What are Rare Earth Metals? Common Properties of Rare Earth Metals
The rare earths metals are silver, silvery-white or gray metals which have a high luster, but tarnish readily in air. The rare earth metals have high electrical conductivity. Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the List of Metals.
Common properties of Rare Earth metals
The elements classed as "Rare Earth metals" have the following properties in common:
- Silver, silvery-white, or gray metals
- High Luster
- Tarnish in air
- Have a high electrical conductivity
Rare Earth - Chemical Elements in the Periodic Table
The elements contained in the classification of Rare Earth are as follows:
Elements classified as Rare Earth
The elements classified as "Rare Earth Elements" are located in Group 3 of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods. The Rare Earth Elements are of the Lanthanide and Actinide series. Most of the elements in the Actinide series are synthetic or man-made.