We Use Cookies
We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. For more information, please review our cookie policy and privacy policy.
By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

Zirconium (Zr)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaZirconium is a chemical element with symbol Zr and atomic number 40. The name of zirconium is taken from the name of the mineral zircon, the most important source of zirconium. The word zircon comes from the Persian word zargun زرگون, meaning "gold-colored".

Zirconium in the periodic table

SymbolZr
Atomic number40
Group4
Period5
Blockd
Element categoryTransition Metal

Physical properties

Phase at STPSolid
Density6.52 g/cm3
Atomic weight91.2242 u
Melting point2128 K
1854.85 °C
3370.73 °F
Boiling point4650 K
4376.85 °C
7910.33 °F

Atomic properties

Electronegativity (Pauling Scale)1.33
Electron affinity41.806 kJ/mol
Oxidation states−2, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4
(an amphoteric oxide)
Ionization energies
1640.1 kJ/mol
2 1270 kJ/mol
3 2218 kJ/mol
4 3313 kJ/mol
5 7752 kJ/mol
6 9500 kJ/mol

Electron configuration

Elektronkonfiguration (shorthand)[Kr] 4d2 5s2
Electron configuration1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d2 5s2
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 10, 2

History

Discovered1789
Discovered byMartin Heinrich Klaproth
Warning: Undefined variable $footer in /customers/a/d/1/periodictable.one/httpd.www/inc/footer.php on line 34