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The frenzy ended as suddenly as it had begun, when the U. The discovery of the element is credited to the German pharmacist Martin Heinrich Klaproth, who named the new element after the planet Uranus.
While working in his experimental laboratory in Berlin in 1789, Klaproth was able to precipitate a yellow compound (likely sodium diuranate) by dissolving pitchblende in nitric acid and neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide.
Australia has the world's largest uranium ore reserves—40 percent of the planet's known supply.
In addition to its uses in nuclear technology, uranium has been used as a colorant in uranium glass, producing orange-red through lemon yellow hues. Uranium is a naturally occurring element that can be found in low levels within all rock, soil, and water.
Uranium is also the highest-numbered element to be found naturally in significant quantities on earth and is always found combined with other elements.
that keeps the outer core liquid and drives mantle convection, which in turn drives plate tectonics.
Its average concentration in the Earth's crust is (depending on the reference) 2 to 4 parts per million, The concentration of uranium in soil ranges from 0.7 to 11 parts per million (up to 15 parts per million in farmland soil due to use of phosphate fertilizers) and 3 parts per billion of sea water is composed of the element.
The leachate is then subjected to one of several sequences of precipitation, solvent extraction, and ion exchange.