Chemical Elements History and Information Thorium

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

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

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

Thorium Th 90 232.0381

Discovered by Jons Berzelius of Sweden in 1828. Thorium is a potential nuclear fuel. Almost as plentiful as lead, the thorium on earth stores more energy than uranium, coal, oil, wood, and natural gas combined.

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