Plutonium

radioactive....radioactive

basic information


  • symbol is Pu
  • atomic numder is 94
  • atomic weigt is 244
  • is in the actinoid group
  • is in period 7
  • is colored silvery white
  • classified as a metal

history

Discovered in the United States in 1940 and was synthesised by Kennedy, Seaborg, Wahl and Mcmillian.

uses

  • making of pace makers
  • used in atomic weapons

biology/geology

Plutonium is non existent in biology and geology.

properties

  • is naturally a solid
  • 1182.9 degrees fahrenheit is the its melting point
  • 5846 degees fahrenheit is the boiling point
  • 19816 kg m density

interesting facts

  • originally named after the planet pluto
  • plutonium contamination is a big environmental problem
  • plutonium is radioactive
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