What periodic element has an atomic number of 53?

What periodic element has an atomic number of 53?

That was UCL chemist Andrea Sella telling the tale of iodine, element number 53.

Where is 53 on the periodic table?

Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53.

What is the formula for the atomic number 53?

The atomic number of iodine (53) tells us that a neutral iodine atom contains 53 protons in its nucleus and 53 electrons outside its nucleus. Because the sum of the numbers of protons and neutrons equals the mass number, 127, the number of neutrons is 74 (127 – 53 = 74).

What is indium used for?

Most indium is used to make indium tin oxide (ITO), which is an important part of touch screens, flatscreen TVs and solar panels. This is because it conducts electricity, bonds strongly to glass and is transparent. Indium nitride, phosphide and antimonide are semiconductors used in transistors and microchips.

What isotope has 53 protons and 78 neutrons?

A less stable form of iodine also has 53 protons (this is what makes it behave chemically as iodine) but four extra neutrons, for a total atomic weight of 131 (53 protons and 78 neutrons). With “too many” neutrons in its nucleus, it is unstable and radioactive, with a half-life of eight days.

How is iodine made?

Most of the world’s industrial iodine is obtained from brines (water strongly saturated in salt) associated with gas wells in Japan and from caliche ore mined in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. In the United States, iodine is derived from deep well brines in northern Oklahoma.

What element is TG?

Tungsten – Element information, properties and uses | Periodic Table.

What has 78 neutrons and 53 electrons?

Iodine has 53 protons and 53 electrons (because it has no charge the number of protons equals the number of electrons). Iodine-131 has 131 protons and neutrons. Iodine-131 has 131 minus 53 protons = 78 neutrons.

What has 53 protons and 74 neutrons?

Iodine also is one of the earliest elements whose radioisotopes were used in what is now called nuclear medicine. The most common, stable form of iodine has an atomic number of 53 (protons) and an atomic weight of 127 (53 protons plus 74 neutrons).