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Discovery of Uranium
Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, who isolated an oxide of uranium while analyzing pitchblende samples from the Joachimsal silver mines in the former Kingdom of Bohemia located in the present day Czech Republic.
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U3O8
U-235
U-238
UF4
UF6
UO2
UO2F2
uranium
uranium dioxide (UO2)
uranium hexafluoride (UF6)
uranium metal
uranium tetrafluoride (UF4)
uranyl fluoride (UO2F2)
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