Periodic Table of the Elements: Plutonium

Name: Plutonium
Symbol: Pu
Atomic Number: 94
Atomic Mass: (244)
Atomic Volume: ??? cc/mol
Discovered By: First synthesized by Seaborg, McMillan, Kennedy, and Wahl in 1940
Discovery Date: 1940
Origin of Name: Plutonium - named for the planet Pluto
Toxicity: ???
Summary: Trace amounts of Plutonium can be found in uranium ores as a result of natural synthesis by neutron bombardment of uranium, otherwise, it is artificially synthesized. Plutonium is extremely poisonous because of its radioactivity and its ability to be absorbed into bone marrow. Plutonium is formed as a waste product of uranium fission reactors.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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