Facts about Neodymium
Facts about Neodymium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Neodymium
A bright, silvery rare-earth metal element, found in monazite and bastnaesite and used for coloring glass and for doping some glass lasers.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Neodymium
What are the origins of the word Neodymium ?
The name originates from the Greek words neos meaning new and 'didymos' meaning twin.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Neodymium
Neodymium 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 Neodymium
Neodymium was discovered by Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach in Vienna, Austria in 1885.
Occurrence of the element Neodymium in the Atmosphere
Never found in nature as the free element
Found in monazite and bastnaesite
Also found in Misch metal
Common Uses of Neodymium
Infra-red radiation filtering
The Properties of the Element Neodymium
Name of Element : Neodymium
Atomic Number: 60
Atomic Mass: 144.24 amu
Melting Point: 1010.0 °C - 1283.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3127.0 °C - 3400.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 60
Number of Neutrons: 84
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.007 g/cm3
Color of Neodymium : silvery
The element Neodymium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Neodymium 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 Neodymium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Neodymium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Neodymium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Neodymium - 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 Neodymium 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. Neodymium was discovered by Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach in Vienna, Austria in 1885. 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 Neodymium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Neodymium
Information Facts about the Neodymium Element