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Atomic symbol - Cm
Atomic weight - (247.0703)
Atomic number - 96
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-25-9-2
Oxidation states - +3
State of matter - synthetic
Heavy metal-ductile
Discovered in 1944 by Glenn T. Seaborg, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso
Boils at unknown, melts at approx. 1340 .C

Curium is a radioactive element that has a silvery color. Isotopes 242 and 244
are suited for use in space because they can be used as compact, long-lived
sources of electricity from the conversion of heat from radioactive decay by
thermoelectric and thermoionic devices.

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