In detail

Manganese (Mn) properties

Atomic mass, symbol and atomic number

manganese is a naturally occurring element with the element symbol Mn and atomic number 25. In the periodic table it stands with an atomic mass of 54,938 u in the 7th subgroup. The chemical element discovered by Johan Gottlieb Gahn in 1774 is not radioactive and is in a solid state of aggregation at room temperature.

Profile: Manganese (Manganese)

Chemical element:manganese
Atomic number:25
Group:Manga group
Series:Transition metals
explorers:Johan Gottlieb Gahn
Year of discovery:1774
Atomic properties
Atomic mass:54,938 u
Atomic radius:140 pm
Covalent radius:139 pm
Van der Waals radius:unknown
Electron configuration:Ar 4s2 3d5
ionization:717.3 kJ / mol
Physical Properties
Physical state:firmly
Crystal structure:???
molar volume:7,35 · 10-6 m3/ mol
Mohs hardness:6,0
Melting point:1246 ° C
Boiling point:2100 ° C
Heat of fusion:13.2 kJ / mol
Heat of vaporization:225 kJ / mol
Thermal conductivity:7.8 W
Chemical properties

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