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Plutonium

By Eric and Andrew
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Plutonium
By: Eric and Andrew
Facts

1. The name Plutonium
comes from the planet
Pluto
2. Its symbol is PU
3. On the Periodic Table, it is found in the
Actinide Series
4. Plutonium's atomic number is 94
5. It has 94 protons, 150 neutrons, 94 electrons
6. Its atomic mass is 244.0642
7. Its melting point is 914 Kelvin and its boiling point is 3505 Kelvin
8. Plutonium has to be made in a lab
because it is too unstable to occur naturally
9. Plutonium is used in nuclear bombs including MOABs, ("Mother of All Bombs"), and as a slow poison; it also provides electricity from Nuclear Reactors, and can be a heat source
9. It was discovered in 1940 by Dr. Glenn T .
Seaborg, Edwin McMillan, Joseph W. Kennedy,
and Arthur Wahl
3 Cool Facts That We Learned
It was the second element ever to be in a nuclear bomb (the first was Uranium)
It is a silvery color that can glow when oxidized
In powder form it can spontaneously ignite
Websites where we found our information:

1.http://chemistry.about.com/od/elementfacts/a/plutonium.htm

2.http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/pu.html

3.http://www.chemicool.com/elements/plutonium.html

4.https://www.google.com/search?q=plutonium&rlz=1C1CHKZ_enUS434US434&oq=plutonium&sugexp=chrome,mod=10&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active
Thanks for watching!!!!!
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