Facts about Ytterbium
Facts about Ytterbium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Ytterbium
The Element Ytterbium is defined as...
A soft, bright, silvery rare-earth element occurring in two allotropic forms and used as an x-ray source for portable irradiation devices, in some laser materials, and in some special alloys.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Ytterbium
What are the origins of the word Ytterbium ?
The name originates from Ytterby, a town in Sweden.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Ytterbium
Ytterbium 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 Ytterbium
Ytterbium was discovered by Jena de Marignac in 1878.
Occurrence of the element Ytterbium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from yttria, monazite, gadolinite & xenotime
Common Uses of Ytterbium
Radiation source - portable X-ray machine
The Properties of the Element Ytterbium
Name of Element : Ytterbium
Symbol of Element : Yb
Atomic Number: 70
Atomic Mass: 173.04 amu
Melting Point: 824.0 °C - 1097.15 °K
Boiling Point: 1466.0 °C - 1739.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 70
Number of Neutrons: 103
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 6.98 g/cm3
The element Ytterbium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Ytterbium 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 Ytterbium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Ytterbium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Ytterbium 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 Ytterbium 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. Ytterbium was discovered by Jena de Marignac in 1878. 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 Ytterbium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Ytterbium
Information Facts about the Ytterbium Element