178Hf Isotope Applications:

Hafnium-178 isotope (Hf-178 isotope, 178Hf isotope)

  • 178Hf isotope is used for studies of induced gamma-emission in Hafnium-178m2 isomer;

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Properties of 178Hf Isotope:

Properties of 178Hf Isotope:178Hf
Natural Abundance (%)27.28
Atomic Mass (Da)177.9436988
Relative Isotopic Mass177.9436988
Neutron Number (N)106
Atomic Number (Z)72
Mass Number (A)178
Nucleon Number (A)178
Proton Number (Z)72
Quadrupole Moment0
g-factor (g value)0
Electron Configuration Blockd
Melting Point (K)2506
Boiling Point (K)4876
Specific Heat0.146
Heat of Formation618.4
Thermal Conductivity23
Dipole Polarizability 103
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.178
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.3
Atomic Radius (pm)159
Covalent Radius (pm)155
VDW Radius (pm)253
Lattice Constant3.2
Crystal StructureHCP
Jmol color#4dc2ff

178Hf Information

Hafnium is a silvery lustrous metallic transition element. It is used in tungsten alloys in filaments and electrodes. This element acts also as a neutron absorber. Hafnium was reported by Urbain firstly in 1911, its existence was finally established by D. Coster in 1923 and by G.C. de Hevesy at the same time. Hafnium has 36 isotopes. 6 of them are naturally occurring, 5 of which are stable.

Hafnium is used in reactor control rods because of its ability to absorb neutrons.

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FAQ about 178Hf Isotope:

What is 178Hf isotope natural abundance?
Answer: 27.280 %

What is atomic mass for 178Hf isotope?
Answer: 177.9437 Da

What is isotopic mass for 178Hf isotope?
Answer: 177.9437

How many neutrons does 178Hf isotope have?
Answer: 106

How many protons does 178Hf isotope have?
Answer: 72

How many electrons does 178Hf isotope have?
Answer: 72

What is atomic number for 178Hf isotope?
Answer: 72

Is 178Hf isotope stable?
Answer: Yes

Is 178Hf isotope radioactive?
Answer: No

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