Periodic Table of the Elements: Cerium

Name: Cerium
Symbol: Ce
Atomic Number: 58
Atomic Mass: 140.12
Atomic Volume: 17.02 cc/mol
Discovered By: Klaproth and by Berzelius and Hisinger
Discovery Date: 1803
Origin of Name: Cerium - named for the asteroid Ceres, which was discovered about the same time
Toxicity: ???
Summary: Not found free in Nature. The most abundant rare earth element. Cerium is oxidized by water.


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