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What the name means: Mendelevium was named after the Russian chemist, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev who proposed the first version of the periodic table in 1869.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC temporarily named the new element Unnilunium, with the symbol Unu. In 1997 the IUPAC approved the name mendelevium, symbol Md
Who identified mendelevium?: Albert Ghiorso, Glenn Theodore Seaborg and their co-workers at the Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California, USA in 1955.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About mendelevium: Mendelevium was made by bombarding einsteinium atoms with α (alpha) particles (helium nuclei). Only a few atoms of mendelevium have ever been made.
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