Periodic Table of the Elements: Erbium

Name: Erbium
Symbol: Er
Atomic Number: 68
Atomic Mass: 167.26
Atomic Volume: 18.46 cc/mol
Discovered By: First isolated in 1934 by Klemm and Bommer
Discovery Date: 1934
Origin of Name: Erbium - Ytterby, a village in Sweden. Four elements are named for Ytterby: Yttrium, Ytterbium, Terbium, and Erbium
Toxicity: ???
Summary: A rare earth lanthanide. Used as a pink colorant for glass and porcelein glazes.


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LiBeBCNOFNe
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CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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