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  •  Berkelium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with the     Symbol: Bk, Electron configuration: Rn 5f9 7s2, Boiling point: 709.8 įC, Atomic number: 97, Atomic mass: (247) g.mol -1, Electronic configuration: [Rn] 5f9 7s2.
  • Berkelium is an inner transition metal of the actinide series, located in period 7 of the periodic table, between curium and californium.
  •  It is named after the city of Berkeley, California.
  •  Berkelium is a silvery-white highly radioactive metal.
  • Berkelium metal is attacked by oxygen, steam and acids, but not by alkalis.
  •  Berkelium is harmful due to its radioactivity.
  •  Berkelium doesnít occur naturally, and has not been found in the earthís crust, so there is no reason to consider its environmental effects.
  • Berkelium-249 is used as a target material for the production of heavier actinides such as lawrencium-260. (4e).
  • Berkelium has no known biological role. It is toxic due to its radioactivity.
  • All isotopes of berkelium are radioactive.
  •  Berkelium is only found in nuclear facilities and nuclear research facilities.
  • There is currently no use for any isotope of berkelium outside of basic scientific research.

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