The Element Europium

What is Europium? Element Properties & Periodic Table Info

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Definition of the Europium Element
A silvery-white, soft, rare-earth element occurring in monazite and bastnaesite and used to dope lasers and to absorb neutrons in research. Europium tarnishes quickly in air at room temperature, burns at about 150 C to 180 C and reacts readily with water. The Atomic Number of this element is 63 and the Element Symbol is Eu.

Origin / Meaning of the name Europium
Named after Europe

 

Periodic Table Group and Classification of the of the Europium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Europium
classified as an element in the Lanthanide series as one of the "Rare Earth Elements" which can located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods. The Rare Earth Elements are divided into the Lanthanide and Actinide series. The elements in the Lanthanide series closely resemble lanthanum, and one another, in their chemical and physical properties. Their compounds are used as catalysts in the production of petroleum and synthetic products. Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the List of Metals.

Facts about the Discovery and History of the Europium Element
Europium was first found by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1890. But its discovery is credited to the French chemist Eugene-Antole Demaray in 1901.

History of the Periodic Table
Check out the brief History of the Periodic Table which details dates and the names of famous scientists and chemists who contributed to the development of the Periodic Table.

Occurrence of the Europium Element
Occurs in monazite and bastnaesite
Man-made

Abundances of the element in different environments
%
in Universe 510-8%
% in Sun 510-8%
% in Meteorites 5.910-6%
% in Earth's Crust 0.00018%
% in Oceans 1.310-11%
% in Humans N/A

Associated Uses of Europium
Color televisions

Eu

The Properties of the Europium Element
Symbol: Eu
Atomic Number: 63
Atomic Mass: 151.964 amu
Melting Point: 822.0 C - 1095.15 K
Boiling Point: 1597.0 C - 1870.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 63
Number of Neutrons: 89
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.259 g/cm3
Color: silver

The Properties of the Europium Element
Name of Element : Europium
Symbol: Eu
Atomic Number: 63
Atomic Mass: 151.964 amu
Melting Point: 822.0 C - 1095.15 K
Boiling Point: 1597.0 C - 1870.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 63
Number of Neutrons: 89
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.259 g/cm3
Color: silver

Europium as on the Periodic Table
Check out Europium on the Periodic Table which arranges each chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the
Periodic Law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Europium as on the Periodic Table for additional information and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc with any other element. An invaluable source of facts and information as a Chemistry reference guide.

What is Europium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 and now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri  Mendeleev knew in his day in his day but still all fitting into his concept of  the "Periodic Table" in which Europium is just one element that can be found.

Learn about what is Europium with these fast facts...
These articles contain facts and information relating to Europium and each of the other elements including the Periodic Symbol,  group, classification, properties and atomic number which is often referred to as the Periodic Table Number. Test your knowledge of chemistry and the Periodic Table by completing the Element Symbols and Atomic Numbers on our Blank Periodic Table. Chemistry students will also find a helpful section on Chemical Formulas.

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