Symbol: Yb

Atomic Number: 70

Atomic Weight: 173.04

Ytterbium (symbol Yb, atomic number 70) is a naturally formed chemical element known to science since the 1840s.

The element's atomic weight is just over 173. Ytterbium has a melting point of 809 C, and boiling point of 1196 C. The element has a density of 6.9 grams per cubic centimetre. At room temperature, Ytterbium is in a solid state. As per the elements classification system, Ytterbium is metal. This is a ductile, malleable, and soft element with a silvery luster. It oxidizes when exposed to air and reacts with mineral acids. It is a rare earth element belonging to...Read More