Chemical Elements History and Information Plutonium

About the chemical element Plutonium, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Plutonium Pu 94 (244)

Discovered by Glenn Seaborg, Edwin McMillan, Joseph Kennedy, and Arthur Wahl of the U.S. in 1940. Plutonium is the most dangerous manmade element. Aside from being a potent organic poison, plutonium comprises the heart of the atomic bomb.

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