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Polonium

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Polonium is a chemical element with the symbol Po and atomic number 84. A rare and highly radioactive metal with no stable isotopes, polonium is chemically similar to selenium and tellurium, though its metallic character resembles that of its horizontal neighbors in the periodic table: thallium, lead, and bismuth. Due to the short half-life of all its isotopes, its natural occurrence is limited to tiny traces of the fleeting polonium-210 (with a half-life of 138 days) in uranium ores, as it is the penultimate daughter of natural uranium-238. Though slightly longer-lived isotopes exist, they are much more difficult to produce. Today, polonium is usually produced in milligram quantities by the neutron irradiation of bismuth. Due to its intense radioactivity, which results in the radiolysis of chemical bonds and radioactive self-heating, its chemistry has mostly been investigated on the trace scale only.
Polonium was discovered in 1898 by Marie and Pierre Curie, when it was extracted from the uranium ore pitchblende and identified solely by its strong radioactivity: it was the first element to be so discovered. Polonium was named after Marie Curie's homeland of Poland. Polonium has few applications, and those are related to its radioactivity: heaters in space probes, antistatic devices, sources of neutrons and alpha particles, and poison. It is a radioactive element and extremely dangerous to humans.
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Polonium

Polonium

Chemical element

  • Desc: Polonium is a chemical element with the symbol Po and atomic number 84. A rare and highly radioactive metal with no stable isotopes, polonium is chemically similar to selenium and tellurium, though its metallic character resembles that of its horizontal neighbors in the periodic table: thallium, lead, and bismuth.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium
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Livermorium

Livermorium

Chemical element

  • Desc: Livermorium is a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Lv and has an atomic number of 116. It is an extremely radioactive element that has only been created in the laboratory and has not been observed in nature.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livermorium
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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Book by Sam Kean

  • Desc: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, is a 2010 book by science reporter Sam Kean.
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Polonium hydride

Polonium hydride

Chemical compound

  • Desc: Polonium hydride is a chemical compound with the formula PoH₂. It is a liquid at room temperature, the second hydrogen chalcogenide with this property after water.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium_hydride
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Poisoned by Polonium

2007 film

Polonium dioxide

Polonium dioxide

Chemical compound

  • Desc: Polonium dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula PoO₂. It is one of three oxides of polonium, the other two being polonium monoxide and polonium trioxide. It is a pale yellow crystalline solid at room temperature. Under lowered pressure, it decomposes into elemental polonium and oxygen at 500 °C. It is the most stable oxide of polonium and is an interchalcogen.
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Polonium dichloride

Polonium dichloride

Chemical compound

Polonium

Album by Motion Trio

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Polonium

Song by Ruger Hauer

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Polonium

Song by Madee

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Polonium

Song by Madee

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Polonium tetrachloride

Chemical compound

Polonium monoxide

Chemical compound

  • Desc: Polonium monoxide is a chemical compound with the formula PoO. It is one of three oxides of polonium, the other two being polonium dioxide and polonium trioxide. It is an interchalcogen.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium_monoxide
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Polonium hexafluoride

Chemical compound

Polonium trioxide

Chemical compound

  • Desc: Polonium trioxide is a chemical compound with the formula PoO₃. It is one of three oxides of polonium, the other two being polonium monoxide and polonium dioxide. It is an interchalcogen. It has so far only been detected in traces.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium_trioxide
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Polonium 2-10

Song by Michael Feinberg

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polonium-204 atom

Chemical compound

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Polonium

Song by Badal

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nickel-polonium

Chemical compound

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POLONium

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Polonium

Song by Quantic Spectroscopy

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Polonium

Song by Upper Regions

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Polonium Symphony

Song by Concrete Cookie and The Maggot Farmer

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Polonium, Sweetheart?

Song by Choice With No Voice

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Madam Polonium

Song by Craig Stevens

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Polonium 210

Song by The Hacker

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Polonium 210

Song by Propaganda

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Polonium

Song

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Polonium

Song by Edu

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Polonium84b

Song by Fad feat. Pitbull, Angelika Vee & Roscoe Umali

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The radiochemistry of polonium

Book by P. E. Figgins

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polonium-198 atom

Chemical compound

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