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Chemistry of Nobelium

Discovered by Ghiorso, Sikkeland, Walton and Seaborg (see element 106) and named for Alfred Nobel, element 102 was originally named by a Swedish group working at the Nobel Institute of Physics in Stockholm. Details of their work, however, did not yield the expected results and the credit eventually shifted to the American team which decided to retain the original given name. The most stable isotope is No-259 with a half-life of just about 1 minute.


Stephen R. Marsden (ChemTopics)