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francium (Fr)




A radioactive alkali metal, resembling cesium, which has been obtained only in tracer quantities. Its most stable isotope, 223Fr, has a half-life of 21 minutes.


atomic number 87
relative atomic mass 223.02
relative density 2.5
melting point 27°C (81°F)
boiling point 677°C (1,251°F)


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