WANTED

Plutonium

Wanted for:

Fuel for spaceships journeying into the depths of space.

To create energy for nuclear power plants.

To use in atomic bombs.

A.K.A.

Pu-228 to Pu-247

DESCRIPTION: LOOK FOR IT!!!

  • A metal
  • Atomic # is 94
  • Atomic mass is 244.0642
  • Silvery-gray and develops a layer of yellow when exposed to oxygen
  • Warm to the touch

FIRST SEEN BY SEABORG, KENNEDY, AND WAHL

Glenn T. Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, and Arthur L. Wahl were the first people to discover plutonium December 23, 1941, in Berkeley, California.

LAST SEEN

  • Plotting things with the actinides on the periodic table
  • found when starts explode.

KNOWN ASSOCIATES (PLUTONIUM'S "BUDDIES")

Plutonium forms mixtures/compounds with:

  • boron
  • carbon
  • fluorine
  • hydrogen
  • chlorine
  • oxygen
  • gallium

WARNING

Plutonium is one of the most dangerous elements! Only 6.2 kg of plutonium can create an explosion equal to 20 kilotons of tnt.

resources

  • Roza, Greg. Plutonium. New York: Rosen Central, 2009. Print.
  • Helmenstine, Ph.D. Anne Marie. "Plutonium Facts - Periodic Table of the Elements." N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2015.