Facts about Terbium
Facts about Terbium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Terbium
The Element Terbium is defined as...
A soft, silvery-gray metallic rare-earth element, used in x-ray and color television tubes.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Terbium
What are the origins of the word Terbium ?
The name originates from the work of Carl Gustaf Mosander. Carl Gustaf Mosander was able to separate gadolinite into three materials, which he named yttria, erbia and terbia - a combination of these names results in Terbium.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Terbium
Terbium 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 Terbium
Terbium was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in Sweden in 1843.
Occurrence of the element Terbium in the Atmosphere
Contained in many minerals, including cerite, gadolinite, monazite
Common Uses of Terbium
Used to dope Calcium fluoride, calcium tungstate and Strontium molybdate
Used in alloys
Color TV tubes
The Properties of the Element Terbium
Name of Element : Terbium
Symbol of Element: Tb
Atomic Number: 65
Atomic Mass: 158.92534 amu
Melting Point: 1360.0 °C - 1633.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3041.0 °C - 3314.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 65
Number of Neutrons: 94
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 8.27 g/cm3
The element Terbium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Terbium 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 Terbium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Terbium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Terbium 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 Terbium 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. Terbium was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in Sweden in 1843. 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 Terbium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Terbium
Information Facts about the Terbium Element