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ˌrʌð ərˈfɔr di əm, -ˈfoʊr-ruther·fordi·um

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  1. rutherfordium, Rf, unnilquadium, Unq, element 104, atomic number 104noun

    a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized

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  1. rutherfordiumnoun

    A transuranic chemical element (symbol Rf) with an atomic number of 104

    Etymology: Named for Ernest Rutherford

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  1. Rutherfordium

    Rutherfordium is a chemical element with symbol Rf and atomic number 104, named in honor of physicist Ernest Rutherford. It is a synthetic element and radioactive; the most stable known isotope, 267Rf, has a half-life of approximately 1.3 hours. In the periodic table of the elements, it is a d-block element and the first of the period 4 transition elements. It is a member of the 7th period and belongs to the group 4 elements. Chemistry experiments have confirmed that rutherfordium behaves as the heavier homologue to hafnium in group 4. The chemical properties of rutherfordium are characterized only partly. They compare well with the chemistry of the other group 4 elements, even though some calculations had indicated that the element might show significantly different properties due to relativistic effects. In the 1960s, small amounts of rutherfordium were produced in laboratories in the former Soviet Union and in California. The priority of the discovery and therefore the naming of the element was disputed between Soviet and American scientists, and it was not until 1997 that International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry established rutherfordium as the official name for the element.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rutherfordium in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rutherfordium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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