Berkelium

97
Bk
247

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Bk Berkelium 97 247

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: unknown

Berkelium was discovered in December 1949 by Thompson, Ghiorso, and Seaborg, and was the fifth transuranium element synthesized. Berkelium tends to accumulate in the skeletal system.  Because of the rarity of Berkelium, it has no commercial or technological use.