1949 Berkelium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

BerkeleyGlenn T. Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso, Stanley Gerald Thompson elements Berkelium


Atomic number 97


They named americium, curium, and berkelium as their chemical homologues were named, but they named neptunium and plutonium, which follow uranium in the periodic table, according to the planetary sequence—Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (which was considered at the time to be a planet).

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