Cerium

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Cerium
Name Cerium
Symbol Ce
Atomic number 58
Atomic mass 140.1 amu
Normal state solid
Classification Inner Transistion metal
Crystal structure cubic
Color grey
Date of discovery 1803
Name of discoverer W. von Hisinger
Name origin From the asteroid Ceres.
Uses Cerium can be used to make heat resistant alloys.
Obtained from monazite.


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