Facts about Scandium
Facts about Scandium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Scandium
The Element Scandium is defined as...
A silvery-white metallic element found in various rare minerals and separated as a by-product in the processing of certain uranium ores. An artificially produced radioactive isotope is used as a tracer in studies of oil wells and pipelines.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Scandium
What are the origins of the word Scandium ?
Originates from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia".
Facts about the Classification of the Element Scandium
Scandium 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 Scandium
Scandium was discovered by Lars Nilson in 1879. Per Teodor Cleve discovered scandium oxide at about the same time as Nilson. In 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev, using his periodic law, predicted its existence and some properties of this element, which he called ekaboron.
Occurrence of the element Scandium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from minerals thortveitile and wiikite in Scandinavia and Malagasy
23rd most abundant element in the sun
50th most abundant element on Earth
Common Uses of Scandium
Used as a tracer in studies of oil wells and pipelines
The Properties of the Element Scandium
Name of Element : Scandium
Symbol of Element : Sc
Atomic Number of Scandium : 21
Atomic Mass: 44.95591 amu
Melting Point: 1539.0 °C - 1812.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2832.0 °C - 3105.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Scandium : 21
Number of Neutrons in Scandium : 24
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 2.989 g/cm3
Color of Scandium : silvery-white
The element Scandium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Scandium 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 Scandium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Scandium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Scandium 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 Scandium 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. Scandium was discovered by Lars Nilson in 1879. Per Teodor Cleve discovered scandium oxide at about the same time as Nilson. 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 Scandium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Scandium
Information Facts about the Scandium Element