Origin / Meaning of the name Tellurium
The name originates from the Greek word 'tellus' meaning Earth
Periodic Table Group and Classification of the of the Tellurium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Tellurium is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as one of the Metalloids has the properties of both metals and Non-Metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
Facts about the Discovery and History of the Tellurium Element
Tellurium was discovered by Franz-Joseph Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 in Romania. It was isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798.
History of the Periodic Table
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Occurrence of the Tellurium Element
Obtained from a by-product of refining of lead and copper
Principal source of tellurium is from anode msds
Abundances of the element in different environments
% in Universe 9×10-7%
% in Sun N/A
% in Meteorites 0.00021%
% in Earth's Crust 9.9×10-8%
% in Oceans N/A
% in Humans N/A
Associated Uses of Tellurium
Coloring of glass
Msds tellurium dioxide