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Head Royce School, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Californium, 98, Head Royce School, California USA

Californium: Since the element is called Californium, I thought it was appropriate to draw California. From snowboarding in the mountains, hiking through the Redwood tree forests, river rafting down rivers, witnessing the best view of the Bay Area on the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoying the Napa Valley wine, being a kid again in Disneyland, spotting movie stars in Hollywood, and surfing on the beaches of Malibu, California is truly the most colourful place to live in. I am proud to call it my home and I think it is the perfect name for the element!

Michelle Ito. Teachers: Caroline Lehman and Stella Glogover, Head Royce School, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Californium

Cf

98

251 amu

900ºC

No data

15.1 g/cm3

No data

4

Solid

No data

Metallic**

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/