Definition of hassium in English:

hassium

Syllabification: has·si·um
Pronunciation: /ˈhasēəm
 
/

noun

  • The chemical element of atomic number 108, a very unstable element made by high-energy atomic collisions. (Symbol: Hs) See also hahnium.
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    • Element 108 is called hassium, after the German state of Hesse wherein Darmstadt is situated.
    • One potential candidate for such a long-living element is hassium, which contains about 180 neutrons.
    • They have anywhere from 13 isotopes to one isotope (e.g., hassium and meitnerium).

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin Hassias 'Hesse' (the German state); it was discovered in Darmstadt in 1984.

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