Thorium is a radioactive element with the atomic number of 90. It is a silvery white metal that is mined all over the world for nuclear energy. It can also tarnish in air.
- Discovered by Jons Berzelius in 1829 in Sweden.
- Named after the Scandinavian God of War.
- Thorium's atomic weight is 232.03806
The Periodic Table & Thorium
- On most periodic tables, Thorium is colored green
- Its atomic number is 90
- It is classified as a metal
- It is in the Actinoid Family
- On the periodic table Thorium's color is green
- Thorium is not found in humans.
- Thorium in found all over the world in the Earths crust and mined in a type of sand called monazite sand, a mixture of calcium, cerium, thorium, and other rare earth metals.
- Thorium is used for Nuclear power
- Boiling point: 8708 degrees Fahrenheit
- Melting point: 3182 degrees Fahrenheit
- There is a Thorium powered car that can run on 8 grams of Thorium for 100 years!
- Thorium is named after Thor! The Scandinavian God of War.
This is what Thorium looks like!
This is a Thorium powered car. It runs on 8 grams of Thorium for 100 years!
This is also Thorium.