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What is Actinium?

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Periodic table of chemical elements is an arrangement of elements in the form of rows (period) and columns (Group). They are arranged with respect to their atomic numbers and similar characteristics. Actinium In Periodic Table </> More »
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It’s an atomic symbol of Actinium which helps identifying it in periodic table. Symbol
Ac
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Group number of Metals is vertical column number in periodic table. Group Number
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Period number is a horizontal row number of Metals in periodic table. Period Number
7
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Periodic table is subdivided into 4 blocks i.e p-block, d-block, s-block and f-block. Block
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The f-block is in the center-left of a 32-column periodic table but in the footnoted appendage of 18-column tables. These elements are not generally considered as part of any group. They are often called inner transition metals.f block
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Metals belongs to the subcategory of periodic table. Different element families exist in this table. For example, Alkali metals, Transition metals, alkaline earth metals, post-transition metals, Lanthanide & Actinide series metals. Element Family
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Total 15 metals are included in actinide series, from Actinium to Lawrencium. Actinide series is located under f and d block of the periodic table.Actinide
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Want to know Interesting and lesser known facts about Actinium, then you are at the right place. Facts about Actinium </> More »
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Bunch of Interesting facts about Actinium. Interesting Facts
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List of different sources of Actinium. Sources
  • Obtained by Treating Radium with Neutrons
  • Ores of metals
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Lets check out the facts about history of Actinium. History of Actinium
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You might be wondering who discovered Actinium metal? Who Discovered Actinium
Friedrich Oskar Giesel
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Actinium metal’s discovery period. Because we think most of the metals are discovered by our ant-sisters but is it really true? Let’s Find out then! Discovery
In 1902
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Different types of Actinium Uses and benefits are listed down below. Uses of Actinium </> More »
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Uses & Benefits Uses & Benefits
  • Actinium metal has a great source of alpha rays but it is hardly used outside research purpose.
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List of industrial uses of Actinium. Industrial Uses
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Biological properties of Actinium. Biological Properties
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Toxicity level of Actinium metal. Toxicity
Toxic
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Physical properties or characteristics of Actinium. These properties are mostly related to its appearance and surface. Physical Properties of Actinium </> More »
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The temperature at which Metals metal starts melting. Melting Point
1,227.00 °C
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The temperature at which Metals starts boiling. Not literally it is a temperature point at which it converts to vapors. Boiling Point
3,200.00 °C
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Physical appearance or look and feel of Actinium is described here. Appearance of Actinium
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Physical state or phase of Actinium at room temperature. Physical State
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At room temperature almost all metal are found in solid physical sate but only the mercury element found in liquid state.Solid
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One might wonder, what is the exact color of Actinium metal in nature? Color
Silvery White
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Metals generally exhibit a metallic luster! Lets check out the look and feel of Actinium metal. Luster
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The speed of sound is the distance traveled per unit time by a sound wave propagating through an elastic medium. Speed of Sound
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Optical properties related to refractive index & the reflectivity parameters of Actinium. Optical Properties
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Its an optical property, the refractive index or index of refraction of an optical medium is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium. Refractive Index
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Reflectance of the surface of a material is its effectiveness in reflecting radiant energy. Here you will get to know how much is the reflectivity percentage of this metal. Reflectivity
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Chemical properties or characteristics of Actinium are listed here. Chemical Properties of Actinium </> More »
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Chemical formula or atomic symbol of Actinium. This symbol is very useful while mentioning chemical reactions and equations of this metals. Chemical Formula
Ac
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Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Electronegativity
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Pauling Electronegativity is very popular scale to measure Electronegativity of metals. Pauling Electronegativity
1.10
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Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Opposite of that is known as Electropositivity. Electropositivity
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Pauling Electropositivity is scale used to mesure Electropositivity of Actinium. Pauling Electropositivity
2.90
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Detailed information about the atomic structure of Actinium. Atomic Properties of Actinium </> More »
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Atomic number of Metals is the number of protons present in the atom of Metals metal. Atomic Number
89
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The electron configuration of Actinium is the distribution of its electrons in atom or molecule in atomic or molecular orbitals. Electron Configuration
[Rn] 6d1 7s2
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In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. There are different types of Crystal structure exhibited by metals. Crystal Structure
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In crystallography, the cubic (or isometric) crystal system is a crystal system where the unit cell is in the shape of a cube. This is one of the most common and simplest shapes found in crystals and minerals.Face Centered Cubic (FCC)
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Images of crystal lattice of Actinium. It is a symmetrical three-dimensional arrangement of atoms inside a crystal. Crystal Lattice
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Radius of an Atom of Actinium. Different radius measures are listed below. Radius of an Atom
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The atomic radius of Actinium can be defined as a measure of the size of its atoms. Atomic Radius
195.00 pm
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It will let know the previous and next atomic number of Actinium. Adjacent Atomic Numbers
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Previous atomic number metal. For eg. If the atomic number of Gold is 79 then the previous atomic number belongs to Platinum which is 78. Previous Element
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Next atomic number metal. For eg. if the atomic number of Gold is 79 then the next atomic number belongs to Mercury which is 80. Next Element
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List of different mechanical properties of Actinium metal. These properties test the mechanical strength of this metal. Mechanical Properties of Actinium </> More »
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The density of Actinium metal is a relationship between the mass of the Actinium atom and how much space it takes up (volume). Density of Actinium
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Actinium density at room temperature. Density At Room Temperature
10.00 g/cm3
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How much it will compress under a given amount of external pressure, that can be found with the help of its elasticity modulus. Elasticity properties
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Shear Modulus of Actinium is a measure of its elastic properties. Shear Modulus
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Bulk Modulus of Actinium is a measure of its elastic properties. Bulk Modulus
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Young’s Modulus of Actinium is a measure of its elastic properties. Young’s Modulus
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List of different magnetic properties and characteristics of Actinium. Magnetic Properties of Actinium </> More »
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Different Magnetic significance of Actinium. Magnetic Characteristics of Actinium
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Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a reference substance. Specific Gravity
10.07
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Magnetic Ordering of Actinium defines its magnetic orientation (nature) and magnetic type. Magnetic Ordering
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Paramagnetic metals are slightly attracted by magnet, but they can’t retain the magnetic effect once they are removed from the magnetic field.Paramagnetic
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List of different electrical properties and significance of Actinium. Electrical Properties
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Electrical property or nature of Actinium defines its electrical orientation and electrical type. Electrical Property
Unknown
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Electrical resistivity (also known as resistivity, specific electrical resistance, or volume resistivity) is an intrinsic property that quantifies how strongly a given material opposes the flow of electric current. Resistivity
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Thermal characteristic and the concepts thermodynamics of Actinium. Thermal Properties of Actinium </> More »
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The specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat
0.12 J/(kg K)
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Thermal conductivity (often denoted k, λ, or κ) is the property of a material to conduct heat. Thermal Conductivity
12.00 W/m·K
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Enthalpy is the sum of the internal energy and the product of pressure and volume given by the equation. Enthalpy of Actinium
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The enthalpy of vaporization, also known as the heat of vaporization, is the enthalpy change required to transform a given quantity of a substance from a liquid into a gas at a given pressure. Enthalpy of Vaporization
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Actinium Metal

Metals have been an inseparable component of major civilizations since centuries. Although metals were utilized since time unknown, researchers put considerable efforts in giving them appropriate names and defining their different properties and characteristics. This nomenclature process helped in arranging these metals in a well-organized fashion, known as the periodic table. In this periodic table, Actinium metal is also represented by the symbol Ac. This atomic symbol of Actinium is useful in indicating the position of metal Ac in the periodic table. If you are curious-headed or a science-geek, the common questions about metals are What is Actinium? What are its physical, chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties? Find all the relevant facts about Ac metals in the following sections.

Periodic Table of Actinium

Periodic table of Actinium comments over its position in the periodic table, on the basis of parameters like group number, period row, atomic number and orbital block. The metals which have electrons falling in the same sub-shell are grouped under the same block corresponding to its respective orbital. Actinium metal belongs to Actinide Series category of the periodic table. Metals down a group have same valency while metals across a period have the same number of shells. Its group number (column number) is Not Available, whereas its period number is 7. It is placed under f block of the periodic table & is one of the prominent f block elements.

Actinium Metal Properties

Metals have certain properties by which they can be distinguished from one another. Magnetic and Atomic Structure of Actinium are few widely searched properties. Using the comparison facility, you can not only view the individual metal properties, but also compare the properties of multiple metals to get a thorough comparative analysis between the metals of your choice. Atomic number is a basic building block for the arrangement of metals in the periodic table. Atomic number of Actinium is 89 and its atomic weight is 227.00 amu. The electrons in its atom are arranged in orbitals as [Rn] 6d1 7s2. Nuclear particles in Actinium atom are 138 neutrons, 89 protons and 89 electrons.

Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Actinium

Physical and chemical characteristics of Actinium are two major criteria while comparing this metal with other metals. Physical Properties of Actinium include its external appearance, shininess at surface, color, etc. Properties like density, viscosity, melting and boiling point are also covered in this section. At room temperature, this metal is a Silvery White Solid. It starts melting at 1,227.00 °C. All these Actinium metal properties together define what is Actinium?

Modern Periodic Table

Modern Periodic Table
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7

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H

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La-Lu
Ac-Lr

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B

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C
Si
Ge

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N
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As
Sb

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O
S
Se
Te

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F
Cl
Br
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At

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He
Ne
Ar
Kr
Xe
Rn
Og