Polonium

Po-209

Discovery

  • Discovered in 1898 by Marie and Pierre Curie in Poland
  • Named after Poland
  • It is a leftover product from uranium core

Uses

  • Nuclear Bomb
  • Anti Static materials
  • Heating ports for space probes

Properties

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Group- Transition and Chalcogen

  • Typically good conductors
  • high melting points
  • low ionization points
  • Do not conduct heat well
  • easy to shape (malleable)

Model

Protons: 84

Electrons: 84

Neutrons: 125

Six Valence Electrons

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Reaction- Polonium Dioxide

Synthesis- Po + 2O2 = PoO2

1 mole of Po - 2 mole of Oxygen

1 mole of PoO2

Bonding

Polonium Dichloride

Po + 2Cl - PoCl2

Covalent

74.6 percent Po

25.4 percent Cl

Polonium- 209

209/84 Po

Atomic number 84

Atomic mass- 208.982 (209)

84 Protons

125 Neutrons

84 Electrons

Polonium- 210

210/84 Po

84 Protons

126 Neutrons

84 Electrons

Poem

Poison

Overly unstable

Lethal

Ovoid

Nuclear

Intense

Uranium

Mistake

Citations

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"ENDMEMO." Common Compounds of Polonium Po. Endmemo, 2016. Web. 03 May 2016.


Whitehead, Tom. "Litvinenko Inquiry: What Is Polonium 210?" The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 21 Jan. 2016. Web. 09 May 2016.


Nickerson, Eleanor. "Polonium - Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table." Polonium - Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table. Royal Society of Chemistry, 8 Mar. 2016. Web. 09 May 2016.


"Polonium Element Facts." Chemicool. Chemicool, 8 Oct. 2012. Web. 09 May 2016.