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Ytterbium at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Ytterbium
Symbol: Yb
Atomic Number: 70
Atomic Mass: 173.04 amu
Melting Point: 824.0 °C (1097.15 K, 1515.2 °F)
Boiling Point: 1466.0 °C (1739.15 K, 2670.8 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 70
Number of Neutrons: 103
Classification: Rare Earth
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 6.98 g/cm3
Color: Silvery

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Ytterbium]  
Number of Energy Levels: 6

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 32
    Fifth Energy Level: 8
    Sixth Energy Level: 2


Isotope Half Life
Yb-16932.03 days
Yb-1754.19 days


Date of Discovery: 1878
Discoverer: Jean de Marignac
Name Origin: Ytterby (a town in Sweden)
Uses: metallurgical and chemical experiments
Obtained From: yttria, monazite, gadolinite, xenotime

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