Facts about Uranium
Facts about Uranium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Uranium
The Element Uranium is defined as...
A heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Uranium
What are the origins of the word Uranium ?
The name originates from the planet Uranus
Facts about the Classification of the Element Uranium
Uranium is 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 Uranium
Uranium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in Germany in 1789. Uranium was the first element that was found to be fissile.
Occurrence of the element Uranium in the Atmosphere
Properties within each individual group are similar, but nevertheless vary within a group. Generally chemical activity decreases as the period increases a non-metal group and increases as the period increases within a metal group. The first element in a group is always an active metal, the last is always an inactive non-metal.
Common Uses of Uranium
The Properties of the Element Uranium
Name of Element : Uranium
Atomic Number: 92
Atomic Mass: 238.0289 amu
Melting Point: 1132.0 °C - 1405.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3818.0 °C - 4091.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 92
Number of Neutrons: 146
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Density @ 293 K: 18.95 g/cm3
The element Uranium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Uranium 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 Uranium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Uranium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Uranium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - 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 Uranium 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. Uranium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in Germany in 1789. 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 Uranium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Uranium
Information Facts about the Uranium Element