Uranium

Critical mass is a Blast!!
Uranium is an all around needed element!!!

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Are you heading to a desolate planet? Uranium is an all around must have element! Check out why below.

Well, What is Uranium?

Uranium is a Silvery white metal found in many rocks. Its atomic number is 92. It contains 92 protons, 92 electrons, and 146 neutrons. Its atomic mass is 238.02891. Uranium has 2 valence electrons. It is found in the Actinide Series of the Periodic Table.

Why bring Uranium?
What are some of the uses?

Uranium is a all around amazing element to bring to a desolate planet. Uranium has a main use of nuclear power. Uranium does have other uses though. It is used for X-ray manufacture, ammunition for some types of military weaponry, as a shield against radiation, as a counterbalance for aircraft control surfaces and in gyroscopes of inertial guidance systems.  Uranium is so powerful it can make tank piercing bullets. It is also used to stain glass. Uranium is also up there with gold and silver in the financial market. So a great element for trade, defense, and functional need.

Properties

-Boiling Point 7468°F                                                                                                               -Melting Point 1132 °C                                                                                                                -Dense, Density 18.95g/cm-3 at 20°C                                                                                   -Malleable and ductile                                                                                                              -silver-white                                                                                                                                 -radioactive metal                                                                                                                      -Electron configuration: 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 4f14 5s2 5p6 5d10 5f3 6s2 6p6 6d1 7s2

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