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Uranium

History And Applications, Uranium's Radioactivity, The Fission Of Uranium

Uranium is the metallic chemical element with an atomic number of 92. Its symbol is U, atomic weight is 238.0, and specific gravity is 18.95. It melts at 2,071.4°F (1,133°C) and boils at 6,904.4°F (3,818°C). Natural uranium consists of three isotopes of mass numbers 234 (0.00054%), 235 (0.711%) and 238 (99.275%). All are radioactive.


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