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Uranium


Uranium

Discovery

Uranium has been a known element sense 1789. Discovered by Martin Klaproth, a German scientist. It was first isolated in 1841 by scientist Eugene-Melchoir Peligot. Presently, uranium is highly used in the production of energy in nuclear power plants throughout the world.


Name: Uranium

Discovered: 1789

Discoverer(s): Martin Klaproth, Eugene-Melchoir Peligot

Country(s) Discovered: Germany

Atomic Number: 92

Symbol: U

Melting Point(C): 1,132

Atomic Mass: 238.02891

Group: Actinide

Radioactive? Decay?: Yes, It decays into Lead(Fe)

Normal State: Solid

Metal, nonmetal, metalloid?: Metal

Cost for kg: $165


References

http://www.webelements.com/uranium/history.html

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