Americium

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Lehman Catholic High School, Sidney, Ohio, U.S.A.

Americium, 95, Lehman Catholic High School, Ohio USAAmericium: Our Advanced Placement Chemistry class of Lehman Catholic High School chose to visualize element 95, americium, as our element. We did this because americium is named after our great nation, America. Our design features the classic Uncle Sam design from the “I Want You” series of WWII posters to represent America. Surrounding Uncle Sam is a cloud of smoke representing a very useful application of americium, as the source of ionizing radiation in some smoke detectors. We used Adobe Photoshop to create our tile.

S. Ginny Scherer, Lehman Catholic High School, Sidney, Ohio, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

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Americium

Am

95

243 amu

1176 ºC

2011ºC

No data

No data

2

Solid

Silvery-white**

Metallic**

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/