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Facts about Terbium

Terbium

Terbium was discovered in 1843 by Swedish chemist Carl Gustaf Mosander, who detected it as an impurity in Yttrium-oxide, Y2O3, and named after the village Ytterby in Sweden.

Terbium

Terbium is classified as a rare earth element.

Terbium

Terbium is an inner transition metal (or lanthanide) that lies in period six of the periodic table, between gadolinium and dysprosium.

Terbium

Terbium (chemical symbol Tb, atomic number 65) is a silvery-white rare earth metal.

Terbium

Naturally occurring terbium is composed of one stable isotope, 159-Tb.

Terbium

Terbium is never found in nature as the free element, but it is contained in many minerals.