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List of elements by half-life



This is a list of chemical elements sorted by element half-life of the most long-lived isotope for that element. The elements shown in the list are colour coded according to chemical series. Numbers in parentheses give the uncertainty in the "concise notation" defined in the IUPAC reference "whereby standard uncertainty is given in parenthesis next to the least significant digits to which it applies", e.g., 1.00794(7) stands for 1.00794 ± 0.00007.

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Element categories in the periodic table

Metals Metalloids Nonmetals
Alkali metals Alkaline earth metals Inner transition elements Transition elements Other metals Other nonmetals Halogens Noble gases
Lanthanides Actinides
Atomic No. Name Half-life most long-lived isotope [1]
1 hydrogen stable hydrogen-1
2 helium stable helium-4
3 lithium stable lithium-7
4 beryllium stable beryllium-9
5 boron stable beryllium-11
6 carbon stable carbon-12
7 nitrogen stable nitrogen-14
8 oxygen stable oxygen-16
9 fluorine stable fluorine-19
10 neon stable neon-20
11 sodium stable
12 magnesium stable
13 aluminium stable
14 silicon stable
15 phosphorus stable
16 sulfur stable
17 chlorine stable
18 argon stable
19 potassium stable
20 calcium stable
21 scandium stable
22 titanium stable
23 vanadium stable
24 chromium stable
25 manganese stable
26 iron stable
27 cobalt stable
28 nickel stable
29 copper stable
30 zinc stable
31 gallium stable
32 germanium stable
33 arsenic stable
34 selenium stable
35 bromine stable
36 krypton stable
37 rubidium stable
38 strontium stable
39 yttrium stable
40 zirconium stable
41 niobium stable
42 molybdenum stable
44 ruthenium stable
45 rhodium stable
46 palladium stable
47 silver stable
48 cadmium stable
49 indium stable
50 tin stable
51 antimony stable
52 tellurium stable
53 iodine stable
54 xenon stable
55 caesium stable
56 barium stable
57 lanthanum stable
58 cerium stable
59 praseodymium stable
60 neodymium stable
62 samarium stable
63 europium stable
64 gadolinium stable
65 terbium stable
66 dysprosium stable
67 holmium stable
68 erbium stable
69 thulium stable
70 ytterbium stable
71 lutetium stable
72 hafnium stable
73 tantalum stable
74 tungsten stable
75 rhenium stable
76 osmium stable
77 iridium stable
78 platinum stable
79 gold stable
80 mercury stable
81 thallium stable
82 lead stable
83 bismuth stable
90 thorium 1.405x1010 years (y)
92 uranium 4.468x109 y
94 plutonium 8.08x107 y
96 curium 1.56x107 y
93 neptunium 2.144x106 y
43 technetium 211,100 y
91 protactinium 32,760 y
95 americium 7370 y
88 radium 1602 y
97 berkelium 1380 y
98 californium 898 y
84 polonium 103 y
89 actinium 21.77 y
61 promethium 17.7 y
99 einsteinium 471.7 days (d)
100 fermium 100.5 d
101 mendelevium 51.5 d
86 radon 3.82 d
105 dubnium 32 hours (h)
104 rutherfordium13 h
103 lawrencium 10 h
85 astatine 8.1 h
107 bohrium 1.5 h
106 seaborgium 1 h
108 hassium 1 h
102 nobelium 58 minutes (m)
109 meitnerium 30 m
87 francium 22.0 m
113 ununtrium 20 m
111 roentgenium 10 m
115 ununpentium 1 m
110 darmstadtium 11 seconds (s)
112 ununbium 10 s
114 ununquadium 5 s
116 ununhexium 0.018 s


Notes

  1. ^ most common isotopes in case of multiple stable isotopes
 
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