Uranium Carbide

Compound Uranium Carbide
Synonyms Uranium Monocarbide
Formula UC
Molecular Formula CU
Molecular Weight 250.040
CAS RN [12070-09-6]
Properties Gray with metallic appearance or flat, black-colored powder or chunks with no detectable odor, radioactive solid that is strongly electropositive
Density, g/cm³ 13.63 g/cm³
Melting Point, °C >>2525 °C
Boiling Point, °C No data available.
Reactions Oxidize readily in air. If confined in a container without air movement, they can ignite spontaneously. Moisture increases this reactivity
Thermal Conductivity, W/(m·K) 25
Thermal Expansion Coefficient 9.1 x 10ˉ6/K

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