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Lanthanides and actinides

Author: Monica Halka; Brian Nordstrom
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2011.
Series: Periodic table of the elements.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the current scientific understanding of the lanthanide and actinide groups of chemical elements, including how they are synthesized, where they are found, and how humans use and manipulate them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Halka; Brian Nordstrom
ISBN: 9780816073726 0816073724
OCLC Number: 401144319
Description: xxxiv, 190 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.The Lanthanides or Rare Earth Elements --
The Astrophysics of the Lanthanides --
Geology: The California Deposit --
Discovery and Naming of the Rare Earths --
Johan Gadolin --
The Lanthanide Contraction --
The Chemistry of the Lanthanides --
Clean Energy and the Rare Earth Elements --
Technology and Current Uses of the Lanthanides --
2.Actinium, Thorium, and Protactinium --
The Astrophysics of the Actinides --
A Means of Dating Very Old Things --
The Discovery and Naming of Actinium, Thorium, and Protactinium --
The Chemistry of Thorium --
Thorium Fission Reactors --
Technology and Current Uses of Actinium, Thorium, and Protactinium --
3.Uranium --
The Geology and Mining of Uranium --
Discovery and Naming of Uranium --
The Chemistry of Uranium --
Uranium Fission Reactors: Natural and Human-Made --
Depleted Uranium: A Debatable Use for Wartime Ammunition --
Uranium and Human Health --
Technology and Current Uses of Uranium --
4.The Transuranium Elements --
The Basics of the Transuranium Elements --
Discovery and Naming of Transuranium Elements --
Glenn Theodore Seaborg --
The Chemistry of Transuranium Elements --
Americium in the Home --
Thermonuclear Weapons --
Technology and Current Uses of Transuranium Elements --
5.The Transactinide Elements --
The Origins of the Transactinides: Heavy Ion Reactions --
Discovery and Naming of Transactinides: Ego and Controversy --
Short Lives, Few Uses of the Transactinides --
6.Future Directions --
New Physics --
New Chemistry.
Series Title: Periodic table of the elements.
Responsibility: Monica Halka and Brian Nordstrom.

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Covers the current scientific understanding of the lanthanide and actinide groups of chemical elements, including how they are synthesized, where they are found, and how humans use and manipulate them.

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