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Facts about the Definition of the Element Beryllium
The Element Beryllium is defined as...
A high-melting, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, rigid, steel-gray metallic element used as an aerospace structural material, as a moderator and reflector in nuclear reactors, and in a copper alloy used for springs, electrical contacts, and non-sparking tools.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Beryllium
What are the origins of the word Beryllium ?
The name originates from the Greek word beryllos meaning beryl.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Beryllium
Beryllium is classified as an "Alkaline Earth Metals" which are located in Group 2 elements of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as an Alkaline Earth Metals are found in the Earth’s crust, but not in the elemental form as they are so reactive. Instead, they are widely distributed in rock structures.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Beryllium
Beryllium was discovered in France by Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin in beryl and in emeralds in 1798 and was isolated as the metal independently by Friedrich Wöhler and A.A. Bussy in 1828.
 

Occurrence of the element Beryllium in the Atmosphere
The atmosphere contains only 0.94% volume of argon (1.29% mass)
 

Common Uses of Beryllium
Electric light bulbs
Fluorescent tubes
 

The Properties of the Element Beryllium

Name of Element : Beryllium
Symbol of Beryllium Element : Ar
Atomic Number of the element Beryllium : 18
Atomic Mass of Beryllium : 39.948 amu
Beryllium Melting Point: -189.3 °C - 83.85 °K
Beryllium Boiling Point: -186.0 °C - 87.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Beryllium : 18
Number of Neutrons in Argon : 22
Crystal Structure of Beryllium Element : Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 1.784 g/cm3
Color of Argon : Colorless


The element Beryllium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Beryllium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Beryllium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Beryllium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Beryllium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Beryllium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Beryllium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Beryllium was discovered in France by Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin in beryl and in emeralds in 1798 and was isolated as the metal independently by Friedrich Wöhler and A.A. Bussy in 1828. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Beryllium is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Beryllium
 

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