# What is the natural state of plutonium?

1. Sep 26, 2004

### billnyethescienceguy

i suck at science
can n e 1 help?
what is the natual state of plutonium?

2. Sep 26, 2004

### The Bob

This didn't make me want to help for a start. You are asking a question. Not making us feel sorry for you. I was told of for doing it, so are you.

Plutonium is a transuranic element. It existing in small traces in natural with Uranium Ores. Most of it is manufactured in nuclear reactors by beta-particle decay from Uranium-239.

I assume the natural state you mention is that it is found naturally as an unstable radioactive element with Uranium Ores. Larger quantities are found in nuclear reactors after beta-particle decay, which leaves Plutonium in its element form, I believe.

Most likely I am wrong but I hope what you want is in here.

The Bob (2004 ©)