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Uranium Element

Find elemental, thermodynamic, material, electromagnetic, atomic & nuclear properties of uranium element along with reactivity and abundance.

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Uranium is the ninety-two element in the periodic table. A periodic table contains 118 elements distributed in 7 rows and 18 columns. The rows are known as periods and the columns are the groups of the periodic table. The elements of the periodic table are arranged according to their atomic number.

Basic elemental properties of Uranium

There are 118 different elements in the periodic table but there are some basic elemental properties of each. In a periodic table, elements with basic elemental properties are grouped together. Basic elemental properties of Uranium are:

Atomic Symbol of Uranium

Every element in the periodic table has its atomic symbol or chemical symbol for representation. The atomic symbol of Uranium is “U”

Atomic Number of Uranium

Elements in the periodic table are arranged in groups and periods on the basis of their atomic number.

Atomic number is the number of protons present in the nucleus of an atom. The atomic number of Uranium is 92. This shows Uranium is the ninety-two element of the periodic table.

Short Electronic Configuration of Uranium

Short Electronic Configuration of Uranium is [Rn]7s2 ,5 f3 , 6d 1

Block of Uranium in Periodic Table

There are four blocks (s, p, d, f) in the periodic table. Uranium belongs to the f-block of the periodic table. F block is the fourth block in the periodic table.

Period of Uranium in Periodic Table

Periodic table is arranged in periods and groups. The rows going across left to right are periods and Uranium is placed in the seventh period. Elements that are present in a period share common properties .

Atomic Mass of Uranium 

Atomic mass is the mass of an atom and the atomic mass of Uranium is 238.02891 u. If we round off the atomic mass of Uranium, we get 24 u.

Thermodynamic properties of Uranium

Thermodynamic properties are the characteristic features of a system, capable of specifying the system's state. The thermodynamic properties of an element include chemical, physical and thermal properties. The thermodynamic properties of Uranium are:

Phase at STP

Phase at STP is the state in which an element is present. The stp phase of Uranium is “Solid”.

Melting Point of Uranium

Melting point is a temperature at which an element of substance changes its state from solid to liquid. The melting point of Uranium gas is 1135 °C.

Boiling Point of Uranium

A boiling point is a temperature at which an element of a substance starts turning into vapors. The boiling point of Uranium gas is 3927°C.

Molar Heat of Fusion of Uranium

Molar Heat of Fusion is the energy required to melt each mole of substance. The molar heat of fusion of Uranium is 14 kJ/mol.

Molar heat of Vaporization

The Molar heat of vaporization is the heat absorbed by the one specific mole of a substance. The molar heat of vaporization of Uranium gas is 420 kJ/mol.

Specific heat at STP

The specific heat of Uranium at STP is 116 J(kgK).

These are some of the main thermodynamic properties of Uranium. Let’s find out all the material properties of Uranium.

Material properties

We have discussed basic elemental properties and thermodynamic properties of Uranium gas. Besides these, there are many material properties of Uranium as well. Some of the material properties include density, molar volume, refractive index and thermal conductivity.

Density of Uranium

The density of Uranium element is  19.05 g/cm3

Liquid Density of Uranium element

The liquid density of Uranium atom is 17.3 g/cm3 

Molar Volume of Uranium

The molar volume of Uranium is 12.495cm3/mol

Mohs hardness of Uranium Atom

The mohs hardness of Uranium element is 6

Bulk modulus of Uranium Gas

The bulk modulus of Uranium Gas is 100 GPa

Shear modulus of Uranium atom

The shear modulus of Uranium element 111 GPa

Young's modulus of Uranium

The young's modulus of Uranium atom 208 GPa

Sound speed of Uranium atom

The sound speed of Uranium gas is 3155 m/s

Thermal expansion of Uranium

The thermal expansion of Uranium is 1.39 x 10-5 K-1

Thermal Conductivity of Uranium

The thermal conductivity of Uranium is 27 W/(mK)

These are the main material properties of Uranium.

Electromagnetic properties of Uranium

When there is any emission or absorption of electromagnetic radiations, a martial responds to these changes. All elements of a periodic table have electromagnetic properties. Some of the main electromagnetic properties of Uranium gas include magnetic types, magnetic volume, mass magnetic susceptibility and color.

Electric type of Uranium

The magnetic type Uranium refers to the fact that it is a conductor.

Resistivity of Uranium element

The resistivity of Uranium element is 2.8 x 10-7 Ωm

Electrical conductivity of Uranium gas

The electrical conductivity of Uranium element is 3.6 x 106 s/m

Magnetic type of Uranium element

The magnetic type of Uranium atom is paramagnetic

Volume Magnetic Susceptibility of Uranium

The volume magnetic susceptibility of Uranium is 4.11 x 10 -4

Mass Magnetic Susceptibility of Uranium

The mass magnetic susceptibility of Uranium is 2.16 x 10-8 m3/kg

Molar Magnetic Susceptibility of Uranium

The molar magnetic susceptibility of Uranium gas is 5.14 x 10-9 m3/mol

Color of Uranium Gas

The color of Uranium gas is silver.

These are some of the main electromagnetic properties of Uranium gas.

Reactivity of Uranium

Valency of Uranium

The valency of a Uranium element is a number that represents the ability of an atom to combine with other atoms. The valency of Uranium is 6.

Electronegativity of Uranium

Electronegativity of Uranium is the tendency of its atom participating in a covalent bond to attract the bonding electrons. Uranium has 1.38 electronegativity.

First ionization energy of Uranium

It is the energy to remove the outermost electron from the neutral atom in the gas phase. The first ionization energy of Uranium is 597.6 kJ/mol

Atomic properties

The atomic properties of Uranium have term symbol, atomic radius, covalent radius, van der waals radius.

Term Symbol of Uranium

The term symbol specifies the electronic state of an atom. The term symbol of Uranium atom is 5 L6

Atomic Radius of Uranium

The total distance from an atom's nucleus to the outermost orbital of an electron is its atomic radius. The atomic radius of Uranium is 175 pm.

Covalent Radius of Uranium

Covalent radius is the measurement of an atom's size that forms a covalent bond. The covalent radius of Uranium is 196 pm.

Van der Waals Radius of Uranium

Van der waals radius is the measurement for the size of an atom that is not chemically bonded. The van der Waals radius of Uranium is 186 pm.

Abundances of Uranium

It is the measure that tells us about the percentage of which it is present. 

Abundance of Uranium in the universe

The abundance of Uranium in the universe is 2 x 10-8 mass %

Abundance of Uranium in the solar system

The abundance of Uranium in the solar system is 1 x 10-7 mass %

Abundance of Uranium in earth's crust

The abundance of Uranium in earth's crust is 1.8 x 10-4 mass %

Abundance of Uranium in ocean

The abundance of Uranium in ocean is 3.3 x 10-7 mass %

Universe Molar Abundances of Uranium

The universe molar abundances of Uranium is 1 x 10-10 mol %

Solar Molar Abundances of Uranium

The solar molar abundances of Uranium is 4 x 10 -10 mol %

Ocean Molar Abundances of Uranium

The ocean molar abundances of Uranium is 8.6 x 10-9 mol %

Crust Molar Abundances of Uranium

The crust molar abundances of Uranium is 1.5 x 10-5 mol %

Human Molar Abundances of Uranium

The crust molar abundances of Uranium is 3 x 10-9 mol %

Nuclear properties of Uranium

Half life of Uranium

Half life is the time for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. The half Life of Uranium is 4.47 Gyr.

Specific Radioactivity of Uranium

The stable isotopes of Uranium are 12.44kBq/g 

Decay Mode of Uranium

The decay mode of Uranium is alpha emission

Unstable isotopes of Uranium

The unstable isotopes of Uranium is 238 U (4.47 Gyr)

Neutron Cross Section of Uranium

The neutron cross section of Uranium is 7.57 b

Identifiers of Uranium

CAS Number of Uranium

The CAS number of Uranium is 7440-61-1

PubChem CID number of Uranium

The PubChem CID number of Uranium is 23989

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