Uranium belongs to the family of Actinides or Actinoids. It has a standard atomic weight of 238.02891. It was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaprot. It was first isolated by Eugene-Melchior Peligot.
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Uranium is in the actinoid family and is also known as a rare Earth element. Uranium is known to be highly radioactive. In today's society, it is commonly used as a power source in nuclear power plants.