Famous Chemist

Famous Chemist

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  • Hi, I'm Glenn Seaborg. I helped to change the way we look at periodic table, I was the on that proposed adding the Actinide series AKA man made elements 
  • I co-discovered Plutonium, Americium, Curium, Berkelium, Californium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Mendelevium, Nobelium.  The element Seaborgium is named after me.
  • I discovered Plutonium 239, it could undergo nuclear fission and used nuclear energy in a nuclear bomb.  I was recruited to the Manhatten Project which developed the bombs, Fat Man and Little Boy, that ended WW2,
  • I helped discover technetium-99m which is the most widely used radioisotope in medicine.  It is used in millions of scans a year.
  • In 1944, I proposed adding a new row to the periodic table.  The new row would be below the lanthanides.  This new row would be called the Actanide Series.
  • Sources https://www.britannica.com/biography/Glenn-T-Seaborg https://www.famousscientists.org/glenn-seaborg/ https://www.chemheritage.org/historical-profile/glenn-theodore-seaborg
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