Uranium:                          Destroyer of worlds                                            Zack BologHistoryName ori...
Uranium is found EVERYWHERE on Earth, including the very food that we eat and also our own       tissue!       The weight ...
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Uranium (Zack Bolog)

  1. 1. Uranium: Destroyer of worlds Zack BologHistoryName origin: Named in honor of the discovery of the planet Uranus, which was discovered 8 years priorLocation of discovery: Discovered from pitchblende samples from the Joachimsal silver mines in presentday Czech Republic.Discoverer: Martin KlaprothProperties: Number of Protons/Electrons: 92 Number of Neutrons: 146 Classification: Rare Earth State at room temperature: Solid Color: Silver/gray Melting point: 1132.0 Degrees C Boiling point: 3818.0 Degrees C Density: 18.95 g/cm3Major isotopes: U-235 (used in the production of nuclear weapons and reactors) and U-238 (Mostcommon isotope of Uranium)Availability: Identified reserves of Uranium have increased by around 100% since the end of 2003, soavailability is high.Common sources: While Uranium is found all over the Earth, the largest deposits of uranium are foundin Australia, Kazakhstan and Canada.How can “I” get it: There is an actual market for Uranium, with prices being around $160/kgUses: Major uses for Uranium include the fueling of nuclear reactors and more infamously, one of themajor components of the nuclear fission used in the production of nuclear weapons.Did you Know?:
  2. 2. Uranium is found EVERYWHERE on Earth, including the very food that we eat and also our own tissue! The weight of a baseball is 5.25 oz…..a Uranium ball of the same dimensions would weigh 8.5 pounds! Uranium is 40 times more abundant than silver, making cheap husbands the leading cause of Radiation poisoning amongst housewives (source needed) Uranium was once used as glass, with a sheet found in Naples, Italy that was dated back to 79 A.D. The glass gives off a greenish/yellow hue:Sources: http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/u.html http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/guide/facts/ http://nuclearinfo.net/Nuclearpower/WebHomeAvailabilityOfUsableUranium http://www.cameco.com/uranium_101/uranium_science/uranium/ http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/guide/facts/

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