Beryllium was discovered in 1798 by scientist Abbé Haüy. Until its discovery in 1798, it was assumed that emeralds and beryl were composed of different substances. More »

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Beryllium has several roles in industry, including use as an X-ray window, a moderator in nuclear reactors, a part of several alloys and a component in ceramics. It is very light and has a relatively high melting point i... More »

Beryllium was discovered in 1728 by the French chemist Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, who proposed naming it "glucinium" from the Greek "glykys," meaning "sweet," because of its sweet taste. The first elemental beryllium was i... More »

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At room temperature, beryllium is a solid element that is also a metal. Its atomic number is 4, and it belongs to the alkaline earth metals group (Group 2) on the periodic table of elements. More »

Beryllium has four electrons, four protons and five neutrons. Beryllium is classified as an alkaline earth metal. This element's atomic weight is 9.012 grams per mole. More »

Beryllium nitrate, also called beryllium dinitrate, is the ionic beryllium salt of the nitric acid HNO3. Its molecular formula is Be(NO3)2, and its molecular weight is 133.021982. More »

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Beryllium was discovered in 1728 by the French chemist Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, who proposed naming it "glucinium" from the Greek "glykys," meaning "sweet," because of its sweet taste. The first elemental beryllium was i... More »

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