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Name Niobium
Symbol Nb
Atomic number 41
Atomic mass 92.9 amu
Classification Transition metal
Crystal structure Cubic
Color White
Date of discovery 1801
Name of discoverer Charles Hatchet
Name origin After Niobe, daughter of mythical king (Tantalus).
Uses Nil known.
Obtained from Columbite

Niobium(ni-OH-bee-um) is a silvery-white metal.

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