wanted: plutonium

Micah Bettis

wanted for:

Being involved with in nuclear reactors and weapons

Provides a long-lasting energy source for space probes

Harmful due to its radioactivity and toxicity

nick-names include:

Pu-236, Pu-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Pu-243, Pu-244, Pu-245, Pu-246

The word Plutonium comes from the late 18th century word Ploutōn (pluto) being the planet beyond Neptune. Plutonium's symbol is Pu instead of Pl, because Pu would be easier to remember.

physical appearance

Plutonium is a silver-like, radioactive metal that oxidizes and changes to a yellow coating when it comes into contact with air.

KEEP AN EYE OUT!!! Plutonium in different stages varies from:

blue lavender (Pu3+), pink (PuO2+)in sodium perchlorate, yellow brown (Pu4+), olive green (PuO5 2+), and yellow (Pu2 2+)

origins:

Plutonium was created in 1940 by four chemists named Glenn Seaborg, Edwin McMillan, Joseph Kennedy, and Arthur Wahl. After it was created by deuteron bombardment uranium-238, it was later found in small groups as a decay product in uranium ores.

hostile last seen:

Plutonium was last spotted in group 8 of the elements of the periodic table. Plutonium is found in uranium deposits, and is extracted by burning the uranium. This is a process used by nuclear reactors.

plutonium's parthers in crime:

Plutonium may be dangerous, but it doesn't work alone. Plutonium forms compounds with carbon, nitrogen, and silicon.

caution!!!!

PLUTONIUM IS CONSIDERED THE MOST DANGEROUS ELEMENT ON THE PERIODIC TABLE!!!

Do to it's high toxicity and radioactivity and that it comes from uranium, if you are exposed to this element it is almost a certain fatality.

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