Moscovium Chemical Properties (25 Facts You Should Know)

Mc or Moscovium is a synthetic na-oorgangsmetaal element, extremely radioactive in nature with a very short half-life. Let us explain Moscovium in detail.

Mc is transactinide element belong to the pniktogeen group of 15. It has quite similar properties with lighter congeners like Nitrogen, and phosphorus. It comes under super heavy elements as it has greater than 103 atomic numbers.

Mc has significant similarities with thallium as both have loosely bound electrons. Let us discuss some of the chemical properties of Moscovium like melting point, boiling point, atomic number, etc. in this article.

1. Moscovium symbol

Symbols are used to express the element by using one or two letters of the English or Latin alphabet of the chemical name. Let us predict the atomic symbol of Moscovium.

The atomic symbol of Moscovium is “Mc”.

Moscovium Atomic Symbol

2. Moscovium group in the periodic table

Vertical lines or columns in the periodieke tabel are referred to as respective group of the periodic table. Let us predict the group of Moscovium in the periodic table.

The group of Moscovium in the periodic table is 15 because it is a pnictogen metal. So, it is placed in the 15th group as an elementIn die Mendeleev periodieke tabel is dit groep 15, maar in die moderne tabel word dit as die VA-groep geplaas volgens die neerslagtabel.

3 Moscovium period in the periodic table

A horizontal line or row of the periodic table where every element is placed by its last principle quantum number is called a period. Let us predict the period of Moscovium.

Moscovium belongs to period 7 in the periodic table because it has more than 86 electrons in the valence shell. Up to period 6, there will be 86th elements that are well placed, so the remaining 29 electrons get 7th tydperk en 15th group after the actinide series along with the post-transition element.

4. Moscovium block in the periodic table

The orbital where the valence electrons of the element are present is called the block of the periodic table. Let us predict the block of Moscovium.

Moscovium is a p-blok element because the valence electrons are present in the p orbital. Mc also has s, d, and f orbitals but the outermost electrons are present in the 7p orbital according to the Aufbau principle.

5. Moscovium atomic number

Die waarde van Z, bekend as die atoomgetal, is the total number of electrons. Let us find the atomic number of Moscovium.

The atomic number of Moscovium is 115, which means it has 115 protons because the number of protons is always equal to the number of electrons. For this reason, they become neutral due to the neutralization of equal and opposite charges.

6. Moscovium atomic Weight

The mass of the element is called weight which is measured concerning some standard value. Let us calculate the atomic weight of Moscovium.

The atomic weight of Moscovium is 288 on the 12C scale which means the weight of Moscovium is the 288/12th part of the weight of the carbon element. The original atomic weight of Moscovium is 289, it is because the atomic weight is the average weight of all the isotopes of the element.

7. Moscovium Electronegativity according to Pauling

Pauling electronegativity is the power to attract any other element for that particular atom. Let us predict the electronegativity of Moscovium.

The electronegativity of Moscovium is 7 according to the Pauling scale, which means it has electropositive nature and can attract electrons toward itself. The most electronegative atom as per the Pauling scale in the periodic table is fluorine having 4.0 electronegativity.

8. Moscovium atomic Density

The number of atoms present per unit volume of any atom is called the atomic density of that respective element. Let us calculate the atomic density of Moscovium.

The atomic density of Moscovium is 13.5 g/cm3 which can be calculated by diving the mass of Moscovium with its volume. Atomic density means the number of atoms present per unit volume but the atomic number is the number of electrons present in the valence and inner orbital.

  • Digtheid word bereken deur die formule, atoomdigtheid = atoommassa / atoomvolume.
  • The atomic mass or weight of Moscovium is 289 g
  • The volume of the Moscovium molecule is 22.4 liter at STP as per Avogardo’s calculation
  • So, the atomic density of Moscovium is, 289/ (22.4) = 12.90 g/cm3

9. Moscovium melting point

Changing to a liquid state from its solid state at a particular temperature is called the melting point of that particular element. Let us find the melting point of Moscovium.

The melting point of Moscovium is 4000 C or 673 K temperature because at room temperature Moscovium exists as a solid and is radioactive. It needs less energy to melt the crystal into a liquid. By increasing the temperature, the elements can be placed in good arrangement.

10. Moscovium boiling point

The boiling point is the point when the vapor pressure of an element becomes equal to its atmospheric pressure. Let us find the boiling point of Moscovium.

The boiling point of Moscovium is 1100C of 1373K omdat dit in vaste vorm by kamertemperatuur bestaan ​​en ook 'n na-oorgangsmetaalelement is.

11. Moscovium Van der Waals radius

Van der Waal’s radius is the imaginary measurement between two atoms where they are not bound ionically or covalently. Let us find Van der Waal’s radius of Moscovium.

The Van der Waal’s radius of Moscovium is 187 pm because Mc has 6s and a filled 4d, 4f orbital so it has a very poor screening effect. For this reason, the nucleus attraction force for the outermost orbital increases, and this decreases radius.

  • Van der Waal se radius word bereken deur die wiskundige formule met inagneming van die afstand tussen twee atome, waar atome sferies van vorm is.
  • Van der Waal se radius is, Rv =dAA / 2
  • Waar Rstaan ​​vir Van Waal se radius van die molekule van sferiese vorm
  • dAA is die afstand tussen twee aangrensende sfere van die atoommolekule of die som van 'n radius van twee atome.

12. Moscovium ionic radius

Die som van katioon en anioon word die genoem ioniese radius of the element. Let us find the ionic radius of Moscovium.

The ionic radius of Moscovium is 187 pm which is the same as the covalent radius because for Moscovium the cation and anion are the same and it is not an ionic molecule. Rather, it forms by the covalent interaction between two Moscovium atoms.

13. Moscovium isotopes

Elemente met dieselfde aantal elektrone maar verskillende massagetalle word genoem isotope of the original element. Let us discuss the isotopes of Moscovium.

Moscovium has 5 isotopes based on their neutron number which are listed below:

  • 286Mc
  • 287Mc
  • 288Mc
  • 289Mc
  • 290Mc

Stable isotopes are discussed in the below section of Moscovium:

Aantal van
286McSintetiese20 Meα171
287McSintetiese37 Meα172
288McSintetiese164 Meα173
289McSintetiese330 Meα174
290McSintetiese650 Meα175
Isotope van Moscovium

Mc itself is highly radioactive in nature so its isotopes are also heavily radioactive and can emit radioactive particles all the isotopes are very reactive and have less stability.

14. Moscovium electronic shell

The shell surrounding the nucleus as per principal quantum number and holding the electrons is called an electronic shell. Let us discuss the electronic shell of Moscovium.

The electronic shell distribution of Moscovium is 2 8 18 32 32 18 5 because it has s, p, d, and f orbitals around the nucleus. Since it has more than 86 electrons and to arrange 115 electrons, it needs 1s,2s,2p,3s,3p,3d,4s,4p,4d,4f,5s,5p,5d,5f,6s,6p,6d7s,and 7p and orbitals.

15. Moscovium electron configurations

The electronic configuration is an arrangement of the electrons in available orbital by considering Hund’s rule. Let us discuss the electronic configuration of the Moscovium.

The electronic configuration of Moscovium is 1s22s22p63s23p3d104s24p64d104f145s25p65d10  5f14   6s26p66d107s27p3 want dit het 115 elektrone en daardie elektrone moet na die naaste orbitaal van die kern s, p, d en f orbitale geplaas word en vir die 1st,2nd, 3de, 4th,5th, 6th, en 7th orbitale.

  • As gevolg van uitruilenergie, gaan elektrone eerste in 7s-orbitaal dan 6d.
  • Waar die eerste getal vir die hoofkwantumgetal staan
  • Die letter is vir orbitaal en die agtervoegselnommer is die aantal elektrone.
  • Maar baie elemente het meer hoofkwantumgetalle afhangende van die aantal elektrone.
  • Rn het 86 elektrone, so die oorblywende elektrone is teenwoordig na die edelgaskonfigurasie.
  • So, it is denoted as [Rn]5f146d107s27p3.

16. Moscovium energy of first ionization

First I.E. is the energy required for the removal of an electron from the valence orbital of its zero oxidation state. Let us predict the first ionization of Moscovium.

The first ionization value for Mc is 538.3 KJ/mol omdat die elektron uit die halfgevulde 7p-orbitaal verwyder is. As gevolg van die relativistiese effek van 7s orbitaal, verg dit meer energie om die elektron te verwyder, en ook elektronverwydering vanaf 7p is die ongunstige proses aangesien die halfgevulde stabilisering verlore gaan.

17. Moscovium energy of second ionization

The second I.E. is the energy required for the removal of one electron from the available orbital from the +1 oxidation state. Let us see the second ionization energy of Moscovium.

Die 2nd ionization energy of Moscovium is 1760 KJ/mol because, in the 2nd ionization, electrons are removed from the 7p orbital. When an electron is removed from a half-filled orbital, it needs more energy, and also +1 is the stable state for Mc. Therefore, the 2nd ionisasie-energie is baie hoog as 1st.

18. Moscovium energy of third ionization

Removal of the third electron from the outermost or pre-ultimate orbital of an element having a +2 oxidation state is the third I.E. Let us predict the third I.E. of Moscovium.

The third ionization energy for Mc is 2650 KJ/mol because the third ionization occurs from 7p orbital and gets stabilization but the value is higher than expected because

  • Mc has a 7s orbital which is subject to relativistic contraction and for this, the nucleus attraction for the outer electrons will be increases
  • Mc has also 5f and 6d orbital which is subject to poor shielding effect and for this reason also nucleus attraction force on the outer electrons will be increased and the removal of the electron required a larger amount of energy.

19. Moscovium oxidation states

During bond formation, the charge that appears on the element is called the oxidation state. Let us predict the oxidation state of Moscovium.

Mc has +1 and +3 oxidation states, although it belongs to group 15. Due to the inert pair effect, the electrons try to stay in the 7s orbital as paired form, so it cannot show pentavalent nature but rather shows trivalent nature like nitrogen.

20. Moscovium CAS number

CAS number or CAS registration for any element is used to identify the unique element. Let us know the CAS number of the Moscovium.

The CAS number of the Moscovium molecule is 54085-64-2, wat deur die chemiese abstrakte diens gegee word.

21. Moscovium Chem Spider ID

Chem Spider ID is the particular number given to a particular element by the Royal Society of Science to identify its character. Let us discuss it for Moscovium.

The Chem Spider ID for Moscovium is 4565221. By using this number, we can evaluate all the chemical data related to Moscovium atom.

22. Moscovium allotropic forms

allotrope are elements or molecules with similar chemical properties but different physical properties. Let us discuss the allotropic form of Moscovium.

Moscovium has no allotropic forms because it does not show catenation properties like carbon rather it shows an inert pair effect.

23. Moscovium chemical classification

Based on the chemical reactivity and nature, the elements are classified into some special class. Let us know the chemical classification of Moscovium.

Moscovium is classified into the following categories:

  • Mc is a post-transition pnictogen metal element
  • Mc is a super heavy element
  • Mc is a transactinide metal
  • Mc is a strong radioactive synthetic element

24. Moscovium state at room temperature

Die fisiese toestand van 'n atoom is die toestand waarin 'n element by kamertemperatuur en standaarddruk bestaan. Kom ons voorspel die toestand van Ba ​​by kamertemperatuur.

Moscovium exists in a solid state at room temperature because it has higher Van der Waal interaction. In the crystal form, it adopts rhombohedral geometry so the atoms exist very close to each other. The randomness of the atom is very high at room temperature.

The solid-state of Moscovium can be changed to liquid at a very low temperature, where the randomness will be decreased for Moscovium atom.

25. Is Moscovium paramagnetic?

Paramagnetism is the tendency of magnetization in the direction of the magnetic field. Let us see whether Moscovium is paramagnetic or not.

Moscovium is paramagnetic due to the presence of three unpaired electrons in the valence 7p orbital.


Moscovium is a post-transition pnictogen metal element, due to its strong radioactive nature it cannot be used the normally like other elements. It has electrons loosely bound to its quasi-closed shell so it can donate electrons easily.

Biswarup Chandra Dey

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