Yttrium (symbol Y, atomic number 39) is a chemical element classified as a rare earth element, which is never found naturally as a free element.
Properties, Isotopes, and Occurrence
The element atomic weight of 88.9. Its melting and boiling points are known to be 1522 C, and 3345 C respectively. Yttrium's density is pinpointed at 4.47 grams per cubic centimetre. Classified as metal, it is in a solid state at room temperature. Yttrium (not to be confused with ytterbium) is also named after the Swedish village of Ytterby where it was first discovered.
In physical appearance, Yttrium appears as a silvery-metallic,...Read More