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Facts about the Definition of the Element Praseodymium
The Element Praseodymium is defined as...
A soft, silvery, malleable, ductile rare-earth element that develops a characteristic green tarnish in air. It occurs naturally with other rare earths in monazite and is used to color glass and ceramics yellow, as a core material for carbon arcs, and in metallic alloys.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Praseodymium
What are the origins of the word Praseodymium ?
The name originates from the Greek words 'prasios' meaning green and 'didymos' meaning twin.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Praseodymium
Praseodymium 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 Praseodymium
Praseodymium was discovered by the Austrian chemist Baron Aver von Welsbach in 1885
 

Occurrence of the element Praseodymium in the Atmosphere
Found in the rare earth minerals monazite and bastnasite
 

Common Uses of Praseodymium
Aircraft engines
Glass
Ceramics
Arc lights
Studio lighting
 

The Properties of the Element Praseodymium

Name of Element : Praseodymium
Symbol of Element : Pr
Atomic Number of Praseodymium : 59
Atomic Mass: 140.90765 amu
Melting Point: 935.0 C - 1208.15 K
Boiling Point: 3127.0 C - 3400.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Praseodymium : 59
Number of Neutrons in Praseodymium : 82
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 6.77 g/cm3
Color of Praseodymium : silvery


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

Facts and Info about the element Praseodymium - 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 Praseodymium 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. Praseodymium was discovered by the Austrian chemist Baron Aver von Welsbach in 1885. 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 Praseodymium is just one element that can be found.
 

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