1898 Polonium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

ParisMarie Curie, Pierre Curie elements Polonium


Atomic number 84

Different isotopes for different folks

In 1905, scientists recognized that different isotopes were forms of a single element and accepted the name the Curries gave it, polonium.

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