Facts about Americium

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Americium

The Element Americium is...
A radioactive metallic element produced by bombardment of plutonium with high-energy neutrons.

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Americium

What are the origins of the word Americium ?
Named in honour of America

Facts about the Classification of the Element Americium

Americium 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 Americium

Americium was first synthesized by Glenn T. Seaborg, Leon O. Morgan, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso in 1944 in the USA. The discovery generally credited to Discoverer: G.T. Seaborg.

Occurrence of the element Americium in the Atmosphere


Common Uses of Americium

Smoke detectors

The Properties of the Element Americium

Name of Element : Americium
Symbol: Am
Atomic Number: 95
Atomic Mass: (243.0) amu
Melting Point: 994.0 C - 1267.15 K
Boiling Point: 2607.0 C - 2880.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 95
Number of Neutrons: 148
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 13.6 g/cm3
Color: Unknown

The element Americium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Americium 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 Americium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Americium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Americium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.

Facts and Info about the element Americium - 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 Americium 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. 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 Americium is just one element that can be found.

Facts and Info about the Element Americium

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