Lutetium

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It’s Name:

The name is Lutetium

It’s Abbreviation:

Lutetium’s symbol is Lu.

Atomic Number:

Lutetium’s atomic number is 71.

It’s weight:

Its weight is 174.9668.

It’s color:

Its color is silvery-white.

It’s Atomic configuration:

Lutetium’s Atomic configuration is 1s2 2s2p6 3s2p6d10 4s2p6d10f14 5s2p6d1 6s2.

Where was it discovered:

It was Discovered in the town of  Ytterby, Sweden.

When was it discovered:

It was discovered in 1907.

Who discovered Lutetium:

Georges Urban and Aur von

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How did it get it’s name:

It got its name after “lutetia” a Latin word for: Paris in the roman area.

Stable Element or not:

Lutetium is a stable element.

It’s Common State of Matter:

lutetium’s common state of matter is solid.

What its melting point:

Lutetium’s melting point is 1925.

What its boiling point :

Lutetium’s boiling point 3675.

What it’s used for:

There are few uses because is really expensive. Lutetium is used to make catalysts for cracking hydrocarbons in the petrochemical industry. Lutetium has very little uses. Also is used in specialised Glasses and lenses. They are also used in oil refining and in certain medical diagnostic techniques.