Uranium Dioxide


Compound Uranium Oxide
Synonyms Uranium (IV) oxide, uranium dioxide, pitchblende, uranium fuel pellet
Formula UO2
Hill System Formula O2U1
Molecular Weight 270.028
CAS RN [1344-57-6]
Properties Brown to copper-red to black crystals
Solubility Insoluble in water
Density kg -3 10970 kg m-3
Melting point, °C 2827°C
Boiling point, °C Decomposes
Reactions Stable under normal temperatures and pressures except for radioactive disintegration and excessive heat

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