What are the physical and chemical properties of Mendelevium? 

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Physical properties refer to a trait or characteristic of a substance. Physical properties are measurable.

Three physical properties of Mendelevium are listed below.

1.      It has a melting point of 827 degrees Celsius (which is the same as 1521 degrees Fahrenheit or 1100 Kelvin)

2.      Mendelevium is a solid state at 20 degrees Celsius

3.      Mendelevium has an average atomic mass of 258 amu (atomic mass units).  

Chemical properties are properties or characteristics of a substance that are observed during a reaction in which the composition of the substance is changed.

Three chemical properties of Mendelevium are listed below.

1.      Mendelevium is radioactive.

2.      Mendelevium has a preferred III oxidation state. However, it has been shown to also have a II oxidation state.

3.      Mendelevium has an atomic number of 101. This means that Mendelevium has 101 protons in its nucleus.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial