Plutonium

Chemical reactions




Reaction of plutonium with acids


Plutonium is dissolved by hydrochloric, hydroiodic, and perchlor acid [3]

2 Pu(s) + 6 H+(aq) 2 Pu3+(aq) + 3 H2(g)


Reaction of plutonium with air


In air, plutonium is covered by a thin layer of plutonium oxide.

Pu(s) + O2(g) PuO2(s)