Fuel for spaceships journeying into the depths of space.
To create energy for nuclear power plants.
To use in atomic bombs.
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.
- Plotting things with the actinides on the periodic table
- found when starts explode.
KNOWN ASSOCIATES (PLUTONIUM'S "BUDDIES")
Plutonium forms mixtures/compounds with:
Plutonium is one of the most dangerous elements! Only 6.2 kg of plutonium can create an explosion equal to 20 kilotons of tnt.
- 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.