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Promethium

What the name means: The word promethium derives from the name of the Greek god, Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man. He was punished by Zeus.

Promethium

Promethium atom

Promethium atom

Promethium is a radio active atom that was obtained from nuclear fission residue. It does not occur in nature.

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Who identified promethium?: Promethium was identified by Charles Coryell, Jack Marinsky, Lawrence Glendenin and Harold G. Richter in 1945 during the Manhattan Project tests that took place in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

 

Properties

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STP = standard temperature and pressure.
Usually considered as room temperature and pressure.

 

About promethium: Promethium is not found in the Earth's crust but has been identified in stars in the Andromeda galaxy. It was the last Rare Earth metal to be identified, although it had long been predicted and many scientists had searched for element #61.

 

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