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ytterbium


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Symbol Yb. A silvery metallic element belonging to the lanthanoids; a.n. 70; r.a.m. 173.04; r.d. 6.965 (20°C); m.p. 819°C; b.p. 1194°C. It occurs in gadolinite, monazite, and xenotime. There are seven natural isotopes and ten artificial isotopes are known. It is used in certain steels. The element was discovered by Jean de Marignac (1817–94) in 1878.

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