Facts about Gadolinium
Facts about Gadolinium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Gadolinium
The Element Gadolinium is defined as...
A silvery-white, malleable, ductile, metallic rare-earth element obtained from monazite and bastnaesite and used in improving high-temperature characteristics of iron, chromium, and related alloys. The most common uses of Gadolinium are in Gadolinium yttrium garnets, Phosphors for colour TV tubes, Compact discs and Computer memory.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Gadolinium
What are the origins of the word Gadolinium ?
Gadolinium is named after the Finnish chemist and geologist Johan Gadolin
Facts about the Classification of the Element Gadolinium
Gadolinium 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 Gadolinium
Gadolinium was discovered by Jean de Marignac in France in 1880.
Occurrence of the element Gadolinium in the Atmosphere
Gadolinium has the highest thermal neutron capture cross-section of any known element. It's Never found in nature as the free element. It is contained in many minerals such as monazite, gadolinite, and bastnasite.
Common Uses of Gadolinium
Electric light bulbs
The Properties of the Element Gadolinium
Name of Element : Gadolinium
Atomic Number: 64
Atomic Mass: 157.25 amu
Melting Point: 1311.0 °C - 1584.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3233.0 °C - 3506.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 64
Number of Neutrons: 93
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.895 g/cm3
The element Gadolinium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Gadolinium 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 Gadolinium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Gadolinium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Gadolinium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Gadolinium - 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 Gadolinium 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. Gadolinium was discovered by Jean de Marignac in France in 1880. 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 Gadolinium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Gadolinium
Information Facts about the Gadolinium Element