Uranium

1789,1841 Uranium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Berlin, ParisMartin Heinrich Klaproth, Eugène-Melchoir Péligot elements Uranium

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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