Scandium

1879

Scandium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


UppsalaLars Fredrik Nilson elements

Scandium

Atomic number 21

Lewis acids


Dmitri Mendeleev had predicted an element with the chemical properties of scandium, and had called it ekaboron. Lars Fredrik Nilson named it scandium after the Latin name for Scandinavia.

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