Uranium

.13 for 1 gram

Symbol U

  • Atomic Number, 92
  • Atomic Mass- 238.029
# of protons 92

# of electrons 92

# of neutrons 146

Melting point -1,135c

Boiling point - 4,134c

Normal phase - Solid


My element belongs to the Actinide family.

Origin name Uranus.

Discovered by; Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789.

Interesting info:

  1. first element to be found fissile.
  2. took until 1938 to discover uranium could be split to release energy.
  3. located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods
  4. Uranium has a half life of 760 million years!
  5. Some compounds of radioactive elements were used for military applications as early as in the First World War.
  6. is used in inertial guidance devices, in gyro compasses, as counterweights for aircraft control surfaces, as ballast for missile reentry vehicles, and as a shielding material.