Facts about Polonium
Facts about Polonium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Polonium
The Element Polonium is defined as...
A radioactive metallic element that is similar chemically to tellurium and bismuth, occurs especially in pitchblende and radium-lead residues, and emits an alpha particle to form an isotope of lead. Also called Radium F.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Polonium
What are the origins of the word Polonium ?
The name originates from Poland the home of Marie Curie. Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowski in Warsaw, Poland in 1867.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Polonium
Polonium is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Polonium
Polonium was discovered by Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in 1898
Occurrence of the element Polonium in the Atmosphere
A very rare element in nature
Obtained from pitchblende, decay of radium
Common Uses of Polonium
Thermoelectric power in space satellites
To eliminate static charges
Removes dust from photographic films
The Properties of the Element Polonium
Name of Element : Polonium (also called Radium F)
Symbol of Element : Po
Atomic Number of Polonium : 84
Atomic Mass: (209.0) amu
Melting Point: 254.0 °C - 527.15 °K
Boiling Point: 962.0 °C - 1235.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Polonium : 84
Number of Neutrons in Polonium : 125
Crystal Structure: Monoclinic
Density @ 293 K: 9.4 g/cm3
Color of Polonium : Unknown
The element Polonium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Polonium 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 Polonium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Polonium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Polonium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Polonium - 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 Polonium 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. Polonium was discovered by Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in 1898. 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 Polonium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Polonium
Information Facts about the Polonium Element