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Uranium

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92.

Heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, naturally radioactive, pyrophoric, and teratogenic uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and the explosive material for nuclear weapons.

Depleted uranium is used in kinetic energy penetrators and armor plating.

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