chemical element with atomic number 110

Darmstadtium is a chemical element. It has been named ununnilium (Uun) or eka-platinum but is now named darmstadtium. It has the symbol Ds. It has the atomic number 110. It is a transuranium element.

Darmstadtium, 110Ds
Pronunciation/dɑːrmˈstætiəm, -ˈʃtæt-/ (About this soundlisten)[1][2] (darm-S(H)TAT-ee-əm)
Mass number[281]
Darmstadtium in the periodic table
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Atomic number (Z)110
Groupgroup 10
Periodperiod 7
Block  d-block
Element categories, but probably a transition metal
Electron configuration[Rn] 5f14 6d8 7s2 (predicted)[3] (predicted)
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 16, 2 (predicted)[4]
Physical properties
Phase at STPsolid (predicted)[5]
Density (near r.t.)34.8 g/cm3 (predicted)[4]
Atomic properties
Oxidation states(0), (+2), (+4), (+6), (+8) (predicted)[3][6]
Ionization energies
  • 1st: 960 kJ/mol
  • 2nd: 1890 kJ/mol
  • 3rd: 3030 kJ/mol
  • (more) (all estimated)[4]
Atomic radiusempirical: 132 pm (predicted)[4][6]
Covalent radius128 pm (estimated)[7]
Other properties
Natural occurrencesynthetic
Crystal structurebody-centered cubic (bcc)
Body-centered cubic crystal structure for darmstadtium

CAS Number54083-77-1
Namingafter Darmstadt, Germany, where it was discovered
DiscoveryGesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (1994)
Main isotopes of darmstadtium
Iso­tope Abun­dance Half-life (t1/2) Decay mode Pro­duct
279Ds syn 0.2 s 10% α 275Hs
90% SF
281Ds syn 14 s 94% SF
6% α 277Hs
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The element is named in honor of German city Darmstadt.

Darmstadtium is a radioactive element that does not exist in nature. It has to be made. The isotopes with an atomic mass from 267 to 273 have very short half-lifes. The half life of these isotopes is measured in milliseconds. Isotopes of darmstadtium with an atomic mass of 279 and 281 were synthesised after the other isotopes. Ds-279 and Ds-281 decay more slowly. The isotope with an atomic mass of 279 has a half life of 180 milliseconds and Ds-281 has a half life of 11.1 seconds.

No uses for darmstadtium are known. What darmstadtium looks like is not known because not enough has been made to see it with human eyesight.


Darmstadtium was first made on November 9, 1994. It was made at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Only a few atoms of it were made. It was made by bombarding a lead target with nickel. A nuclear fusion reaction happened and made the element.[8]

This is shown by the equation below that is the reaction that happened. Pb is the symbol for lead, Ni is the symbol for nickel and n is the symbol for a neutron.

Pb + 62
Ni→ 269
Ds + 1

The element was named for Darmstadt which was the place of its discovery. The GSI is in Wixhausen, a part of the north of the city of Darmstadt. The new name (darmstadtium) was given to the chemical element by the IUPAC in August 2003.[9]


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