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


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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Other readings:

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