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Monday, April 01, 2013


  • Einsteinium (Es) is a radioactive and soft, silvery, paramagnetic metal having atomic number 99.
  • Einsteinium is attacked by oxygen, steam and acids but not by alkalis.
  • A highly reactive metal & therefore strong reducing agents are needed to obtain the pure metal from its compounds.
  • Einsteinium-254 was used as the calibration marker in the chemical analysis spectrometer. 
  • Einsteinium has a potential use in radiation therapy.

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