This Radioactive Element Defies Quantum Theory: Meet Berkelium

Published on April 7, 2018

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Scientists studying those mysterious two rows at the bottom of the periodic table are making breakthroughs, and it’s getting weird.

Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter? –

Read More:
A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics
“There’s a lot we don’t know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the bottom, and includes a host of mysterious substances that don’t naturally occur on Earth.”

How Are Elements Grouped?
“Element groups are either nonmetals or various subsets of metals, but there is no distinct line between the two types of elements. Metal elements are usually good conductors of both electricity and heat. Subsets are based on similar characteristics and chemical properties.”

Fsu Chemistry Professor Explores Outer Regions Of Periodic Table
“A little known — and difficult to obtain — element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry.”

Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.

Visit the Seeker website

Subscribe now!

Seeker on Twitter

Trace Dominguez on Twitter

Seeker on Facebook


Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for writing this episode of Seeker!
Check Amy out on Twitter:

This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez

View More »
Category Tags:
CCTubes - get your videos captioned!