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Yellow cake (ammonium diuranate) is obtained by adding ammonium hydroxide to an uranyl nitrate solution. After this ammonium diuranate is dried, calcined and reduced with hydrogen to obtain uranium dioxide powder.

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Yellow cake is ammonium diuranate - (NH4)2U2O7.
Yellow cake is an intermediate in the preparation of uranium metal, uranium tetrafluoride and uranium dioxide. It was known from the XIXth century but become important during WWII and Manhattan Project.

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Yellow cake (ammonium diuranate) may be pure or impure. Any substance and also any uranium compound can be obtained impure or in different grades of purity, as necessary and technically possible.

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The preparation of pure uranium metal (or other compounds) from ores is a long and expensive work.

Chemical engineering processes and other processes are of course involved: radiometric sorting, grinding, dissolving, filtration, separation with ion exchangers, separation by solvent extraction, precipitation, calcination, etc.

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The yellowcake is the ammonim diuranate with the formula (NH4)2U2O7 !

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The chemical formula of the so-called yellow cake(ammonium diuranate) is (NH4)2U2O7. This compound has an yellow colour.

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Yellow cake is an old name for ammonium diuranate, with the chemical formula (NH4)2U2O7.

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Which element is known as yellow cake?

I recall uranium as being called yellow cake as yellow cake uranium


What is the chemical formula of uranium yellow cake?

The chemical formula of so-called yellow cake (ammonium diuranate) is (NH4)2U2O7.


What is a yellow cake?

A yellow cake is a figurative term for uranium ore.


What is the common name for uranium concentrate?

You think probable to "yellow cake".Yellow cake is uranium diuranate - (NH4)2U2O7.


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The yellow cake [ammonium diuranate - (NH4)2U2O7] is of course.... yellow.


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For cake as in fruit cake or sponge cake no. For cake as used in the uranium processing industry yellow cake is a mixture containing principally U3O8


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The simple exposure to natural uranium is not so dangerous because the gamma radiation emitted is not so energetic and also it is auto-absorbed in the uranium material. The danger is to inhale or to ingest uranium compounds.


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Which element is likely to be contained in a substance with a brilliant yellow color?

A common substance that will have a yellow color is the element sulfur (S). Another substance of similar brilliant color is yellow cake uranium (Ur).


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It is pretty much a plain cake mix that doesn't contain an extra flavor. It is called yellow not plain because there are two types of plain, white and yellow. The difference is that white uses only egg white while yellow uses the yolks. There is also a slight difference in the type of flour used. Also a white cake taste a lot better & is loved more than a yellow cake but both of them are very good. --------------------------------------------------- If you were baking from scratch the yellow colour would come from whole eggs or extra egg yolks, and butter. A white cake would use shortening instead of butter and maybe only egg whites.