Radioactive compound

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is there exists radioactive compound, such as uranium compound with some other elements? does the bonding of atoms into molecules make radioactive decay more difficult? causing "screening" effect for example?

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Radioactivity is wholly a property of the nucleus and is independent of the compound in which the radionuclide is present. The rate of nuclear decay (transformation) is the same regardless of the compound.

See - http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/U/key.html - which has a list of U compounds to the right and down.

The independence of nuclear decay from chemical compound form applies to all elements.
 
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thanks a lot.
 

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