Uranium properties

The useful properties of Uranium

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Name: Uranium
Symbol: U
Atomic Number: 92
Atomic Mass: 238.0289 amu
Melting Point: 1132.0 °C (1405.15 K, 2069.6 °F)
Boiling Point: 3818.0 °C (4091.15 K, 6904.4 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 92
Number of Neutrons: 146
Classification: Rare Earth
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Density @ 293 K: 18.95 g/cm3
Colour: silverfish
Date of Discovery: 1789
Discoverer: Martin Klaproth
Name Origin: After the planet Uranus
Uses: fuel for nuclear reactors
Obtained From: many rocks, large amounts in
pitchblende and carnotite


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