Facts about Erbium
Facts about Erbium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Erbium
The Element Erbium is defined as...
A soft, malleable, silvery rare-earth element, used in metallurgy and nuclear research and to color glass and porcelain. The most common uses of Erbium are in metallurgy, Nuclear research, Color glass, Color porcelain and Photographic filters.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Erbium
What are the origins of the word Erbium ?
Carl Gustaf Mosander was able to separate gadolinite into three materials, which he named yttria, erbia and terbia.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Erbium
Erbium 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 Erbium
Erbium was discovered by Carl Mosander in Sweden in 1843
Occurrence of the element Erbium in the Atmosphere
Found in monazite sand ores
Common Uses of Erbium
Used in metallurgy
The Properties of the Element Erbium
Name of Element : Erbium
Symbol of Element : Er
Atomic Number: 68
Atomic Mass: 167.26 amu
Melting Point: 1522.0 °C - 1795.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2510.0 °C - 2783.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 68
Number of Neutrons: 99
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 8.795 g/cm3
The element Erbium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Erbium 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 Erbium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Erbium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Erbium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Erbium - 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 Erbium 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. 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 Erbium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Erbium
Information Facts about the Erbium Element