Einsteinium

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Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Einsteinium, 99, Port Credit Secondary High School, Mississauga ONEinsteinium: Einsteinium was first discovered by Albert Ghiorso in 1952 during the first thermonuclear explosion.  It was named after the renowned physicist, Albert Einstein.  A silhouette of Albert Einstein is the focus of my element tile.  Inside the silhouette, drawings related to the element can be seen, such as the Bohr-Rutherford diagram.  The colours that are found in the background of the element tile represent the uniqueness of the element.  This element is unique because it is radioactive, and it is artificially created.

Artwork by Eneet Chandi. Teacher: Jeanne Honsberger, Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Atomic properties*

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Einsteinium

Es

99

(252) amu

860ºC

No data

No data

No data

1

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/