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LaurenHill Academy, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Rutherfordium, 104, LaurenHill Academy, St-Laurent QuebecRutherfordium: After attending the Gairdner Lecture at McGill University with our chemistry class, we visited the Otto Maass Chemistry Building and the Rutherford Physics Building. In the entrance of the latter was a bust of the physicist whose name is honored by element 104. So I decided to sketch him on the tile and also to include his Nobel-prize winning gold foil experiment in which a few alpha particles shockingly bounced back. According to Rutherford it was like "firing a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you."

Original artwork by Iqra Tariq, Enrico Uva, LaurenHill Academy, St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada

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Rutherfordium

Rf

104

(261) amu

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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/