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Uranium

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Uranium

Uranium is a hard, lustrous, silver-white metal which is somewhat malleable, but which cannot be hammered into thin plates. After a long standing in air, the metal becomes covered with a steel-blue film of uranium oxide. The metal dissolves in dilute mineral acids.
Uranium is the heaviest metal known. It is , also, the "last of the elements," since it occupies the end position on the Table of Elements.
Uranium is radioactive, but has only about one millionth of the ray-yielding power of radium.
Added to steel in small amounts, uranium toughens the metal. Its compounds have many varied uses in industry.



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