Uranium

An explanation of this explosive element.

What is it?

Uranium is has the atomic number of 92 on the periodic table. It has a melting point of 1132 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 3818 degrees Celsius. Also, it is a solid when seen in room temperature (298 degrees Kelvin, or 25 degrees Celsius). Finally, it belong in the actinide category.

Where is it found?

It was discovered by a German scientist by the name of Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789. Yes, Uranium is found on the planet Uranus. A long time ago, the humans used it for a yellowish coloring. Now, we realize it's usefulness in Nuclear Weaponry and Nuclear Reactors. It has the atomic weight of 238.03 g.mol-1.