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Actinides. By Amber Gallo, Julia Montague and Alicia Pisano. Bottom row of F block. L ocation. No set number; varies throughout the period. Valence Electrons. Common properties: all radioactive and explosive Uranium (U) heavy, silver, reacts with boiling water

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actinides

Actinides

By Amber Gallo, Julia Montague and Alicia Pisano

properties
Common properties: all radioactive and explosive
    • Uranium (U) heavy, silver, reacts with boiling water
    • Thorium (Th) gray, malleable, reacts slowly with water
    • Protactinium (Pa) silvery-white, rare, poisonous
Properties
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Uranium and Plutonium used for bombs (Thorium can also be modified into a form of Uranium)
  • Cancer treatment
  • Transmit signals from the moon to earth
  • Power plants
  • Heart Pacemakers (Plutonium)
Uses
citations
Actinides. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2012, from ChemTopics database.
  • Actinides - Uses of Actinides. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Net Industries website: http://science.jrank.org/pages/58/Actinides-Uses-actinides.html
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