Symbol: Bk
Atomic number: 97
Atomic weight: 247

Berkelium is a radioactive rare earth metal, named after the University of California at Berkeley. It was discovered in that location by Glenn T. Seaborg, Stanley G. Thompson, and Albert Ghiorso in 1949. It is of no commercial importance and only a few of its compounds are known.

Berkelium
Symbol: Bk
Atomic Number: 97
Atomic Weight: 247 (most stable)
Boiling Point: ??? K
Melting Point: ??? K
Density at 300K: 14 g/cm3
Covalent radius: ???
Atomic radius: ???
Atomic volume: ??? cm3/mol
First ionization potental: 6.23 V
Specific heat capacity: ??? Jg-1K-1
Thermal conductivity: 10 Wm-1K-1
Electrical conductivity: ???*106Ω-1m-1
Heat of fusion: ??? kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization: ??? kJ/mol
Electronegativity: 1.3 (Pauling's)
Electron configuration: (Rn)5f97s2

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