Meaning of PLUTONIUM in English


Name: plutonium

Symbol: Pu

Atomic number: 94

Atomic weight: [ 244 ]

Group in periodic table:

Group name: Actinoid

Period in periodic table: 7 (actinoid)

Block in periodic table: f-block

CAS registry ID: 7440-07-5

Plutonium was the second transuranium element of the actinide series to be discovered. By far of greatest importance is the isotope 239Pu, which has a half-life of more than 20000 years. One kilogram is equivalent to about 22 million kilowatt hours of heat energy. The complete detonation of a kilogram of plutonium produces an explosion equal to about 20000 tons of chemical explosive. The various nuclear applications of plutonium are well known. The isotope 233Pu was used in the American Apollo lunar missions to power seismic and other equipment on the lunar surface. Plutonium contamination is an emotive environmental problem.

Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary.      Английский словарь химии элементов.