Facts about Lutetium
Facts about Lutetium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Lutetium
The Element Lutetium is defined as...
A silvery-white rare-earth element that is exceptionally difficult to separate from the other rare-earth elements, used in nuclear technology.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Lutetium
What are the origins of the word Lutetium ?
The name originates from the Latin word Lutetia meaning Paris.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Lutetium
Lutetium 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 Lutetium
Lutetium was discovered by by French scientist Georges Urbain and Austrian mineralogist Baron Carol Auer von Welsbach in 1907
Occurrence of the element Lutetium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from gadolinite & xenotime
Common Uses of Lutetium
No known uses
The Properties of the Element Lutetium
Name of Element : Lutetium
Symbol of Element : Lu
Atomic Number: 71
Atomic Mass: 174.967 amu
Melting Point: 1656.0 °C - 1929.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3315.0 °C - 3588.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 71
Number of Neutrons: 104
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 9.85 g/cm3
The element Lutetium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Lutetium 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 Lutetium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Lutetium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Lutetium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Lutetium - 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 Lutetium 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. Lutetium was discovered by by French scientist Georges Urbain and Austrian mineralogist Baron Carol Auer von Welsbach in 1907. 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 Lutetium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Lutetium
Information Facts about the Lutetium Element