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Connection between life and radioactive nuclei is straightforward. No life without tectonic activity, without volcanic activity. And we know very well that geothermal energy is mostly produced by decay of uranium, thorium, and potassium.
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Meaning of "thorium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THORIUM

New Latin, from Thor + -ium.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THORIUM

thorium  [ˈθɔːrɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THORIUM

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Thorium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THORIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Thorium

Electronegativity 1.3 Ionization energies 1st: 587 kJ·mol−1 2nd: 1110 kJ·mol−1 3rd: 1930 kJ·mol−1 Atomic radius 179 pm Covalent radius 206±6 pm Miscellanea Crystal structure face-centered cubic Magnetic ordering paramagnetic Electrical resistivity 147 nΩ·m Thermal conductivity 54.0 W·m−1·K−1 Thermal expansion 11.0 µm·m−1·K−1 Speed of sound 2490 m·s−1 Young's modulus 79 GPa Shear modulus 31 GPa Bulk modulus 54 GPa Poisson ratio 0.27 Mohs hardness 3.0 Vickers hardness 350 MPa Brinell hardness 400 MPa CAS registry number 7440-29-1 History Discovery Jöns Jakob Berzelius Most stable isotopes Main article: Isotopes of thorium iso NA half-life DM DE DP 228Th trace 1.9116 y α 5.520 224Ra 229Th trace 7340 y α 5.168 225Ra 230Th trace 75380 y α 4.770 226Ra 231Th trace 25.5 h β− 0.39 231Pa 232Th 100% 1.405×1010 y α 4.083 228Ra 234Th trace 24.1 d β− 0.27 234Pa v t e · references Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive chemical element with the symbol Th and atomic number 90.

Definition of thorium in the English dictionary

The definition of thorium in the dictionary is a soft ductile silvery-white metallic element. It is radioactive and occurs in thorite and monazite: used in gas mantles, magnesium alloys, electronic equipment, and as a nuclear power source. Symbol: Th; atomic no: 90; atomic wt: 232.0381; half-life of most stable isotope, 232Th: 1.41 × 1010 years; valency: 4; relative density: 11.72; melting pt: 1755°C; boiling pt: 4788°C.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THORIUM


auditorium
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cafetorium
ˌkæfəˈtɔːrɪəm
castoreum
kɑːˈstɔːrɪəm
ciborium
sɪˈbɔːrɪəm
cladosporium
ˌklædəʊˈspɔːrɪəm
conservatorium
kənˌsɜːvəˈtɔːrɪəm
corium
ˈkɔːrɪəm
crematorium
ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm
emporium
ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm
eupatorium
ˌjuːpəˈtɔːrɪəm
mesothorium
ˌmɛsəʊˈθɔːrɪəm
moratorium
ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm
natatorium
ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm
praetorium
priːˈtɔːrɪəm
radiothorium
ˌraɪdɪəʊˈθɔːrɪəm
sanatorium
ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm
sanitorium
ˌsænɪˈtɔːrɪəm
scriptorium
skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm
sensorium
sɛnˈsɔːrɪəm
tentorium
tenˈtɔːrɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THORIUM

thoracoplasty
thoracoscope
thoracostomy
thoracotomies
thoracotomy
thorax
Thoreau
thoria
thorianite
thoric
thorite
thorium dioxide
thorium series
thorn
thorn apple
thorn bush
thorn moth
thornback
thornbill
thornbill warbler

WORDS THAT END LIKE THORIUM

anticlinorium
appressorium
aquarium
aspersorium
digitorium
exosporium
haustorium
inclinatorium
inhalatorium
livermorium
lubritorium
motorium
muscatorium
ostensorium
pastorium
succinctorium
sudatorium
suspensorium
synclinorium
triforium
vomitorium

Synonyms and antonyms of thorium in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «thorium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THORIUM

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Translator English - Spanish

torio
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thorium
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Translator English - Hindi

थोरियम
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Translator English - Arabic

الثوريوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тория
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tório
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Translator English - Bengali

তেজস্ক্রিয় ধাতু
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thorium
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Translator English - Malay

Thorium
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Translator English - German

Thorium
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Translator English - Japanese

トリウム
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Translator English - Korean

토륨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thorium
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chất hóa học
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Translator English - Tamil

தோரியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थोरियम
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Translator English - Turkish

toryum
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Translator English - Italian

torio
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Translator English - Polish

tor
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Translator English - Ukrainian

торію
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Translator English - Romanian

toriu
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Translator English - Greek

θορίου
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Translator English - Afrikaans

torium
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Translator English - Swedish

torium
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thorium
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thorium

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QUOTES WITH «THORIUM»

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Garik Israelian
Connection between life and radioactive nuclei is straightforward. No life without tectonic activity, without volcanic activity. And we know very well that geothermal energy is mostly produced by decay of uranium, thorium, and potassium.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THORIUM»

Discover the use of thorium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thorium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
In the first book mainstream book to tackle these issues, Superfuel is a story of rediscovery of a long lost technology that has the power to transform the world's future, and the story of the pacifists, who were sidelined in favour of ...
Richard Martin, 2012
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Thorium: Energy, Cheaper Than Than Coal
"This book presents a lucid explanation of the workings of thorium-based reactors. It is must reading for anyone interested in our energy future.
Robert Hargraves, 2012
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Trace Analysis of Uranium and Thorium
Contents: Introduction, Studies on the Solvent Extraction of Uranium (VI) with Dibenzoylmethane, Extraction - Spectrophotometric Studies on the U (VI) - DBM - 3, 5, di Br PADAP Mixed Ligand System, Results and Discussion of the Trace ...
T.A. Samuel Devraj, 1997
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Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium Deposits
Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium Deposits
R.W. Boyle, 2013
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Chemical Thermodynamics of Thorium
Federico J. Mompean, Jane Perrone, Myriam Illemassène. IX.3.1.1 Phase diagram ..................................................................................303 IX.3.1.2 Thorium monotelluride ThTe(cr).....................................................304 IX.3.1.3 Thorium monotelluride gas ...
Federico J. Mompean, Jane Perrone, Myriam Illemassène, 2008
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Bibliography and Index of Literature on Uranium and Thorium ...
SOIL, THORIUM-BEARING Connecticut See Thorium Occurrences—Soil, Thorium-bear— ing—Connecticut: 868, 933. THORIANITE MINERALOGY General Age Determinations Easton, Pennsylvania, specimens: 865 ; twa chemical analyses ...
Margaret Cooper, 1958
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Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design: Volume 58 - ...
Thorium is the 39th most abundant of the common elements (78) in the Earth°s crust at 7.2 parts per million. It is a soft, very ductile, silvery-white metal that emits radioactive alpha particles. Th:I: has a very long half-life of 1.389 X 10°" years.
John J. McKetta Jr, 1996
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Geology and Ore Deposits of the Bokan Mountain ...
ABSTRACT The Bokan Mountain uranium-thorium area includes about 71 square miles on the southern part of Prince of Wales Island and is largely underlain by plutonic rocks. Metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks, probably of Devonian ...
Edward Malcolm MacKevett, 1963
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Thorium investigations 1950-52, Wet Mountains, Colorado
ABSTRACT The Wet Mountains thorium district was examined in 1950 by the U. S. Geological Survey during recon- naissance4nvestigations for uranium made on the behalf of the Atomic Energy Commission. The size of this new district is not ...
Robert Adam Christman, 1953
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Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary
When administered by intravenous injection, thorium dioxide induced hemangioendotheliosarcomas or reticuloendo- theliosarcomas of the liver, spleen, and lung in rabbits. The same route of administration induced cholangiocellular ...
Barry Leonard, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THORIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thorium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Uranium and Thorium Global Market Review 2014/2015
Each country's market overview covers the following: uranium and thorium production in the country, major manufacturers, uranium and thorium consumption, ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
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Should Australia consider thorium nuclear power?
The call for thorium power is not without precedent worldwide. India has pursued thorium technology for decades. And China is revisiting a molten salt reactor ... «The Conversation AU, Mar 15»
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US civil nuclear deal is in India's 'best interests', says noted scientist …
"The country's nuclear programme is based on well thought out three-stage programme. The priority fuel available in the country for it is Thorium. First, we should ... «Daily News & Analysis, Feb 15»
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Investing in Thorium
Thorium already powers the Earth, so why not nuclear power plants? The radioactive element is safer, more abundant, and cheaper to extract and handle than ... «Wealth Daily, Sep 14»
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Kalapakkam nuclear power plant to be commissioned in 2015
India is one of the leading countries with well-advanced Thorium utilisation technologies, developed indigenously, and has the world's third largest (around 12 ... «Firstpost, Aug 14»
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Student Suspended for Brilliant Chemistry Joke in Her Yearbook
If you look on the periodic table, the elements Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus translate to [Ba][C][K] [Th][At] ... «Mashable, May 14»
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Thorium: the wonder fuel that wasn't
Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century,” reads the headline of an October 2013 story in an online trade publication. This fantastic ... «Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 14»
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Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPA
As WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported Thursday, the site was once home to a company that processed radioactive thorium. Environmental Protection Agency ... «CBS Local, May 14»
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Asgard's fire
India has abundant thorium reserves, and the country's nuclear-power programme, which is intended, eventually, to supply a quarter of the country's electricity ... «The Economist, Apr 14»
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Hans Blix explains the advantages of thorium energy
At the Thorium Energy Conference in October 2013 at CERN, Swedish diplomat and politician Hans Blix was invited to speak about "Thorium Nuclear Power ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Thorium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/thorium>. Aug 2019 ».
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