Copernicium facts for kids
Using periodic trends, people think that it will be a liquid metal. It is likely to be more volatile than mercury.
Ununbium was first made on February 9, 1996 at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Ununbium was made by nuclear fusion of a zinc atom with a lead atom. The zinc nuclei was bombarded on to a lead target in a machine named a heavy ion accelerator.
In February 2010 IUPAC officially approved the name copernicium and symbol Cn.
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