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Atomic symbol Pr
Atomic number 59
Classification Metallic
Atomic mass 140.90765 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery 1885
Name of discoverer Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach
Name origin From the Greek prasios, meaning green, and didymos, meaning twin.
Uses Used as an alloying agent with magnesium to create high-strength metals for use in aircraft engines; Cores of carbon arc lights, used in the film industry for studio lighting and projector lights; Praseodymium compounds colour glasses and enamels yellow.
Obtained from Obtained from monazite and bastnasite ores.

Praseodymium is a metallic element in the Lanthanoid group. It is soft, silvery, malleable, and ductile.[1] It is one of the rare earth elements.