Periodic Table of the Elements: Neodymium

Name: Neodymium
Symbol: Nd
Atomic Number: 60
Atomic Mass: 144.24
Atomic Volume: 20.58 cc/mol
Discovered By: First isolated (along with praseodymium) by von Welsbach in 1885
Discovery Date: 1885
Origin of Name: Neodymium - (Greek) neos (new) and didymos (twin)
Toxicity: ???
Summary: A rare earth lanthanide. Used in lighter flints, and in laser rods. Oxidizes in air.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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