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Tennessine (Ts)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTennessine is a superheavy artificial chemical element with an atomic number of 117 and a symbol of Ts. Also known as eka-astatine or element 117, it is the second-heaviest known element and penultimate element of the 7th period of the periodic table. As of 2016, fifteen tennessine atoms have been observed:six when it was first synthesized in 2010, seven in 2012, and two in 2014.

Tennessine in the periodic table

Atomic number117
Element categoryUnknown

Physical properties

Phase at STPSolid
Density7.17 g/cm3
Atomic weight294 u
Melting point723 K
449.85 °C
841.73 °F
Boiling point883 K
609.85 °C
1129.73 °F

Atomic properties

Electronegativity (Pauling Scale)
Electron affinity165.9 kJ/mol
Oxidation states(−1), (+1), (+3), (+5)
Ionization energies
1736.9 kJ/mol
21435.4 kJ/mol
32161.9 kJ/mol
44012.9 kJ/mol
55076.4 kJ/mol

Electron configuration

Elektronkonfiguration (shorthand)[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p5
Electron configuration1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 4f14 5s2 5p6 5d10 5f14 6s2 6p6 6d10 7s2 7p5
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 7


Discovered byJoint Institute for Nuclear Research
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