Facts about Yttrium

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Yttrium
The Element Yttrium is defined as...
A silvery metallic element, not a rare earth but occurring in nearly all rare-earth minerals, used in various metallurgical applications, notably to increase the strength of magnesium and aluminium alloys.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Yttrium
What are the origins of the word Yttrium ?
The name originated from Ytterby, a Swedish village near Vaxholm.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Yttrium
Yttrium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Yttrium
Yttrium was discovered by Johan Gadolin in 1794 and isolated by Friedrich Wohler in 1828. Yttria is the oxide of yttrium and was discovered by Johan Gadolin in 1794.
 

Occurrence of the element Yttrium in the Atmosphere
Found in almost all rare earth minerals
Obtained from monazite, xenotime and yettriac
Found in uranium ores
 

Common Uses of Yttrium
Used to make europium and europium phosphors that give the red color in color television picture tubes
Color TV's
Radars
Microwave filters.
 

The Properties of the Element Yttrium

Name of Element : Yttrium
Symbol of Element : Y
Atomic Number of Yttrium : 39
Atomic Mass: 88.90585 amu
Melting Point: 1523.0 C - 1796.15 K
Boiling Point: 3337.0 C - 3610.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Yttrium : 39
Number of Neutrons in Yttrium : 50
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 0.53 g/cm3
Color of Yttrium : silvery


The element Yttrium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Yttrium 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 Yttrium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Yttrium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Yttrium 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 Yttrium 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. Yttrium was discovered by Johan Gadolin in 1794 and isolated by Friedrich Wohler in 1828. Yttria is the oxide of yttrium and was discovered by Johan Gadolin in 1794. 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 Yttrium is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Yttrium
 

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