polonium.001.pngPolonium


Atomic Number: 84

Protons: 84

Electrons: 84

Neutrons: 126

Average Atomic Mass: 209 amu

Isotopes: Po-206, Po-207, Po-208, Po-209, Po-210

Discovery: Polonium was discovered by Marie Curie at 1898 in France.

Name: It was name after Poland (birthplace of Marie Curie).

Uses: Polonium is used on brushes that remove dust from photographic films, for eliminating charges in textile mills, and it is also used for mixed with beryllium that provides a source of neutrons.

Interesting Facts: Polonium is one element that can be used to create atomic bombs.

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