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Atomic symbol - Am
Atomic weight - (243.0614)
Atomic number - 95
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-25-8-2
Oxidation states - +3, +4, +5, +6
State of matter - synthetic
Heavy metal-ductile
Discovered in 1944 by Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, Leon O. Morgan, and
                      Albert Ghiorso
Boils at unknown, melts at above 850 .C

Americium is a radioactive element that has a silvery white color that sullies
in air. It has been used in fluid-density gauges, aircraft fuel gauges, and
distance sensing devices.

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