Facts about Tellurium
Facts about Tellurium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Tellurium
The Element Tellurium is defined as...
A brittle, silvery-white metallic element usually found in combination with gold and other metals, produced commercially as a byproduct of the electrolytic refining of copper and used to alloy stainless steel and lead, in ceramics, and, in the form of bismuth telluride, in thermoelectric devices.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Tellurium
What are the origins of the word Tellurium ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'tellus' meaning Earth.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Tellurium
Tellurium is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Tellurium
Tellurium was discovered by Franz-Joseph Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 in Romania. It was isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798.
Occurrence of the element Tellurium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from a by-product of refining of lead and copper
Principal source of tellurium is from anode msds
Common Uses of Tellurium
Coloring of glass
Msds tellurium dioxide
The Properties of the Element Tellurium
Name of Element : Tellurium
Symbol of Element : Te
Atomic Number of Tellurium : 52
Atomic Mass: 127.6 amu
Melting Point: 449.5 °C - 722.65 °K
Boiling Point: 989.8 °C - 1262.95 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Tellurium : 52
Number of Neutrons in Tellurium : 76
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 6.24 g/cm3
Color of Tellurium : silvery-white
The element Tellurium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Tellurium 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 Tellurium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Tellurium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Tellurium 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 Tellurium 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. Tellurium was discovered by Franz-Joseph Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 in Romania. It was isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798. 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 Tellurium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Tellurium
Information Facts about the Tellurium Element