Periodic Table of the Elements: Scandium

Name: Scandium
Symbol: Sc
Atomic Number: 21
Atomic Mass: 44.956
Atomic Volume: 15.06 cc/mol
Discovered By: Predicted by Mendeleev on the basis of his Periodic Table and called "Ekaboron". Isolated by Nilson in 1876.
Discovery Date: 1876
Origin of Name: Scandium - (Latin) Scandia (Scandinavia)
Toxicity: Character of toxicity not established.
Summary: A rare earth metal. Responsible for the blue color in aquamarine.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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