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Homework Help: Thorium Chemical Equations

  1. Dec 13, 2005 #1
    Anyone know where I could find a couple of chemical equations for Thorium. I need them for a project I am currently doing. I have not been able to find any.:uhh:
    Thank you.:smile:
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  3. Dec 15, 2005 #2


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    Do you know some compounds containing Thorium? That would be my first step.
    (hint: do a websearch using keywords Thorium compounds)
  4. Dec 15, 2005 #3


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    As Ouabache indicated, one needs to specify the form and/or process in order to know what equation.

    Is the interest in a chemical reaction, or thermophysical property?

    Thoria is used as a nuclear fue, but also as an finely dispersed oxide for strengthening or modifying certain alloys, e.g. thoriated tungsten electrodes for welding.
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