Atomic Number 92

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Atomic Number 92

Atomic numberThe number, equal to the number of protons in an atom that determines its chemical properties. In chemistry, transuranium elements, also known as transuranic elements, are the chemical elements with atomic numbers greater than 92, which is the atomic number of uranium. Chemical elements listed by atomic number The elements of the periodic table sorted by atomic number. Click on any elements name for further chemical properties, environmental data or health effects. This list contains the 118 elements of chemistry.

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ATOMIC NUMBER 92(noun)


Sense 1

Meaning:

A heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 92; U; uranium

Hypernyms ('atomic number 92' is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Uranium mass number

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of 'atomic number 92'):

uranium 235 (a uranium isotope with mass number 235; capable of sustaining chain reactions)

uranium 238 (the commonest isotope of uranium; it is not fissionable but when irradiated with neutrons it produces fissionable plutonium 239)

Uranium Mass Number

Holonyms ('atomic number 92' is a substance of...):

Atomic Number 92 Mass

pitchblende; uraninite (a mineral consisting of uranium oxide and trace amounts of radium and thorium and polonium and lead and helium; uraninite in massive form is called pitchblende which is the chief uranium ore)