This Radioactive Element Defies Quantum Theory: Meet Berkelium

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Scientists studying those mysterious two rows at the bottom of the periodic table are making breakthroughs, and it’s getting weird.

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27 comments

Seeker April 3, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Hey there gang! 👋 You may have noticed the error in our video where we address “Lactinoids” which is not a set of elements and a misspelling. It should be “Lanthanoids.” That is our mistake and thank you for pointing it out!
We’ve also noticed a few concerns about the use of “Lanthan-oids” over “Lanthan-ides” and we just want to let you know our team followed the recommendations from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
“Lanthanoids and actinoids are collective names also recommended by IUPAC. Lanthanoids (La to Lu) is preferred over lanthanide, and although lanthanoid means ‘like lanthanum’ and so should not include lanthanum, lanthanum has become included by common usage, however. Actinoids include Ac to Lr."
https://iupac.org/what-we-do/periodic-table-of-elements/
But thank you, as always, for keeping us on our toes and being so dedicated to all things science! Let us know what topic you’d love for us to cover next. 👀 – Victoria, Seeker Team

Venkata Santosh Yarasingh June 14, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Lactinoids
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Lanthanoids…?

C.C. ORR June 15, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Are you taking the piss

You didn’t even tell us anything about it. That’s just an intro wtf

Dodecahedral Bruh August 4, 2020 - 12:35 AM

bergele :D

F F August 10, 2020 - 4:36 AM

If Berkelium is as unstable as the people in Berkeley CA, then that explains the difficulties of quantum physics.

Dice Blue August 20, 2020 - 5:56 PM

jfc what a pointless video, you expended 8 words into 4 minutes… well we can all be thankful it wasn't 10 minutes 1 second.

Yeshu'a August 27, 2020 - 12:47 PM

Lol they said lactinoids and actinoids!

TheWizardTk September 8, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Bro this is what’s gonna have us traveling to other star systems in a few centuries

martin11844 September 9, 2020 - 12:46 PM

i was hoping you guys.. knew a little biti more about the element :c

OkLittleJhonny September 12, 2020 - 10:25 PM

700 dislike

denis pilon September 26, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Is it Berkeliun or berkliun ? Idontunderstandiun.

Fngmail Lngmail October 8, 2020 - 5:21 AM

I still think the most remarkable material created in a lab is FLUBBER.

Andrew Zhuk October 19, 2020 - 9:55 PM

I am actually confused a bit here. Quantum mechanics tells us that electrons do not orbit, they are at all positions each moment of time, and all we have is the probability of finding elector at some location, which is described by the Schrodinger wave function. So if an electron doesn't orbit, how it could move faster for heavier atoms?

Harry Farmer October 20, 2020 - 6:40 AM

Where can I find the shirt that your wearing?

scrubby Bard November 9, 2020 - 7:56 AM

If it defies quantum theory then quantum theory is wrong clearly or is it just a click bait title? I cant be bothered to watch it either way because something is fishy

Steven November 12, 2020 - 11:21 PM

Everybody research Thorium Energy. You will not be disappointed.

Dan Furmanek December 17, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Always eagerly look forward to Seekers, but the advertising at the end is becoming a bit too long.

Terax Sutne December 20, 2020 - 9:20 AM

So quarks , gluons, arrangement and speed and spin is the coading language for atms…

Frederick Granke December 20, 2020 - 8:13 PM

I got a gram saved away for a rainy day but dont tell nobody ok ?

Eric Lawrence January 10, 2021 - 10:08 AM

never heard of lanthanoids i think they are called lanthanides

Meyaka Brown January 31, 2021 - 2:51 PM

Our ad is as long as our pointless upload.

Axle Dornman February 24, 2021 - 2:17 AM

Why not just reduce the temperature of your sample if your trying to slow it down

Bob Weiram March 2, 2021 - 12:30 AM

Sometimes they are also called Lanthanides and Actinides.

Aditya Naveen Sharma March 27, 2021 - 10:01 PM

If objects gain weight with increasing velocity, I have to move with the speed of light

Jessica Jones, Series of Paintings April 15, 2021 - 11:55 AM

When we get stable 115, let me know.

Christopher Medeiros May 22, 2021 - 10:23 PM

It makes gravity, thats why its goes faster and is heavier

Trevor broadhurst May 31, 2021 - 8:50 PM

I thought they were called Lanthanides and Actanides?