Moscovium is a chemical element. It is also named eka-bismuth. It has the symbol Mc. It has the atomic number 115. It is a superheavy element. Moscovium does not exist in nature. It is a synthetic element, made from a fusion reaction between americium and calcium.
|Mass number||290 (most stable isotope)|
|Moscovium in the periodic table|
|Atomic number (Z)||115|
|Group||group 15 (pnictogens)|
|Element category||post-transition metalunknown chemical properties, but probably a|
|Electron configuration||[Rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3 (predicted)|
Electrons per shell
|2, 8, 18, 32, 32, 18, 5 (predicted)|
|Phase at STP||unknown phase (predicted)|
|Melting point||670 K (400 °C, 750 °F) (predicted)|
|Boiling point||~1400 K (~1100 °C, ~2000 °F) (predicted)|
|Density (near r.t.)||13.5 g/cm3 (predicted)|
|Heat of fusion||5.90–5.98 kJ/mol (extrapolated)|
|Heat of vaporization||138 kJ/mol (predicted)|
|Oxidation states||(+1), (+3) (predicted)|
|Atomic radius||empirical: 187 pm (predicted)|
|Covalent radius||156–158 pm (extrapolated)|
|Naming||After Moscow region|
|Discovery||Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2003)|
|Main isotopes of moscovium|
The element is named in honor of Russian city Moscow.
Moscovium is in the center of the theoretical island of stability. No stable isotopes of moscovium have yet been found. Models predict that the stable isotope of ununpentium should have 184 neutrons. The stable isotope with 184 neutrons is 299Uup. The isotope that has been made has only 173 neutrons (288Uup).
On February 2, 2004 a report that moscovium and nihonium were made was written in a journal named Physical Review C. The report was written by a team of Russian scientists at Dubna University's Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and American scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.,
Scientists of Japan also report that they have made moscovium.
 The name was changed to Moscovium. It used to be named ununpentium
Moscovium is in the same group as bismuth but its chemical properties will be different. The chemistry of ununpentium will be very influenced by special relativity. It will make its properties different to the other elements in the periodic table that have a smaller atomic number. One important difference from bismuth is the presence of a stable oxidation state of +I (Uup+). The (Uup+) ion is thought to have chemical properties like Tl+.
In popular cultureEdit
The most popular story about moscovium is from Bob Lazar. It is not pseudoscience because it is a refutable theory, however Lazar's claims are not backed by any direct experimental evidence at this time.
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