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Scandium

Name: Scandium
Symbol: Sc
Number of Energy Levels: 4
Electrons on the outer energy level: 2
Atomic number: 21
Atomic Mass: 44.95591 Amu (Atomic Mass Units)
Protons/Electrons: 21
Neutrons: 24
Density: 2.989 g/cm3
Classification: Transition Metal

Scandium | Chemical elements

Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Nielson and its name derives from the word "Scandinavia".

Top 8 interesting facts about scandium

  1. Scandium is a silver-white soft metal.
  2. Scandium is found in most of the deposits of uranium and other rare earth elements.
  3. Only few mines worldwide extract scandium.
  4. Scandium availability is very low, it is very difficult to prepare, and it does not have major applications.
  5. The only major application of scandium is in aluminum alloy.
  6. Only 100 pounds of scandium is trade worldwide every year.
  7. Scandium has only one stable isotope, 45-Sc.
  8. Scandium is the 50th most common element on Earth, 35th most abundant in the Earth’s crust, and 23rd most common element in the Sun.

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