Periodic Table of the Elements: Americium

Name: Americium
Symbol: Am
Atomic Number: 95
Atomic Mass: (243)
Atomic Volume: ??? cc/mol
Discovered By: First synthesized by Seaborg, James, Morgan, and Ghiorso in 1944
Discovery Date: 1944
Origin of Name: Americium - named for the Americas
Toxicity: ???
Summary: Not found naturally on Earth. Synthesized by neutron bombardment of plutonium. Americium is used as a low-level radiation source for smoke-detectors.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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