Copernicium (atomic number 112, symbol Cn) is a manmade element that was synthesized in 1996 by the German physicist Sigurd Hofmann and the Bulgarian researcher Victor Ninov who also made contributions to the discovery of Roentgenium and Darmstadtium.
Properties, Structure, and Known Isotopes
This is a very radioactive element that is only synthesized in controlled settings. Some of its properties have been studied while others are still unknown. The short half life of the element makes it difficult to study its properties. It is expected that Copernicium exhibits properties similar to radon. The element's oxidation states and ionization energy are unknown....Read More