URANIUM

By Garrett Bailey

All About Uranium

Uranium chemical symbol is U. The atomic number is 92 and has a mass of 238.02891. Uranium has 92 protons, 146 neutrons, and 92 electrons. Its melting point is 1,132c and its boiling point of 2,485c. For one ounce of Uranium it costs $1,379. Uranium is a metal. It is apart of the Actinoids family. The origin of its name is comes from the planet Uranus. It was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth. Uranium is lightly radioactive. When pure Uranium is a silvery white metal. Radium is always found in Uranium oars. It is slighty paramagnetic. Uranium is used to fuel nuclear power. It usually has a valence of 4 or 6.