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Homework Help: Superheavy Elements

  1. Feb 12, 2008 #1
    What r the superheavy elements?
    what do they do?any advantage or disadvantage?(plz be specific)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008
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  3. Feb 12, 2008 #2


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    Has one tried searching for articles on superheavy elements?

    Is one familiar with the actinide series? All are radioactive, although Th-232 and U-238 have very long half-lives.

    The superheavy elments begin with element 104 (Rutherfordium), and all are radioactive with very short half-lives. There is not practical use for them since they are high radioactive, radiologically unstable (very short half-lives), and are very expensive.

    Here is a good article on superheavy elements -

    A European website for transfermium elements -

    Here is a wikipedia article on transactinides (or IUPAC would prefer transactinoids), which are also known as superheavy elements - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactinide_element
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    Does one put the lotion on its skin? :biggrin:
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  7. Feb 12, 2008 #6
    whaz the result after misusing the superheavy elements???
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    Can you be more specific? Do you mean are they radioactive? Yes. Of course, they only last minutes to microseconds, so you'd better hurry.
  9. Feb 18, 2008 #8
    r there any disadvantage about superheavy elements??
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