Niobium

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Niobium
Properties
Atomic symbol Nb
Atomic number 41
Classification Transition metal
Atomic mass 92.9 amu
Other Information
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.

External Resources

http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele041.html

http://www.ehow.com/about_5031885_niobium.html

http://www.chemicool.com/elements/niobium.html

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/niobium