Uranium

1789,1841

Uranium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Berlin, ParisMartin Heinrich Klaproth, Eugène-Melchoir Péligot elements

Uranium

Atomic number 92

Unstable


Henri Becquerel discovered that uranium is radioactive in 1896. Before that, uranium ores were merely black and deceptively resembling lead ore. Pitchblende meant “black deceptive mineral.”

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