Gadolinium

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Gadolinium

Gadolinium

Atomic Number: 64

Atomic Mass: 157.25

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P: 64E: 64N: 93.25

Group 3 Period 6

Gadolinium is one of the more abundant rare-earth elements. It is never found as free element in nature, but it is contained in many rare minerals.

The image reflects the use of the element in television screens.

It has 2 valence electrons

Melting Point: 1585 (2394 F)Boiling Point: 3523 (5882 F) Density of a solid: 7901 (kg m3)

Lanthanide Group

Gadolinium is used in alloys of iron and chromium to improve resistance to high temperatures and oxidation. It is also used to make gadolinium yttrium garnets which have microwave applications.

Gadolinium is found in halogens, oxygen, hydrogen. For each compound, a formal oxidation number for gadolinium is given.


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