Meaning of PROMETHIUM in English
Atomic number: 61
Atomic weight: [ 145 ]
Group in periodic table:
Group name: Lanthanoid
Period in periodic table: 6 (lanthanoid)
Block in periodic table: f-block
CAS registry ID: 7440-12-2
Great care is required while handling promethium as a consequence of its radioactivity. Promethium salts luminesce in the dark with a pale blue or greenish glow, due to their high radioactivity. Ion-exchange methods led to the preparation of about 10 g of promethium from atomic reactor fuel processing wastes in early 1963.
Little is yet generally known about the properties of metallic promethium. More than 30 promethium compounds have been prepared. Promethium is a rare earth metal. It appears that there is no known Pm existing in the earth's crust.
Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary. Английский словарь химии элементов. 2012