From Buzzfeed - Cartoon Elements
Proof that everything is easier to learn when presented via Pokemon-style. Artist Kacie D. lovingly anthropomorphized every single element, which deserves to be converted into a children's book.posted on February 11, 2013 at 2:55pm EST
Created way back in 2011, Elements - Experiments In Character Design started life as the senior these project of Kacie D.
Seventy-two of the elements were on display at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design between April and May of that year and Kacie completed the additional forty elements by November.
|Name, symbol,number||americium, Am, 95|
|Group, period,block||n/a, 7, f|
|Standard atomic weight||(243)|
|Electron configuration||[Rn] 5f7 7s2
2, 8, 18, 32, 25, 8, 2
|Discovery||Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, Leon O. Morgan, Albert Ghiorso (1944)|
|Density (nearr.t.)||12 g·cm−3|
|Melting point||1449 K, 1176 °C, 2149 °F|
|Boiling point||2880 K, 2607 °C, 4725 °F|
|Heat of fusion||14.39 kJ·mol−1|
|Molar heat capacity||62.7 J·mol−1·K−1|
|Oxidation states||7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
|Electronegativity||1.3 (Pauling scale)|
|Ionization energies||1st: 578 kJ·mol−1|
|Atomic radius||173 pm|
|Covalent radius||180±6 pm|
|Electrical resistivity||0.69 µΩ·m|
|Thermal conductivity||10 W·m−1·K−1|
|CAS registry number||7440-35-9|
|Most stable isotopes|
|Main article: Isotopes of americium|
Americium (pron.: /ˌæməˈrɪsiəm/ am-ə-ris-ee-əm) is a transuranic radioactive chemical element that has the symbol Am and atomic number 95. This transuranic element of theactinide series is located in the periodic table below the lanthanide element europium, and thus by analogy was named after another continent, America.
Americium was first produced in 1944 by the group of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley. Although it is the third element in the transuranic series, it was discovered fourth, after the heavier curium. The discovery was kept secret and only released to the public in November 1945. Most americium is produced by bombarding uranium orplutonium with neutrons in nuclear reactors – one tonne of spent nuclear fuel contains about 100 grams of americium. It is widely used in commercial ionization chamber smoke detectors, as well as in neutron sources and industrial gauges. Several unusual applications, such as a nuclear battery or fuel for space ships with nuclear propulsion, have been proposed for the isotope 242mAm, but they are as yet hindered by the scarcity and high price of this nuclear isomer.
This is GREAT!!!!
This is great! Some of these elements didn't feature in my chemistry lessons, maybe my teacher didn't know about them, a good teacher though he was
I'm really liking this. =)