Periodic Table of the Elements: Tellurium

Name: Tellurium
Symbol: Te
Atomic Number: 52
Atomic Mass: 127.60
Atomic Volume: 20.02 cc/mol
Discovered By: Discovered by Müller von Reichenstein in 1782, isolated and named by Klaproth in 1798
Discovery Date: 1782
Origin of Name: Tellurium - (Latin) tellus (earth)
Toxicity: Hardly toxic. Compounds are toxic, but less than selenium compounds.
Summary: Sometimes found native, but usually as the telluride of gold. Tellurium is used in the semiconductor industry. The town of Telluride, Colorado was once a source of tellurium.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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