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Fermium (Fm): Fun Facts and Information About the Element

What is the symbol? Fm
What is the atomic number? 100
What is the atomic weight? 257
What is the melting point in Celsius? 1527
What year was it discovered? 1952
Who discovered the element? Albert Ghiorso et. al.
What group is the element in? 102
What is the ionization energy? 6.5
What element category is it in? Actinoids

Where is Fermium Found?

The chemical properties of fermium have been studied solely with tracer amounts. In normal aqueous media, only the (III) oxidation state appears to exist.