97Mo Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 97Mo Applications:

Molybdenum-97 isotope (Mo-97 isotope, 97Mo isotope)

  • 97Mo isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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97Mo Properties:

Number of Protons97
Atomic Number42
Atomic Radius139
Atomic Mass96.91
Quadrupole Moment0.255
Electronegativity (Paulig)2.16
Electron Configuration Blockd
VDW Radius (mm3)239
Mass Uncertainty3e-06
g-factor (g value)-0.3734
Half LifeStable

Molybdenum Information

Silvery-white, hard metallic transition element. It is chemically unreactive and is not affected by most acids. It oxidizes at high temperatures. There are seven natural isotopes, and four radioisotopes, Mo-93 being the most stable with a half-life of 3500 years. Molybdenum is used in almost all high-strength steels, it has nuclear applications, and is a catalyst in petroleum refining. Discovered in 1778 by Carl Welhelm Scheele of Sweden. Impure metal was prepared in 1782 by Peter Jacob Hjelm. The name comes from the Greek word molybdos which means lead. Trace amounts of molybdenum are required for all known forms of life. All molybdenum compounds should be considered highly toxic, and will also cause severe birth defects.

Its alloys are used in aircraft, missiles, and protective coatings in boiler plate.

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