Facts about Cerium

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Cerium
The Element Cerium is defined as...
A lustrous, iron-gray, malleable metallic rare-earth element that occurs chiefly in the minerals monazite and bastnaesite, exists in four allotropic states, is a constituent of lighter flint alloys, and is used in various metallurgical and nuclear applications. The most common uses of Cerium are in Making aluminium alloys, Cigarette lighters, Incandescent gas mantles, Petroleum refining and Arc lighting.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Cerium
What are the origins of the word Cerium ?
The name originates from the asteroid Ceres after which it was named.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Cerium
Cerium classified as an element in the Lanthanide series as one of the "Rare Earth Elements" which can located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods. The Rare Earth Elements are divided into the Lanthanide and Actinide series. The elements in the Lanthanide series closely resemble lanthanum, and one another, in their chemical and physical properties. Their compounds are used as catalysts in the production of petroleum and synthetic products.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Cerium
Cerium was discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius and Wilhelm von Hisinger in Sweden in 1803.
 

Occurrence of the element Cerium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from monazite and bastnaesite
 

Common Uses of Cerium
Making aluminium alloys
Cigarette lighters
Incandescent gas mantles
Petroleum refining
Arc lighting
 

The Properties of the Element Cerium

Name of Element : Cerium
Symbol of Element : Ce
Atomic Number of Cerium : 58
Atomic Mass: 140.116 amu
Melting Point: 795.0 C - 1068.15 K
Boiling Point: 3257.0 C - 3530.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Cerium : 58
Number of Neutrons in Cerium : 82
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 6.773 g/cm3
Color of Cerium : gray


The element Cerium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Cerium 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 Cerium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Cerium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Cerium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Cerium - 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 Cerium 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. Cerium was discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius and Wilhelm von Hisinger in Sweden in 1803. 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 Cerium is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Cerium
 

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