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POLONIUM, Po

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 “poe,” rhymes with “toe”

Though Po was wrung from pitchblende ore through dogged Curie-osity,

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Polonium is a soft, radioactive, silvery-gray metalloid discovered in Paris in 1898 by Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867–1934) and her husband Pierre Curie (1859–1906). Marie wondered why the uranium oxide ore pitchblende emitted four times more ...

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