Periodic Table of Elements

Element Polonium - Po

Comprehensive data on the chemical element Polonium is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Polonium. 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.

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Overview of Polonium

Polonium's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Polonium
  • Czech: Polonium
  • Croatian: Polonij
  • French: Polonium
  • German: Polonium - s
  • Italian: Polonio
  • Norwegian: Polonium
  • Portuguese: Polônio
  • Russian: Полоний
  • Spanish: Polonio
  • Swedish: Polonium

Atomic Structure of Polonium

Chemical Properties of Polonium

Physical Properties of Polonium

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-08-6
  • NFPA 704
    • Health:
    • Fire:
    • Reactivity:
    • Special Hazard: Radioactive<
    • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
      • No limits set by OSHA
    • OSHA PEL Vacated 1989
      • No limits set by OSHA
    • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)
      • No limits set by NIOSH
    • Levels In Humans:
      Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
      • Blood/mg dm-3: nil
      • Bone/p.p.m: nil
      • Liver/p.p.m: nil
      • Muscle/p.p.m: nil
      • Daily Dietary Intake: nil
      • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: nil

    Who / Where / When / How

    • Discoverer: Marie Curie
    • Discovery Location: Paris France
    • Discovery Year: 1898
    • Name Origin:
      Named after Poland, the home country of Marie Curie.
    • Abundance of Polonium:
      • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: N/A
      • Seawater/p.p.m.: nil
      • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: N/A
      • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): N/A
    • Sources of Polonium:
      Occursin trace amounts in uranium ores. World wide production is very small and probably less than 100 grams per year.
    • Uses of Polonium:
      Used for nuclear batteries, neutron source, antistatic agents, film cleaner.
    • Additional Notes:

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