ARTICLES

Cerium is a gray metal used in making many different alloys and specialty glass and it is the 26th most common element found in the Earth's crust. Cerium is the most abundant rare Earth metal; it is abbreviated as Ce and...

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The elements in the periodic table are substances that are made of only one atom. Scientists have given the elements in the table names for different reasons. Some names come from Latin or Greek, while others are named a...

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As of June 2014, the nine elements named after celestial bodies are Mercury, Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Cerium, Palladium, Tellurium, Helium and Selenium. These names cover planets, asteroids and stars. In addition, ...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

One interesting fact regarding the chemical element argon is that an estimated 65 trillion metric tons of argon is present in Earth's atmosphere, as claimed by one of the element's discover, Lord Rayleigh. Argon was join...

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Platinum is found in nature in the Earth's crust. It exists as alloys with several other metals, including palladium, ruthenium, osmium, rhodium and iridium. It belongs to group 10 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

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Bromine is found in the Earth's crust, in seawater and as a by-product of chlorine used in pools. Several products used in fire retardants, agriculture and sanitation contain bromine.

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The primary element in glass is silica, or silicon oxide (SiO2). However, on its own silica can be difficult to work with since it has an incredibly high melting point of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and is extreme...

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