Facts about Plutonium
Facts about Plutonium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Plutonium
The Element Plutonium is defined as...
A radioactive metallic element similar chemically to uranium that is formed as the isotope 239 by decay of neptunium and found in minute quantities in pitchblende, that undergoes slow disintegration with the emission of an alpha particle to form uranium 235, and that is fissionable with slow neutrons to yield atomic energy.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Plutonium
What are the origins of the word Plutonium ?
The name originates from the the planet Pluto.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Plutonium
Plutonium 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 Plutonium
Plutonium was discovered by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Edwin M. McMillan, J. W. Kennedy, and A. C. Wahl in 1940 in the USA.
Occurrence of the element Plutonium in the Atmosphere
Found naturally in uranium ores
Common Uses of Plutonium
Electrical power generation
The Properties of the Element Plutonium
Name of Element : Plutonium
Atomic Number: 94
Atomic Mass: (244.0) amu
Melting Point: 639.5 °C - 912.65 °K
Boiling Point: 3235.0 °C - 3508.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 94
Number of Neutrons: 150
Crystal Structure: Monoclinic
Density @ 293 K: 19.84 g/cm3
The element Plutonium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Plutonium 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 Plutonium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Plutonium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Plutonium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Plutonium - 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 Plutonium 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. Plutonium was discovered by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Edwin M. McMillan, J. W. Kennedy, and A. C. Wahl in 1940 in the USA. 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 Plutonium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Plutonium
Information Facts about the Plutonium Element