Copernicium

1996

Copernicium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


DarmstadtSigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov, Fritz Peter Heßberger, Peter Armbruster, H. Folger, Gottfried Münzenberg, H. J. Schött elements

Copernicium

Atomic number 112

Impractical uses


In heavier elements, electrons in s and p atomic orbitals travel at a significant fraction of the speed of light, which increases the relativistic mass of those electrons.

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  • Copernicium,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt