[noh-bel-ee-uh m, -bee-lee-]
- a transuranic element in the actinium series. Symbol: No; atomic number: 102.
Origin of nobelium
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- a transuranic element produced artificially from curium. Symbol: No; atomic no: 102; half-life of most stable isotope, 255 No: 180 seconds (approx.); valency: 2 or 3
Word Origin for nobelium
C20: New Latin, named after Nobel Institute, Stockholm, where it was discovered
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Word Origin and History for nobelium
1957, from Nobel + -ium.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A radioactive synthetic element in the actinide series; its longest-lived isotope is No 259 with a half-life of 58 minutes. Atomic number 102.
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- A synthetic, radioactive metallic element in the actinide series that is produced by bombarding curium with carbon ions. Its longest-lived isotope is No 255 with a half-life of 3.1 minutes. Atomic number 102. See Periodic Table.
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