Facts about Curium
Facts about Curium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Curium
The Element Curium is defined as...
A radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei. The most common uses of Curium are in Pacemakers, Remote navigational buoys and in Space missions.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Curium
What are the origins of the word Curium ?
The name originates from the word 'Curie' as it was amed in honour of Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Curium
Curium classified as an element in the Actinide series as one of the "Rare Earth Elements" which can located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods. The Rare Earth Elements are of the Lanthanide and Actinide series. Most of the elements in the Actinide series are synthetic or man-made.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Curium
First synthesized at the University of California, Berkeley, USA by Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso in 1944. Discovery credited to Glenn Seaborg.
Occurrence of the element Curium in the Atmosphere
Common Uses of Curium
Remote navigational buoys
The Properties of the Element Curium
Name of Element : Curium
Symbol of Element: Cm
Atomic Number: 96
Atomic Mass: (247.0) amu
Melting Point: 1340.0 °C - 1613.15 °K
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 96
Number of Neutrons: 151
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density @ 293 K: 13.511 g/cm3
The element Curium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Curium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Curium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Curium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Curium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Curium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Curium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. First synthesized at the University of California, Berkeley, USA by Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso in 1944. Discovery credited to Glenn Seaborg. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Curium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Curium
Information Facts about the Curium Element