Symbol: Be

Atomic Number: 4

Atomic Weight: 9.0122

Beryllium (atomic number 4, symbol Be) is a divalent chemical metal which occurs in nature in a combination with different minerals and metals. It is found in the composition of some noble gemstones, including chrysoberyl and beryl. In a free state, beryllium is a lightweight, strong, brittle, and steel-grey, alkaline earth metal.

This metal is mostly used to harden alloys and specifically beryllium copper. Due to its thermal stability, flexural rigidity, low density, and thermal conductivity, beryllium is used in structural applications, with its qualities making it an aerospace material. It is used for space vehicles, missiles, high speed aircraft,...Read More