Periodic Table of the Elements: Yttrium

Name: Yttrium
Symbol: Y
Atomic Number: 39
Atomic Mass: 88.905
Atomic Volume: 19.88 cc/mol
Discovered By: Gadolin
Discovery Date: 1794
Origin of Name: Yttrium - Ytterby, a village in Sweden. Four elements are named for Ytterby: Yttrium, Ytterbium, Terbium, and Erbium
Toxicity: See lanthanoids.
Summary: A rare earth metal. Yttrium is used in making lasers.


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