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Facts about the Definition of the Element Dysprosium
The Element Dysprosium is defined as...
A soft, silvery rare-earth element used in nuclear research. The most common uses of Dysprosium are in Nuclear research / reactors.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Dysprosium
What are the origins of the word Dysprosium ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'dysprositos' meaning hard to get at.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Dysprosium
Dysprosium 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 Dysprosium
Dysprosium was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in France in 1886.
 

Occurrence of the element Dysprosium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from erbium & holmium
 

Common Uses of Dysprosium
Nuclear research / reactors
 

The Properties of the Element Dysprosium

Name of Element : Dysprosium
Symbol of Element : Dy
Atomic Number: 66
Atomic Mass: 162.5 amu
Melting Point: 1412.0 C - 1685.15 K
Boiling Point: 2562.0 C - 2835.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 66
Number of Neutrons: 97
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 8.536 g/cm3
Color: Unknown


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

Facts and Info about the element Dysprosium - 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 Dysprosium 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. Dysprosium was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in France in 1886. 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 Dysprosium is just one element that can be found.
 

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