Oxidation States of Rutherfordium (Rf) [& Origin, Uses, Discovery ... 2022

Atoms may form different ions and have different oxidation states, even Rutherfordium. Ok, so what are the common oxidation states for an atom of Rf?

Note: Learn more about the oxidation states here.

In the case of Rutherfordium the most common oxidation states is (4). There are also cool facts about Rutherfordium that most don't know about. Let me show you...

Rutherfordium Data

Rutherfordium Oxidation States



Discovered By: A. Ghiorso, et al
Year: 1969
Location: United States


Made by bombarding californium-249 with beams of carbon-12 and 13, which produced an isotope with half lives of 4+ and 3 sec.

Atomic Mass


Learn more about the atomic mass.


It has no significant commercial applications.


Synthetic radioactive metal.

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Named in honor of Ernest Rutherford

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.

State at 20 °C


Want to learn more details and data about Rutherfordium (Rf)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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