Facts about Samarium
Facts about Samarium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Samarium
The Element Samarium is defined as...
A silvery or pale gray metallic rare-earth element found in monazite and bastnaesite and used as a dopant for laser materials, in infrared absorbing glass, and as a neutron absorber in certain nuclear reactors.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Samarium
What are the origins of the word Samarium ?
It was named after a Russian mine official called Colonel Samarski.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Samarium
Samarium 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 Samarium
Samarium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in Switzerland in 1853. It was isolated in France in 1879 by the French chemist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran.
Occurrence of the element Samarium in the Atmosphere
Found in monazite and bastnaesite
Common Uses of Samarium
Neutron absorber in nuclear reactors
The Properties of the Element Samarium
Name of Element : Samarium
Atomic Number: 62
Atomic Mass: 150.36 amu
Melting Point: 1072.0 °C - 1345.15 °K
Boiling Point: 1900.0 °C - 2173.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 62
Number of Neutrons: 88
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 7.54 g/cm3
The element Samarium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Samarium 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 Samarium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Samarium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Samarium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - 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 Samarium 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. Samarium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in Switzerland in 1853. It was isolated in France in 1879 by the French chemist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran. 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 Samarium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Samarium
Information Facts about the Samarium Element