What do you know about Uranium?

What do you know about Uranium?

URANIUM

Uranium is a very heavy metal which can be used as an abundant source of concentrated energy. Uranium occurs in most rocks in concentrations of 2 to 4 parts per million and is as common in the Earth's crust as tin, tungsten and molybdenum. Uranium occurs in seawater, and can be recovered from the oceans. Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist. Uranium has a melting point is 1132°C. The chemical symbol for uranium is U



Q: Why are accurate details about Uranium not available? 

Answer : Reserves of Uranium are spread in all over the world at different places. It is such type of metal which helps in atomic energy that is the reason of keeping the reserves of Uranium secret by many countries. That is why it is very difficult to calculate the total reserves of Uranium in the world. Around 40 countries are showing their Uranium reserves. Following countries are very important among them: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Central African Republic and China etc.




Q: Write down the uses of Uranium in the World?

Answer : Uranium is one of the most important mineral now-a-days because of its uses. It is getting importance day by day as its economics disadvantages are increasing.

Some of its uses or advantages are as following.

Raw Material of Nuclear Power:

It is used as an important ingredient in nuclear power production. Scientists have been developing atom bomb with the help of this mineral.

Atomic Energy:

It is a great source of atomic energy. Now a day’s approximately 44 countries of the world are using this power in fulfillment of their energy or electricity demand.


Medical Uses:

Now-a-day’s uranium is used in diagnosis of different diseases and it is also used in the treatment of cancer.

Defensive Uses:

It is also used as an important ingredient in the defensive equipments of different countries. For example in rockets, ships use this energy which improve their efficiency.

Agriculture:

This energy is also helpful in agriculture field that’s why number of countries these days using it for the development of their agriculture sector and improving their yield per acre.

Production Sector:

These days’ different production sectors are using this energy as a raw material in their products or producing atomic base articles and so this energy is improving the production sector of an economy.

Q: Write down world Uranium producing Countries?

Canada:

Canada is leading in production of Uranium.

Australia:

Australia the second producing country of Uranium in the World.

Besides the above mentioned countries Uranium is also found in South Africa, France and other European countries in the world.


Write down the exporters and importers of Uranium?

Exporters:

Canada, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey

Importers:
Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, India, U.K

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