Uranium oxide

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Yellowcake, a mixture of uranium oxides.

Uranium oxide is an oxide of the element uranium.

The metal uranium forms several oxides:

Uranium dioxide is oxidized in contact with oxygen to form triuranium octoxide.

3 UO2 + O2 → U3O8; at 700 °C (970 K)

Preparation 38[edit]

During World War II, "Preparation 38" was the codename for uranium oxide used by German scientists.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Per F. Dahl, Heavy water and the wartime race for nuclear energy (Institute of Physics Publishing, London 1999), p. 135
  2. ^ Uranium Oxide International Bio-Analytical Industries, Inc.