Comprehensive data on the chemical element Plutonium is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Plutonium. Common chemical compounds are also provided for many elements. In addition technical terms are linked to their definitions and the menu contains links to related articles that are a great aid in one's studies.
Most people will not normally encounter plutonium outside of a laboratory or the nuclear industry. Plutonium is highly toxic because of its radioactivity. In 1970 Dr. Darleane C. Hoffman discovered traces of naturally occuring primordial plutonium-244 in Precambrian bastnasite from Mountain Pass, Califorina, USA.
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