Villain of the Future
By Morgan A.
Thorium (Th) the Element
- Chemically reactive
- Has the highest melting point of any oxide
- Silvery-white metal
- Bright and soft
- Is attacked by oxygen, hydrogen, the halogens and sulfur.
It was discovered by Jöns Berzelius at 1829 in Sweden. It was named after "Thor", the mythological Scandinavian god of war.
Some important uses of Thorium are...
- Fueling nuclear reactors
- Thorium dioxide is used for heat resistant ceramics
- Most non-nuclear uses of Thorium are driven by the unique properties of its oxide
Thorium the Villain
At the hottest time of day, Thorium gains full and extreme power. He will burst into a searing flame and burn his enemies. His brilliantly bright light will deprive you of your sight. His only weakness is water and he dissolves in hydrochloric, so he travels to towns and cities that are in a drought.
Thorium is a very dangerous villain, so be alert because you never know.... maybe he is near you.