Protactinium

1913-1918

Protactinium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Karlsruhe, Glasgow, BerlinOswald Helmuth Göhring, Georg von Hevesy, John Arnold Cranston, Frederick Soddy, Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner elements

Protactinium

Atomic number 91

Eating it


Protractinium is highly radioactive and extremely toxic, so even though its oxides and other chemical compounds have a variety of colors and crystal structures, you won’t see it advertised in tomorrow’s dinnerware or playthings, although it might well be there.

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Other readings:

  • Protactinium,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt