Unbitrium

hypothetical chemical element with the atomic number 123

Unbitrium (pronounced /uːnˈbaɪtriəm/), also known as eka-protactinium or element 123, is the possible chemical element in the periodic table that has the temporary symbol Ubt and has the atomic number 123. Calculations have shown that 326Ubt would be the most stable isotope. The closed neutron shells say that 307Ubt and 319Ubt would be the most stable isotopes.

Unbitrium, 123Ubt
Unbitrium
Pronunciation/ˌnbˈtriəm/ (OON-by-TREE-əm)
Unbitrium in the periodic table
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Ununennium Unbinilium
Unquadtrium Unquadquadium Unquadpentium Unquadhexium Unquadseptium Unquadoctium Unquadennium Unpentnilium Unpentunium Unpentbium Unpenttrium Unpentquadium Unpentpentium Unpenthexium Unpentseptium Unpentoctium Unpentennium Unhexnilium Unhexunium Unhexbium Unhextrium Unhexquadium Unhexpentium Unhexhexium Unhexseptium Unhexoctium Unhexennium Unseptnilium Unseptunium Unseptbium
Unsepttrium Unseptquadum
Biniltrium Binilunium Binilbium Biniltrium Binilunium Binilbium Biniltrium Binilunium Binilbium Biniltrium Binilunium Binilbium Biniltrium Biunnilium Unpentseptium Unpentoctium Unpentennium Unhexnilium Unhexunium Unhexbium Unhextrium Unhexquadium Unhexpentium Unhexhexium Bibiunium Bibibium Bibiquadium
Unbiunium Unbibium Unbitrium Unbiquadium Unbipentium Unbihexium Unbiseptium Unbioctium Unbiennium Untrinilium Untriunium Untribium Untritrium Untriquadium Untripentium Untrihexium Untriseptium Untrioctium Untriennium Unquadnilium Unquadunium Unquadbium
Untrioctium Untriennium Unquadnilium Unquadunium Unquadbium Untrioctium Untriennium Unquadnilium Unquadunium Unquadbium Untrioctium Untriennium Unquadnilium Unquadunium Unquadbium Untrioctium Untriennium Unquadnilium Unquadunium Unquadbium Unquadunium Unquadbium
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Ubt

Uss
unbibiumunbitriumunbiquadium
Atomic number (Z)123
Groupn/a
Periodperiod 8
Block  g-block
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 35, 18, 8, 2
(predicted)
Physical properties
Atomic properties
Oxidation states(+5) (predicted)[1]
Other properties
Main isotopes of unbitrium
Iso­tope Abun­dance Half-life (t1/2) Decay mode Pro­duct
350Ubt syn 2hrs
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As of February 2021, no attempt has ever been made to make element 123.

NamingEdit

The name unbitrium is a systematic element name, used as a placeholder until it is confirmed by other research groups and the IUPAC decides on a name. Usually, the name suggested by the discoverer(s) is chosen.

SynthesisEdit

This reaction would create 307Ubt, which is expected to be relatively stable.

262
103
Lr
+ 48
20
Ca
307
123
Ubt
+ 3 n

Fictional reference to element 123Edit

In the fictional universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation, this element was seemingly discovered and named. The episode "Rascals" depicted a "trans-periodic table," in a schoolroom set, which depicted element number 123 as being named jamesium, symbol Rj, having an atomic weight of 326. The graphic was created by set artists, probably a homage to designer Richard D. James, and listed this element in the fictional "gamma series."

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Pyykkö, Pekka (2011). "A suggested periodic table up to Z ≤ 172, based on Dirac–Fock calculations on atoms and ions". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13 (1): 161–8. Bibcode:2011PCCP...13..161P. doi:10.1039/c0cp01575j. PMID 20967377.

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