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Name: Americium
Symbol: Am
Atomic number: 95
Atomic weight:243
Standard state:solid at 298
Group in periodic table:
Group name: Actinoid
Period in periodic table:7 (actinoid)
Color: silvery white
Classification: Metallic

1. Americium is a radioactive rare earth metal.
2.Americium is a component of the smoke detector.
3.The look of freshly prepared americium metal is whiter and more silvery than plutonium or neptunium.
4.This element will break on contact.
5.It is named after America.