NEPTÚNIO

Introdução

Número atômico: 93
Grupo: Nenhum
Peso atômico: 237
Período: 7
Número CAS: 7439-99-8

Classificação

Calcogênio
halogênio
Gás nobre
Lantanóides
Actinóide
Terra-rara
Platinum Metal Group
Transuranium
Não Isótopos Estáveis
Sólido
Líquido
Gás
Sólido (previsto)

Descrição • Usos / Função

Neptuniumwas the first synthetic transuranium element of the actinide series discovered; the isotope neptunium-239 was produced by McMillan and Abelson in 1940 atBerkeley, California, as the result of bombarding uranium with cyclotron-produced neutrons. The isotope neptunium-237 (half-life of 2.14 X 10^6 years) iscurrently obtained in gram quantities as a by-product from nuclear reactors in the production of plutonium. Twenty isotopes and isomers of neptuniumare now recognized. Trace quantities of the element are actually found in nature due to transmutation reactions in uranium ores produced by the neutronswhich are present. Neptunium is prepared by the reduction of Npf3 with barium or lithium vapor at about 1200°C. Neptunium metal has a silveryappearance, is chemically reactive, and exists in at least three structural modifications: a-neptunium, orthorhombic, density 20.25 g/cm^3, beta-neptunium(above 280°C), tetragonal, density (313°C) 19.36 g/cm^3; g-neptunium (above 577°C), cubic, density (600°C) 18.0 g/cm^3. Neptunium has four ionicoxidation states in solution: Np+3 (pale purple), analogous to the rare earth ion Pm+3, Np+4 (yellow green); NpO+ (green blue); and NpO++ (pale pink).These latter oxygenated species are in contrast to the rare earths which exhibit only simple ions of the (II), (III), and (IV) oxidation states in aqueoussolution. The element forms tri- and tetrahalides such as Npf3, Npf4, NpCl4, NpBr3, NpI3, and oxides of various compositions such as are found inthe uranium-oxygen system, including Np3O8 and NpO2. Fifteen isotopes of neptunium are now recognized. The O.R.N.L. has neptunium-237 available for saleto its licensees and for export. This isotope can be used as a component in neutron detection instruments. It is offered at a price of $660/g plus packingcosts. 1

Propriedades físicas

Ponto de fusão:2*  644 °C = 917.15 K = 1191.2 °F
Ponto de ebulição:2
Ponto de sublimação:2 
Ponto Triplo:2 
Ponto crítico:2 
Densidade:3  20.2 g/cm3

* - at 1 atm

Configuração Electron

Configuração Electron:  *[Rn] 7s2 5f5
Quadra: f
Mais alto nível de energia Ocupado: 7
Elétrons de valência: 2

Números quânticos:

n = 5
ℓ = 3
m = 1
ms = +½

Colagem

Eletronegatividade (escala Pauling):4 1.3
Electropositivity (escala Pauling): 2.7

potencial de ionização   eV 5  kJ/mol  
potencial de ionização   eV 5  kJ/mol  
potencial de ionização   eV 5  kJ/mol  
1 6.2657    604.5

isótopos

nuclide Massa 6 Meia vida 6 spin nuclear 6 Energia de ligação
225Np 225.03391(8) 3# ms [>2 μs] 9/2-# 1,715.34 MeV
226Np 226.03515(10)# 35(10) ms 1,723.41 MeV
227Np 227.03496(8) 510(60) ms 5/2-# 1,731.48 MeV
228Np 228.03618(21)# 61.4(14) s 1,739.55 MeV
229Np 229.03626(9) 4.0(2) min 5/2+# 1,747.63 MeV
230Np 230.03783(6) 4.6(3) min 1,755.70 MeV
231Np 231.03825(5) 48.8(2) min (5/2)(+#) 1,763.77 MeV
232Np 232.04011(11)# 14.7(3) min (4+) 1,762.52 MeV
233Np 233.04074(5) 36.2(1) min (5/2+) 1,770.60 MeV
234Np 234.042895(9) 4.4(1) d (0+) 1,778.67 MeV
235Np 235.0440633(21) 396.1(12) d 5/2+ 1,786.74 MeV
236Np 236.04657(5) 154(6)E+3 a (6-) 1,794.81 MeV
237Np 237.0481734(20) 2.144(7)E+6 a 5/2+ 1,802.88 MeV
238Np 238.0509464(20) 2.117(2) d 2+ 1,801.64 MeV
239Np 239.0529390(22) 2.356(3) d 5/2+ 1,809.71 MeV
240Np 240.056162(16) 61.9(2) min (5+) 1,817.78 MeV
241Np 241.05825(8) 13.9(2) min (5/2+) 1,825.85 MeV
242Np 242.06164(21) 2.2(2) min (1+) 1,824.61 MeV
243Np 243.06428(3)# 1.85(15) min (5/2-) 1,832.68 MeV
244Np 244.06785(32)# 2.29(16) min (7-) 1,840.75 MeV
Os valores marcados # não são puramente derivado a partir de dados experimentais, mas, pelo menos, parcialmente a partir de tendências sistemáticas. Gira com argumentos de atribuição fracos estão entre parênteses. 6

Abundância

compostos

Informação de Segurança


Material Safety Data Sheet - ACI Alloys, Inc.

Para maiores informações

Links externos:

Fontes

(1) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; p 4:20.
(2) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; p 4:132.
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(4) - Dean, John A. Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, 11th ed.; McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York, NY, 1973; p 4:8-4:149.
(5) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; p 10:178 - 10:180.
(6) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; pp 6:193, 12:219-220.
(7) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; pp 6:123-6:137.
(8) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; pp 6:107-6:122.
(9) - Atomic Mass Data Center. http://amdc.in2p3.fr/web/nubase_en.html (accessed July 14, 2009).