electron from the neutral atom in the gas phase. The first ionization energy of Berkelium is 601 kJ/mol

## Atomic properties

Term Symbol of Berkelium

The term symbol specifies the electronic state of an atom. The term symbol of Berkelium atom is 6 H15/2

The total distance from an atom's nucleus to the outermost orbital of an electron is its atomic radius. The atomic radius of Berkelium is 244 pm.

Covalent radius is the measurement of an atom's size that forms a covalent bond. The covalent radius of Berkelium is 102 pm for single bond and 85 for triple bond

### Van der Waals Radius of Berkelium

Van der waals radius is the measurement for the size of an atom that is not chemically bonded. The van der Waals radius of Berkelium is 153 pm.

## Abundances of Berkelium

It is the measure that tells us about the percentage of which it is present.

### Abundance of Berkelium in the universe

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### Abundance of Berkelium in the solar system

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### Abundance of Berkelium in earth's crust

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### Abundance of Berkelium in ocean

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### Universe Molar Abundances of Berkelium

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### Solar Molar Abundances of Berkelium

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### Crust Molar Abundances of Berkelium

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### Human Molar Abundances of Berkelium

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## Nuclear properties of Berkelium

### Half life of Berkelium

Half life is the time for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. The half Life of Berkelium is 1380 yr.

The lifetime of Berkelium is 1990 yr

The specific radioactivity of Berkelium is 38.82 GBq/g

### Decay Mode of Berkelium

The decay mode of Berkelium is alpha emission

### Unstable isotopes of Berkelium

The unstable isotopes of Berkelium is 247 Bk (1380 yr)

### Neutron Cross Section of Berkelium

The neutron cross section of Berkelium is 710 b

## Identifiers of Berkelium

### CAS Number of Berkelium

The CAS number of Berkelium is 7440-40-6