Periodic Table of the Elements: Beryllium

Name: Beryllium
Symbol: Be
Atomic Number: 4
Atomic Mass: 9.0122
Atomic Volume: 4.89 cc/mol
Discovered By: Wöhler and Bussy
Discovery Date: 1828
Origin of Name: Beryllium - (Greek) berryllos (beryl), also called Glucinium or Glucinum (Greek) glykys (sweet)
Toxicity: Highly toxic, especially in finely dispersed form. Soluble compounds are highly toxic. Beryllium oxide is very toxic. Produces a chronic disease - berylliosis.
Summary: Extremely toxic metal. Emerald and Aquamarine are precious forms of beryllium.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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